Captain Name: Durk Offringa
Captain Nationality: USA
Number of Crew: 4
CAPTAIN – Durk Offringa
Durk Offringa has worked in the yachting industry as captain for 25 years. From his early beginnings of sailing on Tampa Bay when in college, to soon thereafter starting and running a diving/sailing charter operation in Jamaica, he began his keen sense of service mixed with adventure style! From then on Durk has captained 112’ to 156’ motor /expedition yachts completing four American new constructions projects along the way. The majority of this time was spent employed by only three owners and travelling the Caribbean while refining his ability to adapt to any guest and turn their dreams into reality. Be assured that his vast experience and attention to detail will make you wish your trip had been longer aboard INDIGO.
MATE – Owen (Bo) Brennen
Bo was born in New Orleans and lived there until hurricane Katrina forced his family to move to Destin Florida. Bo, with his two brothers got to live and play in and around the water all day, as they lived on their family boat. The family tender was the way to get around and soon he found his love for the water. His family moved to Gulf Port, Mississippi. During his high school years, Bo played on the football and baseball teams. Bo went on to play quarterback at Ole Miss. But injuries put stop to this love for sport. Bo is enthusiastic, hardworking and enjoys a challenge. He moved to Fort Lauderdale to start his yachting career and has found a new passion to steer his next course. Bo looks forward to serving you on board INDIGO.
STEWARDESS- Danielle Delapine
Danielle was born and raised in sunny Jupiter Florida and found herself on the water every chance possible. Prior to joining yachting she trained in Tae Kwon Do for eight years rising to the level of first degree black belt instructor while also attending Valencia Community College pursuing a psychology and modeling career. This led Danielle to move to New York City, for more opportunities. This big move is where her spark for travel and wanderlust really started to grow. After research, hard work and schooling for multiple yachting certificates Danielle has risen through the ranks while working with great crew on remarkable yachts. Danielle has a passion for fine detail a wonderful smile and caring attitude that can be felt with her bubbly presence onboard.
CHEF – Jeremy Smith
Chef Jeremy was Born in Jamestown New York, Jeremy joined the culinary industry at the age of 14. Jeremy found his love for the culinary arts while working at the Historic Athenaeum Hotel. Jeremy Graduated from the Connecticut Culinary Institute with a certificate in Advance Culinary Arts as well as baking and pastries. Jeremy moved to Florida for better weather and teamed up with a fellow culinary trained chef to open a fine dining restaurant called, Creative Cuisine and Wine Bar in Jupiter Florida. There he met a former yachtie and decided to join the industry. Jeremy has now taken his culinary arts skills and wine pairing knowledge and combined it with a passion to travel and work in the yachting industry. He has spent the last few years doing numerous charters throughout the Bahamas and the Caribbean Chef Jeremy always strives to present elegant and eclectic dishes to surprise and delight guest on board. He is well versed in a numerous cuisines, specialty diets and has a health conscious mind.