Captain Name: Andrew Stewart
Captain Nationality: USA
Number of Crew: 5
Captain Andrew Stewart
Captain Andrew Stewart fell in love with boating at a very young age. Growing up on the north shore of long island in a small hamlet of Oyster Bay. At the age of twelve he began competitive sailing at the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club. Educated in Boston he received a degree in economics from Northeastern University. After some time in the business world the ocean once again called. Andrew started his maritime education at Chapman school as well as Maritime professional training school. Through his 20 years as a captain, Andrew has commanded many yachts from New England, the Great lakes, Bahamas, and the Caribbean oceans. Safety is priority number one, and his in-depth knowledge of the seas is the perfect formula for a relaxing and informative vacation. Once you cruise the high seas with Captain Andrew Stewart you will never forget the experience of your life.
First Mate Christopher Gallaway
Chris was born in West Palm Beach, Florida and raised in Juno Beach. He has been a local resident of Florida for 30 years. Chris has traveled back and forth to the Bahamas by boat his entire life, the first trip was at 6 months old. He started his career as a mechanic at Sikorsky Aircraft then moved on to detailing boats where a newfound passion for working on the water was discovered. Has been in the yachting industry for 7 years, working his way up the chain an retained his 100 captains license. Has a passion for fishing and freediving. Chris has traveled to over 150 of the 700 islands in the Bahamas. He has a great personality and willing to share his knowledge of the Bahamas and east coast with the guest to ensure a fun and enjoyable time. Chris will ensure 100% of the guest requirements are met.
Chief Stewardess Shayla Ward
Shayla is a California native, and now an East-Coast transplant. She grew up in the mountains, but her favorite places to live have always been near the water. She has spent over a decade in hospitality serving families all over the globe. When she’s not Yachting, she is an amazing birth doula, helping families prepare for their most important moment. Caring and attentive, Shayla will cater to you and your guests aboard Legacy. She always has a solution to any problem, accompanied with a smile. She is friendly and professional and will make sure you have a fun and positive experience!
Deck/Stew Jillian Beuschel
Jillian, our Deck/Stew was born in New Jersey, but her adventurous nature influenced her moves around the country. She’s lived in South Carolina, Delaware, New Jersey, Arizona, and Florida. She travels the world whenever the opportunity rises. Last year her itch for travel took her to over 8 countries, and 29 states. Hardworking and athleticism are her top qualities. Before being introduced to yachting, she obtained a Plant-based Nutrition degree from the Ivy League college Cornell. Jillian is a very experienced horseback rider with 19 years under her belt. Jillian is the “Jill of all trades”. Come aboard our vessel to witness endless smiles from our wonderful crew member.
Chef Geno Accetta
Chef Geno Accetta was born and raised in South Philly, USA by a close knit family of Restaurateurs and lived in a community where sharing great meals with close friends, family and clients was second nature. At a very young age, Geno worked as a Chef in various restaurants in the Colorado area for over 17 plus years, and then, his passion for food and people, Geno discovered the perfect setting for practicing his delicious craft was aboard SHALIMAR Yacht Charters. Sailing provides an intimate venue where he could share his culinary talents and creatively adapt each charter menu to suite the preferences of the charter guests aboard.
Besides his passion for food and people, Geno holds a PHD in Psychology and during his time off specializes in helping kids and young adults. Having spent many years in Colorado, he also thoroughly enjoys the “great outdoors” and has a love of travel, meeting new people, and music of all genres.