Captain Name: Lee Danielson
Captain Nationality: US
Number of Crew: 5
CAPTAIN: Lee Danielson
Lee is originally from St. Thomas and grew up on the water traveling through the islands. Lee started out in the luxury yacht business running short-term corporate charters and then moved into the term charters working his way from mate to engineer to captain. He has worked for the Murphy family for the past 15 years doing trips and charters in South Florida and the Bahamas and his past yachts have included the 124’ Broward Murphy’s Law, Pegasus and Fantasy. He has a very easy going, can do attitude and he is very professional with all guests. He enjoys fishing, wave runners, snorkeling and has extensive knowledge of the Bahamas. He and his crew are keen to show new guests all of the great spots throughout the Bahamas and keep them coming back year after year aboard Murphy’s Law.
MATE: Maikeli Dennis
Hailing from a small Fijian island, Rotuma, Maikeli is no stranger to working outdoors or being around water. Starting out as a commercial diver for Pacific Diving services almost a decade ago, he soon found all kinds of positions luring him closer to a job on board a yacht. Maikeli has an eclectically diverse range of skills, strengths and great sense of humor that allows him to consistently deliver quality and efficient work. Maikeli combines his passion for travel, fitness, adventure and this constant need to expand his horizons of experiences to the next level. He loves guest interactions, bartending to mix your perfect cocktail, all while getting the tender ready for your beach excursion. Maikeli’s hobbies include photography, rugby, music, art, hiking and all watersports especially wake and flyboarding.
CHIEF STEWARDESS: Tamaryn Smith
Tamaryn is originally from South Africa and loves the yachting world! She has traveled to various places in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Bahamas on board private and chartered vessels. Enjoying all aspects of working on yachts, it is her dedicated work ethic and enthusiasm that makes this dynamic young lady a great asset and team player on board any yacht. Tamaryn enjoys the outdoors and loves working with her guests. Her aim is to make you feel relaxed and comfortable yet adding to detail, to make you feel spoilt, as you should! Tamaryn looks forward to welcome you on board Murphy’s Law.
SECOND STEWARDESS: Colleen Buchanan
Colleen is happiest in nature which roots from growing up, living and working in the some of the wildest parts of Africa. She spent over 15 years working in the Tourism and Hotel Industry. Being passionate about life, seeking adventure and also enjoying meeting new people, she has worked in some interesting places in the world. Through her love for discovering new countries and traveling, she found a perfect fit in the yachting industry a couple of years ago. Colleen is energetic, hard- working and loves to find balance as much as she loves to be adventurous. Colleen is a yoga instructor and would assist you in your morning routine finding balance inside and out. Colleen loves adventure sport, an active lifestyle but can easily relax by nestling in with a good book.
CHEF: Jonas Hägg
Jonas completed his culinary training in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1988 and after an additional year as an apprentice, studying under Chef Dieter Ebeling, he embarked on his professional career. He became the youngest Executive Chef in the region, beginning at Restaurant “Punch”. Haag also served his country as sergeant in the National Service Training Academy. After a while, he ventured into the yachting world with a contract in the Med, cooking for Ivana Trump on the M/Y Ivana. He continued in yachting for many years, catering privately to clients like Rod Stewart, Roger Moore and Saudi Royalty. My first food memory is “growing up on the west coast of Sweden (Gothenburg),” Haag said. “I remember fresh seafood straight from the fishermen at the dock as they landed. We used to have butter-fried oysters on toast for breakfast like other children would get cereal.”
“I’m living my dream! I’m blessed with the opportunity to work with the best ingredients & cooking for the most discerning palates” – he says about his passion for cooking. He is married to Maria, and has two young girls.