Captain Name: Steve Feldman
Captain Nationality: American
Number of Crew: 9
Captain- Steve Feldman, 45, from Long Island New York
Captain Steve has been a resident of Florida for 20 years. He has been an avid boater for most of his life, his passion in his “Go Fast” boat spending many weekends with other boaters in central Florida. Captain Steve has been with StarShip since 2003 and has been working with the owner since 1997. Steve ensures that any charter or event will run smoothly from start to finish.
Chief Engineer- Jib Mitchell
Jib is originally from Sudbury Canada, Then moved to Stuart Florida at the age of Seven. Where he developed a love for the ocean. Jibs yachting career has taken him all over the world most recently he spent the last three years in the south Pacific in such places as the remote areas of Papua new Guinea and Kapingamarangi.
Chef- Wayne Gallo
Wayne was born in South Africa with ancestral roots in the UK and Italy, Wayne Grew up in Durban. Where he first began his culinary journey in the restaurant business. He then moved to the UK in 1991, and continued on his culinary adventure. Having spent a lot of time traveling around the world, food has always been at the top of his to do list.
Yachting has been a great combination for him. Wayne joined the high seas working on yachts in 2009 and has never looked back. Creativity is a specialty of Wayne’s, and he is happy to conjure up anything your palate desires, and cater to specific dietary requirements. With his mixed culture background you will find a fusion cuisine combining local ingredients with exotic flavors.
In his free time he enjoys watersports, finding new surf hot spots, and diving.
Chief Stewardess- Abby Sheppard
Abby was born in Wisconsin. She joined yachting right after high school. Abby quickly worked her way up the ranks, and has been a successful Chief Stewardess for over 10 years. Abby prides herself on ultimate guest satisfaction. Her favorite aspect of the job is meeting her new guests. Abby loves attending sporting events, in particular Football. Her team is the Green Bay Packers.
She has traveled extensively during her time in yachting, including the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Hawaii, Central America, and the US East Coast. Her favorite city is Charleston because of the unique of the city and her easy access to the water.
Second Stewardess- Nikki Meiman
Nikki was born in Fort Lauderdale. Her love for the water started at a young age, when she spent a lot of her spare time on her dads’ boats. Nikki loves the outdoors, as well as fishing, but her enjoyment for people and her training with children encouraged her to become a stewardess. With her calm disposition, and eagerness to learn, she has quickly become a vital member of the crew.
Nikki is also a trapper for the Nuisance Alligator Trapper Program, for the State of Florida, and provides much amusement to our guests when explaining her line of ‘community service.’
Third Stewardess- coming soon.
First Officer: Scotty Ducan
Scott is from Mount Dora, Florida. He was a competitive swimmer throughout his youth. Enjoying the beaches and lakes surrounding his childhood home, he naturally molded his hobbies around the water. He spent much of his leisure time fishing, diving, and boating. Scott spent four years in the US Coast Guard as a coxswain at small boat stations before finding himself working on Motor Yachts. His time in the yachting industry has brought him to the Caribbean, Bahamas, Mediterranean, Central America, Mexico, zores, Madeira, and The Canary Islands. Scott has 5 years of yachting experience including Motor Yacht Huntress 180′, Motor Yacht Serengeti 130′ , and Motor Yacht Temptation 123’.
Bosun: Alex Bosch
Alex was born in New York, and grew up in Namibia. At 21, he decided to move back to the United States. This is his first time away from home, but adapted very well to life here after he discovered yachting. Alex has his Skippers license, allowing him to drive smaller tenders, and he is eagerly awaiting for the sea time that will allow him to take his Yacht masters. Alex loves water sports, is an avid kite boarded. He takes any opportunity to get into the water, making him a perfect addition to the deck team. Alex is also fantastic with children.
Deckhand: Nick Linder
Nick was born and raised in South Florida where he found a passion for watersports and the ocean.
Nick has been in the yachting industry for two years with time spent on the east coast of the united states and the Mediterranean.