Captain Name: Mike Minnuies
Captain Nationality: US
Number of Crew: 6
Captain Mike Minnuies
Mike has been a licensed captain for 13 years, leading large crews and operating privately owned yachts, as well as, USCG Certified Passenger Vessels. He has now been the Captain of VIVERE in Florida to New England since January 2010. As captain, he has managed the maintenance and operation of this customized yacht, assuring that she is ready to run and please the owners and many guests aboard, while always keeping charter in mind for the near future. He is enthusiastic about charter of VIVERE and is experienced with all types of guests; corporate groups and VIP’S, celebrities and families from around the world. He was previously Captain aboard 75′ motor yacht AVANTI which had many successful charters throughout his term aboard in Florida, New England and the Great Lakes. His prior experience is Captain aboard M/Y Millennium – New York, S. Florida & the Bahamas among other reputable charter yachts ranging from 45′ – 150′.
First Mate Robert Stackpoole
Robert was born and raised on the Great Lakes so he learned to drive boats at the very early age of 7. This progressed into bigger boats as he got older, bringing along additional skills and experience in the industry.
At 20 Robert moved to Ft. Lauderdale pursuing work on boats in a tropical climate year round. He joined VIVERE in August of 2015 maintaining the yacht and tender sound, both cosmetically and mechanically. He has logged over 2,000 nautical miles along the Eastern Seaboard, including the waters of the Bahamas.
Robert enjoys meeting new people and looks forward to making charter guests welcome and comfortable onboard.
Chief Stewardess Kate Jones
A native of Oregon, Kate is a true Northwest-grown Sea Gypsy. She has spent several years on a wide variety of luxury yachts and catamarans, sailing the Caribbean and the Northeastern shore; Alaska, and Canada. Kate brings to each Charter her enthusiastic, cheerful, and ready smile. You will find her to be high energy, fun, always joyful and able to assist you to ensure an individualized experience. She has a focus on professionalism, warmth, and concern for guest satisfaction.Kate is also a licensed Aesthetician who can refresh your sun-kissed skin or relax you with a facial at the end of a long day of beach activities or shopping.
On her time off you will find her bag always packed for another one of her world adventures.
Stewardess � To be announced
Deckhand Eric Connell
A New York native, Eric has been a deckhand on VIVERE for approximately 9 months. He has traveled South America working as deckhand on M/V Yorktown 257� for over a year. He is passionate and wants to learn as much as he can about the industry hoping one day to become a captain of his own sail boat.
Chef – Currently hiring freelance