Captain Name: Mike Minnuies
Captain Nationality: US
Number of Crew: 6
Captain: Mike Minnuies
Mike has been a Licensed Captain for over 15 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.
Second Stewardess: Julie Arnold (Freelance)
Julie brings years of experience of cruising the east coast from Canada to Florida as well as the Bahamas and Caribbean to VIVERE for the summer 2020 season. She has her passion for yachting, a team player that you may see setting a dining table one minute and the next she could be driving our tender. Julie is always eager to please and look out for her specialty cocktails!
Deckhand: Endrix Rodriguez
Endrix is the newest addition to the VIVERE Team. He has traveled extensively and worked on several yachts both in the United States and Internationally while honing his skills and obtaining his Captain’s License. Endrix is upbeat, enthusiastic and loves to interact with our charter guests and creating a memorable experience onboard.
Chef: Cassia Kern McNulty (Freelance)
Chef Cassia has been creating culinary delights in the private and charter yachting world for approximately eighteen years. Born in Brazil, she grew with her family who owned several bakeries. She went to culinary school and later she opened a very successful restaurant (Safita) after some time she sold the restaurant and moved to the United States where she still resides. Cassia finds great happiness in meeting new people and creating the food that will make their experience one to remember.