Captain Lee Danielson 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 Cody Banc joins Murphy’s Law with energy, enthusiasm and a hard-working attitude. After school, Cody spent time to obtain all his certifications and licenses and soon found a position as deckhand on a private yacht. Cody then did a trans-Atlantic crossing on a 200 foot and was soon promoted to 2nd engineer – something he enjoys doing besides serving guests and driving the tender to your next secret snorkeling spot! After a couple years working in the industry, Cody has traveled much, learnt a lot and truly enjoys what he does. Cody is always willing to teach the guests a new thing and show them a good time on board Murphy’s Law.
Chief Stewardess Shannon Jones is a dynamic young lady who enjoys the hustle and bustle of a busy boat. Shannon thrives on the interesting aspects of serving guests, while planning theme nights as the yacht anchors at an idyllic spot for sunset views followed by a lovely dinner. She enjoys creating all these details as per your preferences, as she aims to please and ensure a memorable time on board. Working as part of a team, she has been on both private yachts and busy charter yachts cruising the Mediterranean, Bahamas and New England. Shannon learnt a lot onboard Lady Sara, that won the yacht charter crew of the year over 50m in 2017. “It’s all about teamwork and a great attitude.” She has a great love for the ocean, is a quick learner, positive by nature and highly adaptable in all situations. Shannon is an avid diver, certified yoga teacher and loves to share these passions with her crew and guests alike.
Second Stewardess Courtney Morgan has recently joined the Murphy’s Law team and she is looking forward to experiencing the Bahamas and new adventures. Fun, friendly and full of life is how she is known by her new crew members. Courtney loves to interact with guests, enjoys the fast pace of getting everything in order for a successful charter. Prior to yachting Morgan was a child educator and also worked in Make Up Artistry. She is detailed and manages her time well. Courtney got her first sailing experience with Ensign racing and enjoyed the comradery and adventure. She found an opportunity to work on Motor yachts and hasn’t looked back since. She enjoys traveling, has a deep love for the ocean, paddle boarding, sailing and teaching. Courtney looks forward to having you on board Murphy’s Law.
Chef Jonas Hägg 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.