Captain Mike was literally born into the yachting industry. His parents owned and ran a very successful marine store in Fort Lauderdale, which became his playground and introduction to the yachting world. He has worked on every type of vessel imaginable and has sailed extensively all over the world. For the past 15 years he has been working for Hargrave custom yachts as their full-time fleet captain. He holds a USCG 1600-ton Master Captain’s License. When not navigating the high seas, Captain Mike loves to cook and take in nature while riding his motorbike.
Chef: Tim Bishop
Born and raised in Guilford, Ct. on Long Island Sound, Tim spent his youth sailing competitively during the summer (North American Sailing Championship in 1975) and skiing competitively (1979 on the US Pro Tour) during the winter. For many years he owned and operated a Design/Build Construction Company earning an Associate’s Degree in Architectural Engineering. In 2005 he decided to make a huge career change and follow his lifelong desire to become a Chef. He spent a year under apprenticeship at a French Bistro training under the exacting demands of the two French owners. Embracing this experience Tim became a private chef on several large estates. In the summer of 2014, he decided to further his adventures and moved to Ft Lauderdale to enter the Yachting Industry. Since doing so, he has freelanced successfully on a multitude of yachts, many of which have become repeat clients. In the early summer of 2018, he was given an opportunity to become part of the Hargrave family, where he continues to delight and indulge the palates of the guests onboard MB3.
Chief Stewardess: Tanya Luszcz
Having grown up in the little state of Rhode Island, Tanya has always had a love for the ocean. Traveling and experiencing new places and cultures is what drew her into the yachting arena. She has been in the industry for 5 years, working as a freelance stewardess on vessels of all sizes. Tanya spent last summer in New England on the 140’King Baby, and in November 2018 had the opportunity to take over the chief stewardess position on MB3. She strives to make every charter experience a very memorable one for each charter guest. Her passions include swimming, trying new foods, meeting new people and exploring all the world has to offer.
First mate: TJ Sohn
Growing up on the Chesapeake Bay, Tim or TJ as he is known, was introduced to the water at an early age. He started racing boats with his family at around 14, which is when his passion for the industry began. He trained as a marine mechanic at the renowned Wyotech Marine School before seeking a position within the yachting industry. Since joining MB3 in October 2018 he strives to not only keep the boat in pristine condition, but most importantly enjoys exceeding all the expectations of MB3’s charter guests.