CAPTAIN Wesley Trowell | American
Captain Wes started his passion for boating, fishing, and watersports at a very young age which developed his enthusiasm for all things water, ranging from owning his own jet ski / boat rental company, to working in the sports fishing industry, to being a sought-after charter yacht captain. He is a team player and he has a talent for working shoulder to shoulder with his crew to provide a full service, top-notch charter experience. He is a diligent and straight-forward person, and is strong on service and communication. He enjoys having families onboard as he is a family man with 2 children of his own. He has risen through the yachting ranks in various positions over the past 20 years, ranging from chief engineer to chief officer to captain on various superyachts. With over 80+ charters under his belt, Wesley is well-versed in popular cruising areas including the Bahamas, Caribbean, Florida, New England, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, and many more places. Captain Wes and his crew will show you a memorable charter experience. Captain Wes has previously worked on yachts such as: M/Y VIBRANCE 164’ Amels, M/Y CLAIRE 150’ Trinity, M/Y ATOMIC 148’ Sunrise, M/Y SPIRIT 124’ Delta, M/Y PASSION 112’ Lazzarra, M/Y IL CAPO 110’ Broward.
CHEF Emmanuel Vasquez | American
Growing up in Los Angeles and San Francisco California Chef Vasquez aspired to gain as much culinary knowledge as possible and began his journey in hospitality in California then on to Berlin, Germany, continuing to Montréal, Québec studying French language and cuisine in the finest restaurants. Chef Vasquez then traveled to Australia training in Pan/Asian and Australian cuisine being featured in several publications and reviews.
Through it all Chef Vasquez with his high attention to detail has perfected his craft and acquired world-class knowledge of multiple cuisines, cultures, dietary restrictions, and gastronomic delights!
STEWARDESS Stephanie Girdlestone | American
Stephanie brings experience in all interior departments. Prior to yachting, Stephanie was a Corporate Inventory Manager. Her outside interests include hiking, fitness, and snorkeling. She is a professional, harding working individual.
MATE Gordon Pierce |American
Gordon has 8 ½ years of service in the yachting industry including positions on M/Y SIMA 30m (mate/relief skipper); M/Y EBONY SHINE 76m (bosun;) M/Y LADY LOLA 60m(deckhand); and M/Y CAKEWALK 85m (water-sports deckhand). His skills range from tender driving for all types of water sports to extensive deck department knowledge including maintenance and repair. He is a confident deck team leader. Gordon is fully competent, energetic, and enthusiastic team player which comes across to LEVERAGE’s guests the minute they walk onboard.
ENGINEER Nick Dysart |American
Nick has held engineer, bosun, and mate positions including 2 previous stints on LEVERAGE (ex-MILK & HONEY), the 150’ Trinity M/Y UTOPIA III, and 105’ Catamaran BELLA VITA. In keeping with his diverse skill sets, he is often visible helping his fellow crewmembers, and is equally comfortable on deck and in keeping LEVERAGE running smoothly.