Justin Mornhinweg – Captain
Education/Certifications: USGC 200 ton Master, Towing Endorsement, NAUI Dive Instructor
Languages Spoken: English
Justin Mornhinweg’s path in the marine industry started when he became a scuba instructor in Louisville, Kentucky in 2015 which led to a position with a live-aboard charter company in Nassau, Bahamas in 2016. That role in the Bahamas further sparked his passion for yachting, and he embarked on his current career path toward becoming a Captain. Along his journey he has held positons as Mate, Deckhand, and Engineer.
With his strong work ethic and positive attitude, he has been completing his certifications over the past four years while also working as First Mate and Engineer on charter vessels, including two years previously on board EMRYS. He looks forward to continuing the amazing charter program that has been built up over the years and passed along from previous Captain Des.
His colleagues and friends would best describe him as a self-motivated, hardworking individual who is a great team player. Justin looks to make the best of any situation and continuously shows up with a smile and positive attitude.
Aiming to provide top of the line service, Justin returns to 98’ EMRYS to captain a once and a lifetime charter experience.
Samantha Oxford – Chief Stew
Certifications/Education: ENG1, Superyacht Interior & Hospitality, Washington State Food Handlers Card
Sam is a passionate stewardess who hails from Camas, Washington. Raised in the embrace of nature, Sam's childhood was divided between the mountains, where her mom resided, and a small town where her dad has lived all her life.
An enduring love for physical activity blossomed in Sam, leading her to dedicate 13 years of her life to playing soccer. Due to her active childhood, she discovered her true passion lies within the great outdoors, especially hiking, which she considers one of her most cherished pastimes.
Fueled by her unquenchable thirst for adventure, Sam decided to pursue a career in yachting. With seven years of experience as a barista, Sam's transition to the yachting world was seamless, thanks to her exceptional service skills. Her commitment to delivering high-quality experiences and beverages has always been a hallmark of her personality. Sam’s outgoing nature, teamwork prowess, and quick learning abilities make her a valuable asset to any crew. Dedicated to providing an experience like no other, Sam is sure to give guests an unforgettable charter experience on board EMRYS.
In her spare time, Sam enjoys hiking, snowboarding, swimming, camping, and savoring delicious food.
Anthon Johnson - Chef
Education/Certifications: STCW, ENG 1, Atlantis University Leadership Course, Culinary and Management
Anthon Johnson is a Bahamian chef who has been in the culinary industry for over 19 years, leading with his passion and superior culinary knowledge. Prior to joining the yachting industry, Chef Anthon has worked at the Atlantis Resort in Nassau, as a Head Chef, as well as at Albany Bahamas as their Sous Chef.
Chef Anthon specializes in French, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Italian, Asian and Vegan options. He is sure to go above and beyond for every guest and will always cater to any specific dietary requests. He is easy going, a team player, humble and will also be sure to show his bubbly personality. His eagerness to show clients a five star experience is evident in all of his work.
When not aboard charter, you can find Chef Anthon working out, participating in karate and self defense, as well as spending time with his family. His motto is “love even in the darkest of times”. Chef Anthon can’t wait to give guests aboard 98’ EMRYS a taste of his Bahamian heritage with a twist. His exceptional fruit carving skills are also not to be missed!
Tamlyn Hagerman – Mate
Certifications/Education: MOY Limited 200 ton Power, GMDSS GOC, Food & Hygiene Level 1, ENG1, MCA Medical, Approved Engineering Course, Efficient Deckhand, STCW, PADI OWSI, Interior Superyacht Intro with Silver Service, BA in Creative Writing - UNISA
Languages: English, Afrikaans
Nationality: South African
Tammy grew up in the beautiful coastal town of Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. With both of her parents being lovers of the ocean, her toes were crunching in sand from a very young age. While studying at the University of South Africa she worked in the family IT business, waitressed, and started scuba diving full time. By the end of 2013, she was a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor and Operational Manager of the Dive Center in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. In the summer of 2015, she was hired as a Scuba Diving Instructor in The Bahamas, working across the Company’s 4 boats for over 7 years.
During her boating career, Tammy has learned to engineer, cook for 25+ people on a rolling sailboat, and run their weeklong charters to the outer islands. In 2019 she became Relief Captain and in 2021, became full time Captain of her first vessel.
Tammy is known for being positive, having a loud laugh, and knowing random facts. She is a quick learner, dynamic crew member, and prides herself on working efficiently. She aims to provide a great charter experience that is memorable, relaxing, and exceeds guest expectations.
In her spare time, Tammy devours books eagerly, her passion is being curious.