Length 301' (92m)
Year Built: 2004 / Refit 2016
Cruising Speed: 16kts (30kph)
Engines: 2x MTU 20V 4000 M93L Diesel
Beam: 45' 11''
Builder: Neorion Syros Shipyard
Crew Captain: Richard Grissel, Chef not known
Draft: 13' 9''
Designer: Studio Massari
British Phil was born and raised in Exeter, South West England. After completing a year of business school, he went on to study music in the picturesque seaside town of Brighton. Inspired by the local cuisine of Brighton, Phil decided to pursue his newfound love for cooking and began a career in the hospitality industry. Phil spent five years in Michelin star and 3 Rosette kitchens such as "TheGreyhound" gastro pub, "Drakes" Surrey and "The Square" Mayfair London. Intrigued by the seafaring lifestyle and the new challenge that lay ahead, he packed his bags and headed to Ft. Lauderdale to begin a position on board the busy charter yacht PASSION as sous chef. He later joined the EXCELLENCE III as sous chef where he trained under the previous long-term head chef for over two years. Presented with an Executive Chef opportunity, he joined the busy charter yacht Lady Joy where he completed a year as sole chef. Phil has now returned to EXCELLENCE V as Executive Chef and like the rest of his fellow crew members, strives to provide the most exceptional cuisine and highest standard of professionalism in the industry. In his spare time, Phil enjoys playing the guitar, reading, exercising and of course, cooking.