Captain Riley was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, and grew up surrounded by the Atlantic ocean. At the start of his career, Riley worked on large motor yachts with high end clients from around the world, ranging from celebrities to business leaders and entrepreneurs. His sense of adventure also took him across the Atlantic Ocean on a 200ft modern sailing yacht, and saw him completing the 2017 Rolex Fastnet race onboard a high performance Whitbread sailing yacht. Joining the charter industry for the past five years, Captain Riley has inside knowledge of sailing places such as the Balearic Islands, navigating the Mediterranean seas, and of course island hopping in the beautiful Caribbean waters. Riley tailors each charter to the needs of the clients, ensuring a safe voyage, while the guests relax and enjoy their vacation.
Chef Tanya grew up in a coastal area in Maine where she graduated from university with a degree in Finance, but later followed her passion for travel, cooking and the sea. This brought her career in a new direction of yachting. An accomplished sailor in her own right, Tanya has sailed over 18,000 nautical miles including Florida to Turkey, Caribbean to Colombia and many other off shore passages. Tanya is a creative chef with a broad culinary repertoire and a calm personality. She offers a well-developed genuine passion for food and the highest level of service. She is also a proven, capable leader (on land and sea) providing an immaculate galley, a positive can-do attitude and outstanding work ethic. Tanya specializes in Italian, Mediterranean and French cuisine, but can also create fusion seafood, vegan and gluten free menus. Client’s satisfaction is her main priority, assuring a memorable experience for the guests.
Stew Julianna Leskie's passion for adventure began when she moved to San Francisco to pursue her career in ballet, and fell in love with the Bay Area and all it had to offer. After retiring from her career as a ballet dancer, it was time to eat and drink some of the world’s best food and wine! She enthusiastically entered the world of hospitality, gaining experience in all areas of service, from craft bartending in posh lounges and Michelin dining rooms, to obtaining a sommelier certification and entering restaurant management and wedding coordinating. Expanding on her ability to deliver a memorable guest experience, she decided to pursue the study of massage therapy - where she has undoubtedly found her life’s work, helping clients escape, unwind and relax. This unique combination of skills has led Julianna to find her newest adventure aboard Relentless, allowing her to pursue her personal mission of creating a first class relaxation experience at sea.
The crew aboard Relentless is excited to welcome guests aboard for another exciting season in the clear blue waters of the Virgin Islands! From visiting the famous beaches and beach bars, to exploring the secret spots that only locals know about, the team is here to cater to guests’ every need providing them with a relaxing vacation, and a lifetime of memories.