Justified Horizons
Crew profile

Captain: Jack Steenbergen (USA)
Chef: Tanya Steenbergen (USA)
First Mate: Shelley Black (USA)

Captain: Jack Steenbergen 
Jack was born and raised in Clearwater, Florida. He grew up on the water fishing and sailing with his family every chance he had. Jack pursued his passion while starting his career in Clearwater Harbour on tour boats and quickly transitioned into yacht charters throughout the Caribbean, East Coast USA and the Mediterranean. Today he holds a 200 ton USCG credential, with over 10 years experience behind the helm. His love for the sea, and of sailing, goes beyond the surface and he looks forward to showing you just how beautiful the ocean really is. Being a certified PADI Scuba Diving instructor as well, Jack is always excited to show his guests what critters and corals roam the waters of the British Virgin Islands in what he calls, an “underwater safari”. The BVI are home to many beautiful little secrets and Jack loves to show and teach his guests about them all.





Chef: Tanya Steenbergen
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. Subsequently, 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, the Caribbean to Colombia, and many other offshore passages.

Undoubtedly, she 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 an outstanding work ethic.

Tanya specializes in Italian, Mediterranean, and French cuisine but can also create fusion seafood and vegan and gluten-free menus. Client satisfaction is her main priority, ensuring a memorable experience for the guests.

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First Mate: Shelley Black
Shelley Black was born and raised in California. She fell in love with the ocean at a young age and would often sail to Catalina island with her family. After studying art and graphic design in college she started working on a private yacht in Mexico. Exploring all around Baja California deepened her desire to travel and for the last four years she has been working as a deck/stew on several different yachts. Having been on deck, she excels in water sports and enjoys free diving. Shelley loves to curate personalized experiences for her guests, from specialty cocktails to table decor and theme parties. She’s ready to create new and exciting experiences this season in the Virgin Islands.

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Crew fully vaccinated