Over 23 years of Shore Side Management

The MTS Yachts Team – Our team comprises former captains and engineers who bring a wealth of yachting experience to our offices. Strategically situated in the heart of the global yachting hubs across North America, the Caribbean, and the Mediterranean, we are poised to serve you with unparalleled expertise and insight.

Graham Thomson – Transitioning from a successful tenure with the British Royal Navy, Graham Thomson embodies the epitome of maritime expertise within MTS Yachts. With a background encompassing naval aircraft operations and captaincy of large private yachts, Graham’s skill set is unparalleled. His proficiency in engineering, navigation, and leadership, cultivated through diverse experiences worldwide, is a cornerstone of our team’s success. Graham’s hands-on management style, rooted in military discipline and marine knowledge, has positioned MTS Yachts as a leader in technical support and consultancy services for the super yacht industry. Under his guidance, our team has facilitated government marine contracts and provided invaluable assistance to prestigious super yachts.

Accounts Manager

Kelley Flasher – An integral part of the MTS Yachts team, having joined us in September 2023 as our Accounts Manager. With a primary focus on coordinating the day-to-day management of multiple vessels, Kelley brings a strong grasp of financial principles and bookkeeping to her role.

With over a decade of comprehensive experience in office administration, payroll management, and financial accounting, Kelley possesses a wealth of expertise in her field. She meticulously handles tasks such as budget planning, financial reporting, and crew payroll processing with precision and adherence to regulatory standards.

Kelley’s exceptional attention to detail and commitment to delivering top-notch customer service distinguish her in her role. She understands the significance of building and maintaining strong client relationships based on trust and professionalism.

Moreover, Kelley spearheads MTS Yachts Crew Placement, leveraging her discerning eye and expertise to select the most qualified candidates for our crew positions. Under Kelley’s guidance, MTS Crew Placement ensures a seamless and superior experience for both clients and crew members alike.

Fleet Manager

Don Lessels – With over three decades of international yachting experience, spanning both private and charter domains, Don is a cornerstone of expertise within MTS Yachts. His background in engineering and technology, coupled with his specialization in yacht rebuilding, brings invaluable insight to our team. Don’s hands-on approach and extensive network of trusted service providers worldwide ensure seamless operations for our fleet. Renowned for his adept troubleshooting skills, Don thrives in adapting to unexpected challenges, ensuring swift resolutions for projects of any scale. Moreover, his implementation of precise preventative maintenance tracking and monitoring systems offers owners peace of mind, providing accurate insights into their asset’s health and tailored maintenance plans.

Administrative Services Coordinator

Valentina Tischenko – brings over 30 years of experience in customer service-based businesses to her role as the Administrative Services Coordinator at MTS Yachts With a background as a real estate sales associate and mindset strategist coach, she seamlessly integrates her knowledge to oversee office operations and manage staff effectively. As a company specializing in worldwide Ship management and Shore Support services, MTS Yachts relies on Valentina to coordinate smooth operations, ensuring professionalism and enhancing efficiency. Valentina is deeply committed to community involvement and supports local non-profits, such as ArtREACH, dedicated to empowering underprivileged youth through creativity and education. Her mission is to deliver the highest standard of service, characterized by professionalism, integrity, and dedication, to all clients and customers.

We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch ? we are going back from whence we came     

John F. Kennedy