American reality star Tyler McLaughlin is known for appearing as a captain of Pin Wheel Ship in the National Geography's show Wicked Tuna. He has been associated with the show since its second season in 2012.
Wiki-Like-Bio: Age, College
Tyler McLaughlin was born on 21st December 1987. He is a native of Hollis, New Hampshire, United States.
At Hollis, New Hampshire, he completed his high schooling from Hollis / Brookline High School in 2006. Then, in 2007, he went on to study at Bridgton Academy in Bridgton, Maine, for a year. He eventually finished his education in 2011 after graduating from Nichols College, located at Dudley, Massachusetts, with a degree in Business management.
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Currently, Tyler resides in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Family Details, Sister
Tyler McLaughlin's father’s name is Marty Laughlin. He also has a younger sister whose name is Marissa McLaughlin.
Tyler McLaughlin with his parents and sister Marissa McLaughlin on 28 October 2019 (Photo: Marissa McLaughlin's Instagram)
During the Season 8 premiere of Wicked Tuna, Tyler announced his sister Marissa as his first mate on his boat. While announcing, he said that his sister is full of skills and temperament, which would help them to get out of bad situations.
In his own words, he said,
“I'm afraid I might burn out this season, so I'm relying on Marissa to be a solid first mate. [Mar's] got a lot to learn, but she's got her captain's license. She can navigate. She can read a radar. She knows how to drive the boat. She can run it when we're fighting fish."
Besides that, Tyler’s sister Marissa works for a long-distance moving company named Mayflower Moving in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Personal Life: Girlfriend, Dating
Tyler McLaughlin is engaged to his long-time girlfriend, Savannah Tapley. The two have been relishing their relationship since around 2015.
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Professionally, Tyler’s fiancée Savannah is an account executive at Tapley Insurance. She is the native of Cape Neddick, Maine, and currently lives in Kittery Point, Maine.
Five Interesting Facts About Tyler McLaughlin
- Tyler McLaughlin has appeared in TV shows like Wicked Tuna, Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks or Bust, and Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks.
- He goes by the username @PinWheelFV on Twitter. He has over 22 thousand followers there.
- He is not active on social media site Instagram.
- He was the winner of Season 2 of the National Geographic Channel’s Wicked Tuna in 2012. He caught 16 Tuna fishes over the season and was awarded $100.8 thousand as winning amount.
- His close friend Duffy passed away in July 2018 due to decompression sickness, also known as “the bends.” Tyler gave a tribute to his friend by dedicating his first catch to Duffy after Duffy’s death.