Captain: Ray Devine
Captain Ray is a retired Firefighter/Paramedic, and during my career, was promoted to EMS Supervisor with the St. Louis West County fire protection district.
To try and impress with my Captain abilities, I have been sailing boats since the age of 4 in my bathtub as a child, racing around the bubbles, and other toys in the tub. I moved up to larger boats, sailing the BVI, back in the 90s, renting boats with the family. Then captaining and crewing boats for the last 30 years, using chartering boats from the Moorings, Voyage, TMM, Dream Yacht, and Seabattical.
I have done boat deliveries, from as far away as Cape Town, SA, to Bermuda, to St. Martin, to and from St. Thomas, Grenada, Florida, Louisiana and sailing school in Australia. I was also 1st Mate and Engineer on several large 85′ to 125′ Motor Yachts with Captain Winston Hovey, and Captain Cynthia Hovey in Florida, Tortola, St. Thomas, St. Martin, and St. Bart’s, working with Owners and guests on their boats. They even wrote a book ” There’s a Yacht more to life” in which I have the privilege of being in it.
Captain Ray is a PADI certified Dive Master. I hold a USCG Merchant Marine 100 Ton license, with the STCW certificate, along with a RYA Captain’s license from the Flying Fish School in Australia.
I am also proud to have served in the U.S. Army for 6 years as a Medical Corpsman with a Honorable Discharge. I love to do term charters. making friends along the way, enjoying the beauty of the islands, beaches, the sunsets, and having fun in the Islands, and most important, the unique experience with my guests.