Captain: Keith Allen (2023/2024 season)
Keith has a natural knack for service and people, developed over years of work, travel and adventure. His adventurous spirit comes from an extremely nomadic family, mostly spread between Kenya, the U.K., U.S.A. and of course Australia, where he grew up. Fortunate enough to have been raised as a well travelled youth, Keith grew into someone who can build rapport and friendships with people from many different walks of life and cultures. A trait invaluable when considering the multicultural and close-knit conditions living and working aboard a yacht.
His career has seen him do it all from working on high-profile super yachts that sailed the Eastern Seaboard from Fort Lauderdale to Rhode Island, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard; to inshore racing, boat building and several long, off shore passages. After nearly six years in the industry, Keith has recognized that his heart and true passion is in sailing and the calm two hulls of a catamaran in the Virgin Islands. Having sailed around almost all of the windward and Leeward isles, Panama, the Andalusian coast of Spain and Ibiza, Portugal, Morocco, Croatia and the Greek Islands of the Saronic Gulf in the Mediterranean, Keith’s got a few stories to share. Keith’s favorite part about skippering on yachts is hunting for unique bays and the little hidden gems of the islands; from the best beach bars to reef full of life that can only be reached by boat and discovered with a mask and snorkel
Keith is a certified divemaster (and, soon to be Instructor for the 23/24 season) and free diver who loves hunting for fresh spiny lobster to serve, butterflied and grilled in his signature style paired with one of his craft cocktails. A passionate waterman, sailor, adventurer and enthusiastic lover of the natural world, Keith’s easy going humor and passion for the ocean will put you at ease. Whether it’s chauffeuring guests to dinner by tender or sailing deep downwind in the Sir Francis Drake channel, you are in safe and capable hands with Keith at the helm.
Captain Keith Allen
RYA YACHTMASTER OFFSHORE (SAIL) / MCA 200GT
• PADI DIVE MASTER (250+ dives)
• PADI LEVEL 2 FREEDIVER (24M / 80FT)
• MCA APPROVED ENGINE COURSE 1 & 2
• MCA EFFICIENT DECKHAND (COURSEWORK)
• RYA POWERBOAT II
• EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE CPR/AED
• RYA VHF SRC
• STCW BST 2010