The Crew

Your skipper

A little about your Skipper – Steve has completed over 65,000 miles at sea on yachts and powerboats over the last 28 years sailing in the following sea areas: North Sea, Scotland, English Channel, Caribbean, Solent, West Country, Bay of Biscay, Balearics, Southern France, Portugal, Corsica, Sardinia, Tunisia and Greece.

Previously he was a technology teacher and senior manager in residential special education for 22 years before concentrating on a new career in sailing. Since then he has set up and run Solent Yacht Charter international for 25 years and Prestige Yacht Charter for 18 years. When not on the sea he takes to the skies. He holds a private pilot’s license and currently owns a Cirrus SR20 and has flown over 100,000 miles.



Steve has the following qualifications:

  • RYA Yachtmaster commercial Power

  • RYA Yachtmaster commercial Sail

  • RYA instructor Power

  • RYA instructor Sail (expired)

  • RYA instructor DSV/VHF (Radio)

  • RYA power boat instructor

  • Approx 65,000 miles at sea