Captain Name: Keith Allen
Captain Nationality: USA
Number of Crew: 2
MEET THE CREW:
Captain and Chef: Keith Allen
First Mate/Stew and back-up Captain: Lacie Walton
Keith has always had an adventurous spirit, inherited from an extremely nomadic family, mostly spread between Kenya, the U.K., U.S.A. and of course Australia, where he grew up. He has been fortunate enough to have been raised as a well travelled youth which enabled him to grow 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.
Keith has sailed around most of the windward isles, from St Maarten to Grenada; the Dutch Caribbean, Panama, the Andalusian coast of Spain, Portugal, Morocco and the Greek Islands in the Saronic Gulf of the Mediterranean. He has also spent time working on a superyacht that sailed up the east coast of the United States from Fort Lauderdale to Rhode Island but realized his heart and true passion was in sailing and smaller boats. Keith’s favorite part about skippering on yachts is hunting for unique bays and the little hidden gems on the islands; from the best beach bars to reef full of life that can only be reached by boat.
Lacie was born and raised in a small village in the North of England. She started working in the hospitality industry from the age of 16 and wanted to further her career in the industry, so then moved to London to study a degree in Events Management.
Whilst studying, Lacie worked for several respected event companies and venues including St James’s Palace, Royal Albert Hall and Buckingham Palace where she worked on several events, she also worked for London Fashion Week for two years running.
Lacie started cooking professionally on yachts 2 years ago and completely fell in love with the sailing charter industry. In the summer of 2019, she worked in Greece as a guest manager for Navigare and chef on their sailing yachts. She has continued to fall in love with the job and the love of cooking. She is eager to host guests on board and provide an unforgettable experience to guests through her cooking and personal approach to making sure all have the best holiday and experience. The best part of the job, is meeting so many wonderful people and bringing them together to share delicious dishes!