Captain Name: Zachary Wallen
Number of Crew: 4
Captain – Zach Wallen
Zach grew up in the West Indies (St Thomas and Nassau) around sailboats as his father was also a Captain. Living in Rome during his adolescence and then finally settling in Martha’s Vineyard where most of his family still resides. Sailing has given him the opportunity to travel extensively having been able to visit all continents except Australian and Antarctica. In Zach’s spare time he works on restoring a 1958 classic wooden 35ft sailboat.
Captain(rotational) – Shane Vowels
Shane learned how to sail on Lake Michigan. From an early age, he found his competitive edge, and got involved in the racing scene in Chicago. His skills as a competitive racer eventually brought him east where he participated in the racing circuit up and down the coast. Eventually he settled into a stable position as captain of a 72ft cruising boat, which he sailed widely for 6 years throughout the Caribbean, North America, and Europe. In recent years, Shane has been an invaluable asset to the SeaQuell program. He has stepped in as needed as relief engineer, steward, delivery crew, and now as captain. He is an exceptionally well-rounded yachtsman undertaking jobs above and below deck with a positive and contagious attitude. He has a talent for service and an affable nature has made him universally well-liked. With Shane in command, one is in good hands and is sure to enjoy his time aboard.
Mate/Engineer – Conner Scruggs
Connor hails from Edmonton, Alberta, where he spent former years working in restaurants and developing a sophisticated sense for the culinary arts. But when the call of adventure came by way of his brother and the 43m classic schooner Adventuress in the Caribbean, he jumped on the opportunity and began his life at sea. Connor covered many miles sailing and racing Adventuress around the North Atlantic completing seasons in the West Indies and Mediterranean. He also found he had a knack for all things mechanical and became the go to guy for fixing things on board. After gaining more experience and completing courses toward his engineer’s license, he decided to take on a new challenge, and became SeaQuell’s engineer. Connor’s good taste in food, music, and literature add a nice touch of refinement to SeaQuell and her crew.
Chef – Marcus Rossi
Marcus is a passionate hard working chef from the south Devon coast in England. Marcus has been a chef for nearly 10 years in restaurants, luxury ski chalets and yachts. There’s nothing he enjoys more than giving guests an extraordinary experience catered to their specific tastes. Marcus is a talented chef that can work a menu around any dietary requirements and needs. He has the confidence and experience to put his hand to anything but what he really loves to cook with is seafood. Where Marcus is from, if you’re not catching fish you’re cooking them. His style of cooking is somewhat Mediterranean with roots in French and English fine dining. In his spare time Marcus enjoys eating local cuisines, traveling, skiing, snowboarding, rugby, tennis and football.
Stewardess – Samantha Honey
Sam grew up on the water in New Zealand. Her family owned and operated an overnight cruise boat company taking tourists through the lovely Bay of Islands. This idyllic upbringing inspired Sam to venture farther afield and pursue a life of travel and adventure. The yachting industry a good fit for Sam as it combines her love of the sea and her professional and ambitious demeanor. Sam thrives on keeping SeaQuell’s interior department orderly and efficient and ensuring guests are looked after to the finest detail. Her ability to keep SeaQuell looking impeccable and her guests happy make Sam an invaluable member of the crew.