MEET THE CREW - 2022/23 SEASON
Captain: Keagan Steyn
Chef: Olivia Boyd
Stewardess/First Mate: Haley Bovino
Keagan completed his Royal Yacht Academy (RYA) Coastal Yacht Master License with Commercial Endorsement in June 2017. His love for sailing began through exposure to boating and sailing with his family, particularly in the Virgin Islands. He has thousands of logged miles and has captained charters in the USVI and BVI for the past 4 years.
Keagan has led an adventurous lifestyle during his 25 years, beginning with his early years in South Africa and life on a game farm riding ATV’s, camping, hunting and skeet shooting. His family relocated to the USA where he continued his outdoor adventures water skiing, wake-boarding and boating at their lake house in Virginia as well as snow skiing, snowboarding and dirt bike riding. He has also bungee jumped the 3rd highest bungee in the world at 216m, has been shark cage diving and sky-diving. He too is scuba certified.
Keagan took a gap year after high school and back-packed through Fiji, Australia, Thailand, Cambodia, Panama and Cost Rica before attending Colorado University where he earned his degree in marketing and in addition, an entrepreneurial certificate.
Keagan is a ‘people person’, hence enjoys meeting new people and building close relationships with others. His peers describe him as an outgoing, enthusiastic person with a positive attitude and terrific communication skills.
Olivia is a natural people-person with a talent for making you feel as though you’ve known her forever – fun loving, vivacious and energetic – she will be sure to create a warm stay that will be enjoyable and carefree for each of her guests.
Warm weather and a passion for the sea brought her from Northern Virginia to The University of Tampa, Florida, where she thoroughly enjoyed being closer to the sea. She has always been an avid traveler and found a love for the Virgin Islands after visiting many times with her family during her childhood.
Olivia's cooking experience has come from helping and working in her home kitchen with family and friends. Her family are wonderfully sociable and so she has grown up in a home with great hosts as her role models. She attended Ashburton Chef's Academy in the UK to further improve her culinary skills and has had 3 years experience working on charters in the USVI/BVI.
Along with her enthusiasm for travel, cooking, and hospitality, she has also found joy in photography. After studying not only digital, but film photography, Olivia will be sure to capture each Kodak moment as they come.
Haley, your third crew member aboard Huntress, developed a connection to the ocean from growing up along the beaches of New Jersey. Her journey to the world of yachting began as a teenager, when she embarked on an unforgettable catamaran trip in the BVIs. From the breathtaking sunsets and snorkeling adventures to the exceptional crew who hosted her, Haley knew this was an experience she wanted to recreate for others who are seeking the perfect week in the islands. After graduating from Southern Methodist University with a marketing degree, she decided to pursue this dream and joined the Huntress team. Known for her upbeat and warm personality, Haley enjoys connecting with each guest. Whether she’s creating refreshing cocktails or leading snorkeling adventures, you can expect a detail oriented and perfectly curated vacation. .
Without a doubt, Keagan, Olivia and Haley (with their knowledge of the Virgin Islands) strive to create unforgettable experiences on every charter, ensuring every moment on board is nothing short of hospitable, relaxing or adventurous, enjoying local bars and restaurants or not.
They guarantee to tailor your experience and wow you all.
THE most memorable vacation you, your friends, and your family could ever experience!