Captain Drew Meyers: American
Drew Meyers has worked in the yachting industry for the last thirteen years and is excited to welcome you on board WindQuest! His contagious enthusiasm and intimate knowledge of the Caribbean islands help create a one-of-a-kind charter experience. His innate intellectual curiosity for marine exploration has created many one of a kind charter experiences for our lucky guests.
Growing up in New England Drew was always around the water, however it was not until college that he discovered the world of yachting. He took a year off University and sailed with three friends from Cape Cod to St Maarten. It was during this adventure Drew discovered his passion for the ocean and decided to turn it into a career. After finishing his degree in Business Finance, Drew returned to the water and has remained on yachts ever since while also marrying and starting a family.
Drew holds a Master of Yachts 200 Ton license and the secret to an unrivalled chocolate fudge sauce, be sure to ask for the recipe.
First Mate Ryan Beutler: American
Ryan joined the Crew of WindQuest in 2016. He grew up in Connecticut, learning to sail at a young age and spending many days doing so on the Long Island Sound. In fact his dad insisted on having him at least sit on the family's 22-foot sailboat the day out of the hospital!
With a strong desire to spend time on the water he spent the summer months while at university working as the crew aboard a 50 foot Alden sailboat with day charters and trips to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. After completing his degree in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island, Ryan joined the crew of WindQuest. Since then he has sailed over 15,000NM and has completed his Master of Yachts 200ton license
With a strong love for the outdoors, the ocean, and sailing mixed with youthful personality and energy, Ryan hopes to help provide a delightful charter experience.
Steward Sean De-Klerk: South African
Passionate about service and a life at sea, Sean De Klerk fills the position of steward on board WindQuest. Growing up in Durban, Sean achieved his BA Honors degree at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal . His extensive background in fine dining and hospitality, coupled with the maritime ethos of his home town, unsurprisingly lead Sean to a career in luxury yachting industry.
His fine dining and hospitality background has equipped him with an extensive knowledge of food, wine and cocktail service as well as a superb attention to detail concerning all things related to guest experiences. His warm and charming nature contributes in a unique way to the personable and tailored experience that all guests have on board WindQuest.
Chef Robin Thompson: British
Robin was born in N.Ireland where he grew up on his family’s farm before heading to England for university.
Upon graduating, his thirst for adventure lead Robin to follow in the family traditions of working on sailing yachts. After several years working in the BVI’s Robin found his calling as a Chef and returned home to Ireland to obtain his Chef qualifications in 2008.
Returning to sailing yachts Robin had the good fortune to work with Drew Meyers abroad a busy charter yacht and introduced Drew to his wife.
Drew and Robin have now worked together for more than 10 years which is a rarity in this industry
Robin relishes the chance to present you his food with style and flair and can’t wait to welcome you aboard to start your dream vacation.