Howard has been a full-time mariner for over 40 years. His experience ranges from cruising on a Rhodes 33 to commercial fishing in the Bering Sea. The first boat that he owned was a 1930, 65-foot John Alden Yawl, hull number 441, called “Zorba”. In a way, he has now come full circle with “Lelanta”, after all his years in various and some most demanding, professional marine jobs.
Keli started sailing in 2010 aboard a 65-foot Sparkman & Stephens schooner. She has been a full-time mariner since then, sailing from the East Coast USA, to the Caribbean, and also into the Mediterranean. Aside from “Lelanta”, the bulk of Keli’s sea time has been aboard the 70-foot Hinckley sloop, “Patriot”.