CAPTAIN KEITH HYATT - (USA)
Keith moved to the Virgin Islands as a young man in the 1980’s. Almost immediately, he found his passion aboard yachts. He started his career on sailboats, and worked diligently to upgrade his knowledge and certifications until achieving his first Captain’s license in 1986. He has added hours and experience ever since and now holds a 1600-ton USCG license.
Captain Keith honed his precise maneuvering skills running commercial vessels; ferry boats and ocean-going tugboats. He also worked for ten years aboard charter fishing yachts in Corpus Christi, Texas. Aboard the fishing yachts he was the entire crew; captain, cook, mate and stew. This multi-talented skipper knows how to run a ship from the inside out and flawlessly. Guests who love fishing, from the cockpit or the tender, are in for a thrilling time. Even experienced fishermen are likely to pick up a few tips.
Keith oversaw the extensive refit on LADY SHARON GALE a few years ago. So, he is intimately familiar with the yacht. He always enjoys hosting guests on charter and is adept at putting even first-timers completely at ease. He is a Master Diver and enjoys all types of water sports activities. Should guests want to try something new or improve their skill level, Keith makes every endeavor a rewarding experience. Besides his love of sailing, fishing, and diving, Keith is an avid runner, so he is able to keep up with even the most active guests! He is easy going, accommodating, flexible and fun. Let Keith and his crew launch your perfect vacation aboard LADY SHARON GALE!
CHEF - J. KYLE MURPHY - (US)
J. Kyle Murphy has been creating amazing cuisine in his home state of Massachusetts for the last several years. In addition to working in prestigious
restaurants preparing elegant French-bistro style and upscale New American fare, he is also a master of modern Italian cuisine. Working from the
preference sheets of his guests, he always comes up with a creative and delicious menu based on seasonal and local ingredients. He is passionate
about cooking with a goal to serve guests aboard LADY SHARON GALE joy through food.
MATE/ENGINEER - CHRIS GILL
Chris has spent many seasons working at Newport Shipyard where he earned the respect of many large sailing yacht captains. Under the guidance of these captains, coupled with his unbridled can-do attitude, Mr. Gill has progressed into a strong mate. Lady Sharon Gale is pleased to have Chris Gill aboard for the 2020 Charter season!
STEW - SHELLEY MURPHY - (US)
Shelley Murphy has been working on board motor and sailing yachts for the past six years. She’s loved every minute of it. She has the high level of energy and can-do attitude that makes all of her endeavors a success. A US citizen, Shelley has experience yachting up and down the Atlantic seaboard, around the islands of the Bahamas and to Curacao, Panama and Costa Rica. Her talents are versatile, from standing watch to organizing the galley. She enjoys meeting all different kinds of people and makes a special effort to insure that they have a wonderful charter experience. Charter guests aboard LADY SHARON GALE can anticipate dedicated, personalized service with a smile from Shelley.