Our team of professional sailors is unparalleled in both their experience and good nature.

They will go out of their way to insure that you have a memorable and safe sailing adventure. Have a look below and click on their bios to get to know our captains and crew.

Your link to sailing in NYC

Caroline Gentry

Dressed to impress at age 3 in a nautical striped ‘sailorette’ suit with matching bow in hair is where it all began for this mariner. As a young North Carolinian, Caroline spent her youth on and around the water, dreaming of the day that she sails with Atlantic Yachting. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a stronger passion for sailing than economics, Caroline hopped aboard a privately owned custom sailing sloop as crew. Her time aboard yachts has taken her throughout the Bahamas, Caribbean, Central America, and even the canals of England. She believes that the people that you meet along your journey are sometimes more memorable than the sights you see, so she aims to make an awesome lasting impression on your charter.

NYC's most experienced yacht charter captain

Logan Rowell

Logan had already restored a sailboat and was living aboard, sailing throughout the Bahamas, by the age of 18. Since then, the North Carolina native has acquired tens of thousands of miles as a yacht captain in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Pacific; including 3 Panama Canal transits. Even after seeing everything from a win at Antigua Sailing Week, to a mid-Atlantic knock down, Logan's greatest thrill is watching students and charter guests catch the sailing bug. He holds a US Coast Guard Masters Captains License and a Business Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School. Logan was president of the UNC sailing club and a collegiate cyclist. On his days off you will definitely find him making laps in the park. 

As soon as the cold hits NYC, Logan heads offshore on his personal sailboat for warmer climates (and surf!).

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Mariette Booth

Mariette is an ASA-certified crew member, who. Her passion for travel, sailing and merriment are why we have trusted her, for years, to ensure guests' enjoyment and safety. She brings reliability, adaptability and a ton of charm to each charter. When not on the high seas, Mariette can be seen on stage or screen near you, acting in national commercials, popular YouTube clips and various productions that require improvisation and wit.  

In her spare time, she enjoys running and drinking wine, usually in that order. 

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Jonathan learned to sail in a small lake at a Summer program when he was nine years-old. He fell in love with the sport, and ten years later he was running the program. The same thing happened here in NYC.

Jonathan is one of the veterans on our crew. Over the course of the last eight years he has led our Summer Sailing Camp, taught numerous sailing lessons and been both crew and captain on our private sailboat charters. Before joining Atlantic Yachting he spent ten years teaching sailing in Rhode Island, the U.S. Virgin Islands and his home state of Florida.

Off the water, Jonathan is an actor, singer, voice over artist, host of speed dating events, and a graduate of the Brown University/Trinity Rep. Acting Conservatory.

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Amanda Vlastas

Amanda has had a passion for sailing and adventure since she was a child. She is a world traveler who has ventured to the corners of the world and back. Some of her most notable sails were in Malta, Croatia and in Argentina. Amanda brings this enthusiasm to Atlantic Yachting as crew aboard our private sailboat charters.

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Dave Polakoff

Dave has been sailing on the Hudson River, around New York City, for about 20 years and loves sharing his knowledge, experience and enjoyment of sailing and New York City/ Hudson River history with sailing students and charterers alike.  Dave has also logged extensive sailing hours on the Chesapeake Bay and in the British Virgin Islands.  Dave has American Sailing Association certifications up to Bareboat, plus Basic Sailing Instructor, and is licensed by the United States Coast Guard. 

Dave is a graduate of Lehigh University and when not on the water is a media/entertainment industry, financial/strategic consultant.  When not consulting or sailing, Dave is a member of the New York City rock-n-roll cover band, “OTTO,” where he’s the drummer, and would drive the band boat, if they had one.

One of NYCs top women sailors

Libby Pratt

Libby has been sailing for the past 8 years. Two of which she spent living on a 40-ft sloop sailing throughout the Mediterranean Sea, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Ocean.  Closer to home, Libby has been sailing New York Harbor since 2007 and earned her United States Coast Guard Captains License in 2010.  In addition to working on boats, she is an accomplished photographer.

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Rob Teter

Rob is the newest crewmember on our team. Rob grew up sailing in South Carolina. He first learned to sail on his family's Beneteau in the Caribbean and has since spent a lot of time racing 420's on the Carolina coast with his brother, Russell, who also works with us as an instructor.