Your Eros charter crew includes our Captain, Chef, First Mate, Steward, and Deckhand. All crewmembers are licensed full-time professionals, certified by the U.S. Coast Guard. Their love for sailing is matched by their steadfast commitment to your safety and comfort.
Jeremy King, Captain
Growing up sailing on New York’s Hudson River, Jeremy has cultivated a lifelong passion for the sea, amassing extensive charter experience throughout New England and the Caribbean. Prior to joining Eros, Jeremy captained private yacht tours based out of Narragansett Bay and Manhattan. Jeremy now calls Newport, RI his home, but feels equally at home navigating the blue waters of the Caribbean where his familiarity enables him to find remote anchorages off the beaten path. He holds his 200 Ton USCG captain’s license and is a PADI Advanced Diver. All of our Eros guests, from children to seasoned sailors alike, find themselves welcomed with open arms knowing their safety and comfort are his highest priority.
Wilson Willkom, First Mate/Engineer/Bosun
A native of the Philippines, Wilson's work as a biotech research technician brought him to the US in 1999. An avid sailor who enjoys mountain climbing in his spare time, Wilson has sailed extensively in California, Mexico and the Caribbean as both crew member and skipper. Wilson has been a loyal member of Eros’ crew since 2012, serving as second-in-command overseeing the crew. A consummate professional whose love for Eros matches his passion for sailing, Wilson takes great pride in her care and upkeep. Dedicated to pleasing guests and captain alike, he is beloved for his cheerful and welcoming disposition.
Erik Samuels, Mate
Erik grew up on the picturesque East End of Long Island, NY. He spent his younger years passing on his love of sailing and racing as a sailing instructor and race coach in both New York and California. He went on to represent the University of Southern California in regattas all over the country, while completing his studies in International Business. He holds a RYA Yachtmaster Offshore License and PADI Open Water Diver Certificate among several other certifications.
Aimee O'Neil, Stewardess
Aimee grew up on the local waters of New England. From an early age she developed a deep love for the ocean. With past experiences in surf instruction, surf rescue, this surfer gone sailor is at home on the water. Her sailing experience began as a child on her father’s boat and working as a deckhand aboard 12 Meter “Heritage”. Her interests also include free diving and astrology. During your time aboard Eros, Aimee will make you feel right at home. Her years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industries and knowledge on deck allow her to deliver a 5-star experience no matter what. She is ecstatic to serve on Eros where she combines all of her passions in one place.
Sailing a large classic like Eros is pure joy for veteran and novice sailors alike. Under a warm, tropical breeze, she heels gently and accelerates to ten knots or more, easily keeping pace with lighter and newer yachts. Guests can hoist sails, grind winches, take the wheel, or sit back and watch the crew at their positions; all once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Experienced sailors are welcome to charter Eros for one of the several classic yacht regattas she participates in during the year.
Safety on Board
The safety of our guests is our highest priority. All crewmembers are trained in CPR, and Eros is stocked with adult and child-size life jackets as well as a complete medical first aid kit. On board satellite phone and Wi-Fi internet keep us in contact with the mainland, and our sailing routes mean we are never far from medical facilities if needed.