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.
Erica Lush, Mate/Deckhand
A lifelong sailor and devoted traveler, Erica hails from Newport, RI and has spent much of her career sailing aboard the former America’s Cup 12 Meters. She looks forward to helping guests make the most of their stay, whether that be exploring the area, jetting around on water skis, or simply relaxing on deck in a beautiful location. With a lust for the sea and a love of classic boats, Erica is eager to show you the ropes aboard Eros, and keep her cruising along as you enjoy all that your Eros has to offer.
Kelly Parker, Steward/Deckhand
Originally from North Carolina, Kelly has lived throughout the US, Caribbean, and Europe. Kelly’s eclectic background makes him a perfect fit for the Eros team and our guests who hail from around the world. With extensive experience in yachting, hotel and restaurant service, fitness, carpentry and construction, Kelly is a natural when it comes to assisting our guests with courteous professionalism, efficiency, and of course, a huge smile. In addition to boating, Kelly is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist of over 20 years, a certified massage therapist, and a Kundalini Yoga teacher.
Adriane Collins, Chef
As a child, Adriane spent years living between Florida and coastal Massachusetts with her family. The love of travel came at a young age along with the love of the ocean and her confidence at sea. Her family had different vessels over the years and she went to summer camp on the educational schooner The Spirit of Massachusetts. Adriane learned how to sail in the beautiful Puget Sound of Washington state and soon realized she would rather sail in the sun than the rain. She moved to the U.S Virgin Islands and got a job on a day sailboat. After several years of lovely island living she travelled to Antigua for Antigua Race Week and was surprised to learn there were non race boats with permanent crew. That changed everything. She went on her first big delivery and has been working on traveling boats ever since. Over the years Adriane discovered the galley and the adventure of cooking at sea. She learned the culinary language and her skills grew while provisioning all over the world. As a traveler she always explores the local cuisines, and takes courses to learn how to bring these flavors to her galley.
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.