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Meet the Crew

Harvey-raven
Harvey Raven

Born in Holland, raised in Australia, he speaks Dutch and has a seafaring ancestry dating back to 1592. A former Queenslander, he is our senior skipper and the Boss. An offshore Yachtmaster Instructor with 45 years sailing experience, 20 years of ocean racing (usually aboard the winner) and many international voyages, he’s one of Australia’s most experienced catamaran skippers. A Nature nut and the originator of all our activities, you could find him leading any of them. Customer service is his obsession, hence the “Love it or it’s free” guarantee.

Geoff-brooks
Geoff Brooks

Was born in England and raised in Australia. In 1998 we brought him over from Queensland just to do our Shotover upgrades. He grew to love Shark Bay so much that he joined our team. We’ve yet to find a problem he can’t solve. If we can break it, he can fix it. So you can rest assured, Shotover is one of the best maintained and safest boats you’ll ever sail on.

Mark Benson
Mark Benson

Started with us in 1995. A Shotover skipper, he has sailed the Pacific as far as Tahiti. Mark has spent a lot of time with dolphin research scientists and provided boat support for National Geographic’s documentary “Dolphins - The Wild Side”. Ask him anything about the wildlife you see – he’s sure to have an answer.

Quinn Raven
Quinn Raven

Has his sights set on his skippers ticket, he is the second of the 2nd Generation of the Raven family to step into the family business. Quinn has grown up in Shark Bay around sailing, boats and the sea. He loves the ocean, animals and people and feels privilged to work in paradise on Shotover and to share with guests so many special happenings on the water.

Katie Hughes
Katie Hughes

From England came to Shark Bay in 2008 intending to stay 2 weeks; she fell in love with the place and has been here ever since. Taught by her Dad to climb and sail, Katie loves the water and is an accomplished scuba diver, qualified swimming teacher and life saver. Katie has worked with the dolphins, turtle tagging and on Project Eden before joining our crew. As our Customer Service Manager you may find her in the office, behind the wheel of the 4WD or on Shotover.