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Captain: Matt Wilson
Matt was born in the quaint sailing town of Annapolis, Maryland. He grew up spending most of his time outside and in or around the water, which fueled his interest for biology and nature. His adventurous personality took him to Australia where he completed his Bachelors Degree in Marine and Freshwater Sciences at Deakin University. While studying he became an avid diver, surfer, and spearfisherman, which would eventually draw him to the warm waters of the Caribbean.
After completing his Dive Instructor course, Matt moved to the British Virgin Islands. He worked throughout the Caribbean islands as a Captain and teaching diving while gaining experience on the water. This prepped him with the knowledge to start working as an engineer on boats in and around St. Maarten and eventually as Captain on a 62’ sailing catamaran. His marine engineering and Captaining eventually led him to meet the Horizon powercats crew. We knew he was the perfect fit for our charterers. Captain Matt is always excited to bring together his experience and ideas to make sure your trip is unforgettable anytime of the year.
Chef/Mate: Hillary Wilson
Hillary grew up in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. With the lake in her backyard, she happily spent summers on the water. When the cold winters came, she visited her grandparents on their yacht in the Bahamas and developed a love for the ocean and travel. She studied Photography and Environmental Studies earning her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Missouri.
Hillary’s love for the sea led her to the Caribbean where she met her husband, Captain Matt, while obtaining her PADI Divemaster certification. Matt and Hillary have travelled around the world working together as a team in many different countries. Gaining experience in the hospitality and diving industry has made caring for people second nature. Matt and Hillary went on to run a 62’ sailing catamaran for 4 years throughout the Caribbean giving them extensive knowledge in the charter industry and on the water. Their laid-back demeanor creates a fun and relaxing environment for your next vacation.