CREW PROFILES

TitleNameNationBornLicenses
CaptainJim Kozar USA 0 100 Ton Masters and Sailing Endorsement, STCW, CPR certific
Chef/MateHolli Dowless USA 0
Number of Crew: 2Languages: English

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Captain Jim Kozar is a USCG licensed master captain, PADI certified rescue diver, former fine dining General Manager and a heck of a nice guy. Growing up in southern California's surf culture, he has lived all over the world- from New Zealand to Newport and understands the art of travel like few do. His first long-term yacht crew position was on an 85 foot ketch, sailing from California to Rhode Island via the Panama Canal. He gained extensive knowledge of the Caribbean by delivering and wintering sailboats from Florida all the way down-island to Grenada and points in between. After running Chart House restaurants for years including the St. Croix, St. Thomas and Puerto Rico locations, he settled in St. Thomas as General Manager and bought his first boat, Jester. His Virgin Islands restaurant career also included a stint as the food and beverage director at the famous Bitter End Yacht Club in Virgin Gorda. He parleyed his knack for entertaining and cooking, and 35 plus years of sailing experience into a very successful daysail business that he has run for the last 15 years, currently sailing out of Secret Harbour Beach Resort. Through his sailing connections and community, he found himself the captain of Twilight Rodeo doing term charters for both the Jester and Twilight Rodeo.


Captain Holli is a lifetime mariner with roots in NC. Growing up in Wrightsville Beach NC, she began operating boats at an early age of 7. Living on a boat and acclimating to marina life, Holli developed a love for mariners that eventually began an ownership of Marine Assist Sea Tow franchises.  The love of people grew into a career as a nurse. Holli began incorporating efforts on the water and her passion for trauma care and became the Trauma Director for NC. Her efforts in NC built out the nations first civilian based field hospitals that have deployed all over the world to this day.  Trading in the the "Board" room for the "Board" room, Holli returned to the sea for her love of boats and boards. She spends her time on surf boards, skateboards, and wake boards. She will incorporate her southern ease and energy to insure customers have the most fun on the seas. 

Jim Kozar
Captain


Holli Kozar
First Mate/Chef