Meet our Contributors
Ed sailed from England to the B.V.I. in 1972. He became a manager for The Moorings, which was then a small company in the process of expanding its fleet. In 1975, he co-founded his own bareboat company and within six years was operating a fleet of 55 boats. In the many years he has been in the business, Ed has operated two major bareboat companies, helped design several successful charter yachts, been a charter yacht skipper and taught sailing professionally up to bareboat certification. He sails regularly throughout the Eastern Caribbean and is well qualified to help clients with any part of their charter vacation.
Steve grew up sailing the waters of Penobscot Bay, first learning the finer points of sailing racing dinghies, and later finding his passion for finding what’s over the horizon and visiting hidden anchorages realized in cruising boats. He has been involved with all aspects of the yacht charter industry since starting in a sales position with Sun Yacht Charters. Quickly moving to management, he oversaw the rebranding of Sun Yachts into Stardust. He later moved to Annapolis, Maryland where he was asked to manage the merger of Stardust into Sunsail; ultimately being appointed General Manager of Sunsail USA. He has sailed many locations in the Caribbean, South Pacific, and East Coast and particularly enjoys chatting with customers to find the right boat and cruising ground for them. Steve joined Ed Hamilton & Co in 2007.
Before joining us in 2008, Susan worked for Sunsail for 11 years, eventually becoming their top broker. In addition to arranging literally thousands of charter vacations, she has chartered a bareboat herself in almost every part of the world. She can therefore describe the merits of virtually any bareboat and discuss almost any cruising ground from first hand experience. She feels lucky to be able to combine her career with her passion for sailing (she owns a Beneteau 40 which she cruises on the East Coast) and looks forward to helping others enjoy a wonderful yacht charter vacation. Susan joined Ed Hamilton & Co. in 2008 and is a bareboat charter agent.