Dirk is a USCG certified 100 Ton Master Captain and lifelong sailor with a love for all things nautical and a special talents in the field of Technology. He started sailing solo at 5 years old and has been leading yacht charters around the world for over 25 years! Some of his favorite destinations are French Polynesia and the British Virgin Islands.
Sandy began sailing in college and has never looked back! She loves entertaining and introducing people to the seafaring lifestyle! She likes to get creative in the galley and serve up tasty snacks and treats to the guests.
In 2007, Dirk and Sandy founded Cool Cat Charters LLC, in the Virgin Islands, where S/V Catatonic is the flagship of the fleet. She enjoys a reputation as one of the most popular, most fun and busiest charter sailing yachts in the US and British Virgin Islands.
After sailing Catatonic from the Caribbean to New York in 2010, they decided to expand their charter service to their home waters in New York City and Long Island Sound and introduced Knotty Kitty into their fleet. Knotty Tigress joined the fleet in 2015.See profile