Our crew are very experienced and ready to take you on the adventure of a lifetime. We believe that to effectively run a boat this size, the crew are just as important as the equipment. We have purposely designed the boat so guests can engage in all aspects of the crew’s work.
The open plan Great Room is the perfect example, with the galley, dining room and lower helm all blending into one spacious but intimate setting.
At Grey Wolf we have learned, there’s no point only having redundancy in just the equipment. Every skill set needs to have doubled. If something goes wrong, you want a backup, therefore we have gone with two permanent crew that are both fully qualified captains that have complementary skills but all the qualifications and experience to get you home safely. Meet Peter Watson and Simon Lucas.
Qualified MCA Master 200gt Unlimited and Chief Mate 3,000gt, (ex Merchant Navy Radio Officer) with a successful business and maritime career spanning over 30 years. Some of his other marine qualifications are: STCW Proficiency in Medical Care, MCA Approved Engine Course 1 & 2, Ships Security Officer, 5 Basic STCW Certificates, RYA Advanced Powerboat, Firearms Licence holder.
Peter attained Polar Basic and Polar Advanced qualifications at the internationally renowned maritime college, Aboa Marine, in Turku, Finland which has been delivering maritime training since 1813. It is one of the very few colleges delivering Basic level and Advanced level training in accordance with the Polar Code and IMO model courses. This is supplement with a wealth of experience knowledge and contacts whose interests are the Polar regions.
New Zealand to Vanuatu, New Zealand to Guernsey via the Panama Canal within a 3 month period. This trip covered over 13,000 nautical miles and was the longest voyage ever undertaken in an FPB. (The Long Voyage Home). Peter has a keen interest in High Latitude Sailing especially trips to the Arctic Circle – Greenland, and Svalbard. While on these trips he obtained the FPB northern latitude record.
MCA Master 200gt Unlimited, Yachtmaster Ocean, STCW Proficiency in Medical Care, MCA Approved Engine Course 1 & 2, Dive Master, 5 Basic STCW Certificates, Firearms Licence holder, BSc Zoology, PGDipSc Wildlife Management.
Simon has a wide-ranging background leading to Grey Wolf. This includes studying zoology, gold mining in the far north, delivering sail boats and becoming an award-winning film maker. He has over 50,000 miles under his belt and now looking to share his passion for wildlife and outdoors with the passengers!
Simon has been with the boat since launching and has now taken Grey Wolf 30,000nm from New Zealand to the United Kingdom including two successful expeditions to Antarctica. With Simons background, he’s just at home leading a hiking excursion, to jumping into the galley to prepare the evening meal.
At Grey Wolf we have the capacity to have 4 crew onboard to meet your needs. However due to the flexibility and nature of our work we have decided to leave these open to your requirements.
The third spot is normally reserved for a Chef / Stew that can tailor a menu to your requirements and the fourth is a specialised guide (eg Mountain or Kayak Guide) or a professional photographer to teach you on your trip we can arrange to get the right skill set on board.
More information on Grey Wolf…
For more information on FPB 78s visit the following…
The FPB78 Grey Wolf designer’s web page, SetSail.
Further information on the FPB78 visit Berthon website.