Skip King, President
Skip transplanted to the Virgin Islands from Norfolk VA in 1977. He is a graduate of Matthew Fontaine Maury High School and Old Dominion University in Norfolk VA. Skip holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Prior to his work in the marine industry Skip was an activities therapist for a private psychiatric hospital. The skills Skip acquired in this field contribute greatly to his work aboard our yachts and his dealings with the many personalities of our charter guests. Always the southern gentleman, Skip has a unique, genuine approach with each guest and his love of boats and sailing is infectious.
Skip is an avid yacht racer having won his class in two Rolex International Regatta’s and is the St Thomas Yacht club summer series champion for the past four years. Skip is also an avid tennis player, certified diver and Coast Guard licensed captain. Skip oversees all mechanical and maintenance aspects of the IYC fleet as well as directing a very capable dock staff.
Andrea King, Vice President/Secretary
Andrea moved to the Virgin Islands in January 1985. She is a native of Attleboro MA and a graduate of Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro and Westfield State College in Westfield MA where she was a starting guard for the WSC fighting Owls women’s basketball team for three years.
Andrea holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications. Prior to her career as a yacht broker and business owner, Andrea was a television producer and editor, having worked for two NBC affiliates and a private production company.
Andrea started her career with IYC in 1989 after hurricane Marilyn hit the island and the power was knocked out for nearly three months. Her work with Skip picking up the pieces after the storm was to be temporary until television was back online, however, a career change was imminent and Andrea began her full-time career with IYC. Andrea is a horse owner, having ridden for the VI Equestrian Association, and loves sailing, horseback riding, and biking in her spare time.
Alongside the King’s sailing charter business is Virgin Heart Villas – a collection of their family-owned properties, located in the beautiful Virgin Islands and southern Massachusetts. Whether you are planning a getaway, or you are looking for the perfect location for an intimate gathering of family or friends, they invite you to be their guests for an unforgettable land vacation!