The Crew

Owners + Captains

Kim B. Winslow, USCG licensed captain, and Kimberly Cox Winslow, former captain and a current reservationist
The Captains and Owners of the Downeast RoverThe Rover’s twin-named co-owners, Kim Winslow and Kim Winslow purchased the vessel in 2007 from previous owner/operator Mark Kopp, who purchased it from Bradford Gunn.

Mr. Kim boasts more than 50 years of experience with yacht ownership, charter sailing, and delivery. He maintains a 100-ton, U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariner Credential with a sailing endorsement, a Federal Communications Commission radio license, and EMT certification.

The Kims have a terrier mutt, Scrappy, and two adult daughters: Hailey, a television reporter living in Los Angeles, California, and Megan, a photographer and print journalist who recently returned to the family’s hometown in Gainesville, Florida, with her husband, Matt.

Christopher Storey, USCG licensed captain & shipwright
Chris Storey, A Captain of the Downeast RoverCaptain Christopher Storey, a USCG license holder for more than 30 years, owns Lighthouse Shipwrights & Supplies of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and has provided professional services to many of the world’s largest mega yachts throughout the past 25 years. He lives with his wife Tami and their dog Scuppers aboard the Sea Storey, a 48-foot ketch, or two-masted sailboat.

Chris and Tami have been sailing together throughout the Caribbean and up and down the East Coast of the U.S. for more than 40 years. They spend the summers in Manteo and live in Florida, near their three adult children and three grandchildren, during the winter.


Ethan Atkinson, mate/rigging specialist
Ethan Atkinson, Mate on the Downeast RoverEthan joined the Rover in 2021. He grew up and first started sailing in Raleigh, North Carolina, and moved to the coast and aboard his first vessel in 2018.

In his spare time, Ethan volunteers aboard Manteo’s Elizabeth II, a replica of one of the seven original “Lost Colony” sailing merchant vessels that ferried the first English colonists to America between 1584 and 1587. He also repairs and provides rigging services for the Rover and other local sailboats.

Ethan lives aboard his current sailboat, Kumbaya, in Manteo for the summer season, and he sails south to Florida, the Keys, and the Bahamas during the winter.