Captain Miles Featherstone
Miles is the Captain of Zephyros. He is a qualified Maritime & Coastguard Agency Boatmaster with a Thames Local Knowledge Endorsement. He also holds other professional maritime qualifications including GMDSS Radio-communications, RADAR & ARPA Operation, Sea Survival Techniques & other Royal Yachting Association certificates. Along with all the crew members, he is a qualified First Aider.
Angela & Chris Featherstone
1st Officer Angela and Engineer Christopher hold Royal Yachting Association Powerboat & Sea Survival Certificates and are qualified First Aiders. Christopher has extensive mechanical expertise and Angela has had many hours experience in deck work and boat handling. The captain and crew of Zephyros undertake regular safety drills and operate the vessel in accordance with a Safety Management System audited by the Port of London Authority.
East India Company Connections
Captain Miles and 1st Officer Angela’s ancestors include two brothers who worked for the British East India Company as a Sea Captain and Director. These pioneering merchant explorers sailed the world to bring back spices, teas and other luxuries. To pay homage to them, Zephyros flys the East India Company Ensign and we serve fine teas and luxury goods from the East India Company onboard to keep this historic maritime connection alive.