Kevin H. O’Conor spent 15 years as a professional mariner in command of luxury private and charter yachts up to 300 feet in length. Captain Kevin O’Conor took the opportunity to move ashore when he was offered the position as Head of Acquisitions with Triquest Florida LLC in 2015, a private real estate development company.
His career in the yachting industry included world-class training programs, the experience of large high-profile yachts, that include a 300’ (90m) Sail Yacht with worldwide cruising.
He has experience in all areas of yacht/cruise management, multi-national crew management, new build yacht management and refit project management. Kevin has interacted with a variety of high profile yacht owners, captains and crew from all cultures of the world. He appreciates and understands the difficult challenges that large yachts face when trying to find a yacht friendly berth with suitable depth.
Kevin is "hands-on" and is the driving force behind the idea and execution of Berth One Palm Beach. He is always available and can provide any referrals or recommendations to accommodate our mega yacht clientele.
Eric Crownover got his start in the Navy in June of 1991. He worked as a plane captain with Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-97 in Lemoore, CA and also the USS Kitty Hawk with tours to the Middle East and off the coast of Somalia.
Eric then moved on to becoming a dive instructor in St. John, USVI where he started driving dive boats between dives. From there he moved onto working for small cruise ships as a deckhand and eventually became Bosun. Once he saw private yachts in the same cruising grounds, he knew he found his calling. He moved to Fort Lauderdale with a duffle bag and $400.00 to his name and made Captain two years later.
Eric Crownover spent 14 years as a Captain of both private and charter yachts. By chance, he met Kevin O’Conor who convinced him of going land based and join his team.
Eric has built a team of trusted vendors throughout the years and is available any time to discuss your needs while staying at Berth One.
Jessica O'Conor comes to Berth One International with 15 years in yachting industry as a Chief Stewardess onboard yachts upwards of 90m and has been through numerous refits. She has also worked in private homes of yacht owners here in Palm Beach in management and has many local contacts to help deal with your interior needs.
Jessica is available to help with any provisioning and custom orders that a yacht may need at short notice.
Director of Operations
Lisa has been in the Yachting industry for 15 years. Most recently as Purser (Human Resources, Accounting, Immigration issues, Concierge, Recruiting/training) and managing a team of 7 on yachts over 60 meters. She brings her talents and contacts within the industry to create a seamless experience for our clients.
Originally from New England , Lisa attended the University of New Hampshire and now calls Palm Beach Gardens home.
Marketing & Advertising
Carson is our Marketing & Advertising specialist from down under! He's a great blend of family man, class-clown and hard worker. When he’s not at home with his family and chocolate lab, he’s crushing the digital advertising game helping us get in front of the right people at the right time .
As someone who is as fearless as he is adventurous, Carson is not afraid to eat an entire tub of chocolate ice cream in one sitting - or adventurously backpack across South East Asia.
Though he has never worked on a yacht, working with Kevin has allowed Carson to gain in-depth insights into the complex large yacht industry from somebody who knows it best.