Captain Matt and Chef/Mate Kendra welcome you to join them on Knot Anchored for fun, laughter, relaxation and amazing memories. From the moment you set foot on board Knot Anchored you will realize you are in for an experience no resort stay could ever match. Whether you are looking for secluded, secret bays or popular hot spots, Matt and Kendra know all the great places to go.
Captain Matt grew up boating on the lakes, rivers and coastlines of Texas. Originally from a small town outside Austin, he has lived and travelled to many places throughout the world. Some of his many pastimes include playing the guitar, reading, hiking, fishing, spear fishing, diving, water skiing, snow skiing, mountain biking and, of course, sailing.
Matt sailed recreationally throughout his college, it wasn't until later in life that he decided to get his captains license and make a career of doing what he loves. After a more conventional career working as an Environmental Consultant and rehabilitating Craftsman bungalow houses, in 2008 Matt decided to follow his dream to buy a live-aboard sailboat, Helms Deep, and set sail.
After graduating from Texas A&M University and before meeting Matt, Kendra also tried the land life, teaching middle school science and working as a Registered Nurse. Her interests include scuba diving, snorkeling, reading, kayaking, camping, and hiking.
Kendra grew up in a family who loves to cook, and she continually expanded her experience cooking meals and desserts and entertaining friends and family. During her time sailing the islands, she has continued to refine her culinary skills. Kendra focuses on combining dishes from her Mexican- and German-influenced Texas hometown and infusing flavors of the islands. She loves to tailor her menus to her guests tastes; whether focusing on a specialty diet, or using local ingredients to make each meal a memorable waterfront dining experience impossible to recreate in a conventional restaurant.
Matt and Kendra have been together for over 10 years. Since that day in 2010, when they decided to leave it all behind, Kendra and Matt have had many adventures on the open seas traveling the Gulf of Mexico, Florida, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, and up and down the Caribbean chain as far as Grenada. Kendra tells some pretty entertaining stories of their misadventures.
For the past three years Matt has been running private charters in the US and British Virgin Islands on a variety of sail and powerboats and Kendra has split her time between nursing and crewing on a variety of different boats.
Matt and Kendra can make sure you don't miss the unforgettable spots in the Virgin Islands, along with the hidden gems not easily found by the average visitor. They are both Coast Guard licensed Master Sailing Captains with international STCW certifications and First Aid/CPR. In addition, Matt has a 100-ton BVI Boatmaster license, has training in Crowd and Crisis Management, and is a Vessel Security Officer. Whether you are a dive master or a water sports novice, you will find your time on Knot Anchored enjoyable. Knowledgeable, fun, and safe, we believe the old adage the crew is 50% of the charter - your experience with Kendra and Matt will have you wanting to book your next trip on Knot Anchored before you disembark.
Kendra and Matt appreciate that time on the yacht can be about relaxing with a good book on the deck lounge with a mimosa, watching dolphins play in the bow wake of the yacht underway, frying up the fish you caught yourself, or packing your day with watersports under the Caribbean sun.
However you choose to spend your time on Knot Anchored, you will find Kendra and Matt's experience and joie de vivre ensure you have memories that last a lifetime.