Captain Owen Johnson
Hailing from Boothbay Harbor, Maine, Owen has been exposed to the ocean from an
early age. At ten years old, he first shoved off the dock and headed out to sea in his lobstering
skiff. When he wasn’t lobster-fishing, he was diving commercially or sailing with his family.
Owen later attended the Landing School of Boatbuilding and Design before starting his
professional yachting career. He is now a USCG captain with private, charter, offshore, racing,
and commercial experience that has taken him across the Atlantic and throughout the Caribbean.
His favorite activities when he isn’t out sailing include other water-based hobbies: kiteboarding,
surfing, fishing and diving.
Chef/Mate Brianna Theriault
Also born and raised in Maine, Brianna has always been fascinated with the ocean and
it’s creatures. In high school, she excelled in freshwater, swimming her way to three statechampionships.
She would later compete in several ocean races. In college at the University of
Southern Maine, her studies and interests continued in the health science field, with a focus on
holistic health, integrative healing, and biology.
Alongside her college studies, Brianna managed to obtain her Emergency Medical
Technician license. Meanwhile she worked in restaurants as a bartender, cook, and server. Her
experience working in a 5-star restaurant led to the fine-tuning of her cooking and service skills.
During the summer months, you could have found her on the beach as a lifeguard for Ogunquit
When Brianna took a job as chef/mate aboard her first sailing yacht with Owen, she knew
it was the perfect way to put all of her skills to use. With Brianna’s talent in the galley and on
the ocean, combined with Owen’s experience as a sailor and waterman, you have an active, wellrounded
team and the right recipe for fun aboard S/V Zenyatta!