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About SV SKY's Captain

Johannes “Jopie” (pronounced Yopie) Helsen is the captain and is a throat cancer survivor. He was born in Leiden, the Netherlands and grew up in Warmond, on the Kaag Lakes. He is a 2nd generation boat builder and yacht designer and has been in the marine industry for 55 years. He is the designer of the Helsen and Montego line of sailboats and other custom boats. A total of 2003 boats have been built with his designs. Jopie is the owner of the Sailor’s Wharf Yacht Yard since 1978.

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