Glen Allen

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Born in Biloxi, Mississippi, Glen’s first job at age 12, was working for his grandfather at the oil and ice dock selling bait and renting boats during the summers. At age 16, he sailed offshore races to Mexico and Florida. Not long after, his family moved to Arkansas where he attended school and worked part-time as a sailing instructor. Glen joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 1978 to serve his country and was assigned to search & rescue patrols in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on an 82’ patrol boat operating between the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic. In 1980, he was transferred to Houston, Texas, where he became a vessel traffic operator for the Houston and Galveston ship channels, an educational and challenging position. After an honorable discharge, he remained in Houston where he taught sailing and sold folding trimarans until he moved back to Mississippi where he obtained an advanced captain’s license. He has cruised the Caribbean, U.S. Northeast, Alaska, Mexico, Panama Canal, the Mediterranean and other countries. He was build captain for a Sparkman & Stephens 96’ sailboat built in Mamaronack, New York, a 220’ Lurssen Motor yacht built near Hamburg, Germany and a 147’ Feadship motor yacht built near Amsterdam, Holland. He has also overseen numerous yacht refits and improvement projects along the way. And, after all of this, he now finds the most satisfaction in his life’s career is being able to mentor new and upcoming young people interested in yachting careers.