Gio & Julie Cappelli are graduates of Skagit Valley College’s Marine Maintenance Technology Program and owners of Pelagic Blue Cruising Services. Gio is ABYC certified in Marine Diesel Engines and Marine Systems and previously worked as a fishery biologist and motorboat operator instructor. Julie is ABYC certified in Marine Electrical, a NMEA certified marine electronics and NMEA 2000 installer, and has worked as a scuba instructor, marine biologist, and expedition leader. Both hold USCG 25-ton Master licenses with sail endorsements and have sailed over 20,000 offshore miles in the Pacific. They cruised the west coast of Vancouver Island in 2023 and have previously spent many weeks kayaking, fishing, camping, and exploring there.