I first fished with Kevin when he was the chief deckhand on the Shogun. I am often lousy on picking up on things, but I do know that that was the first time that I said to myself "That guy is going be a captain on his own boat pretty soon". Sure enough, Kevin spent the next couple of years running yachts for rich guys and then joined the Intrepid. If Kevin announced his retirement, then I guess its unfortunately official. I can't add anything new to what's already been posted--great captain and always happy to find out that he was running our trip, and best wishes for continued good luck, success and happiness in life.