Who we are

Sophia, Sean and Lucy Strevens

We’ve created OceanBlue Oasis because we’re passionate about what the Western Algarve has to offer, and we want to share the kind of adventures and experiences that we enjoy as a family. Originally from Ventnor on the Isle of Wight, we’re a family who love the ocean, build boats and share a passion for everything outdoors.


Sean started the boat-building company Cheetah Marine when he was a fisherman in Ventnor. Fed up with the fact that traditional fishing boats couldn’t handle the conditions on the south coast, he built a new catamaran that could. Cheetah Catamarans are now sold all over the world. Sean is happiest spear-fishing, surfing or mountain-biking.

Qualifications and Experience: Sailed to Australia, Naval Architect MRINA, RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (Commercially endorsed), Powerboat Instructor, BSAC Diver


Lucy is an oceanographer, personal-trainer and entrepreneur. As well as setting up and running OceanBlue Portugal she has set up OceanBlue Coastal Retreats in Bonchurch, OceanBlue Sea Charters, and  professionalised the marketing operations at Cheetah Marine turning it into the global business it is today. Lucy is happiest after an espresso and a run up some steep hills.

Qualifications and Experience: Marine Sciences BSc, RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (Commercially endorsed), Powerboat Instructor, PADI Diver, Advanced Personal Training (Level 3), Circuits, Suspension Training


Sophia is nine. Her favourite things include paddle-boarding, surfing and meringues. She successfully navigated a red slope on her first ski trip this winter, and when she grows up she intends to be a paddleboard instructor.

As fetaured in the Inside Magazine Lagos Portugal