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Neville was born in Southampton, England and has lived most of his life by the sea. Neville studied graphic arts and advertising at Parsons School of Design in New York City and also Portsmouth College of Art and Design. In 1994, whilst backpacking around the world, Neville sailed from Australia to Italy and chronicled his voyage in a book published by Vanguard Press in 2002. Dream Time is in its second printing. In 1997 Neville founded i&D, an award-winning advertising and design studio in New York, and continues to work remotely from Dream Time with the support of business partners back in the New York headquarters. Click here to learn more about i&D's floating office >

Catherine was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and after working as a nanny in England and Europe, and spending time as an army reservist in the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps., came to the United States to work as a nanny for a Hollywood movie star, a position requiring her to have a concealed weapons license and to carry a firearm. After moving to New York Catherine took took real estate courses at NYU and worked in corporate real estate for Bertelsmann Inc. and Random House.

Neville and Catherine met in England in 1990 and married in New York City in 1996. They purchased Dream Time in 2000, and to prepare for their world circumnavigation, which they began in 2007, sailed twice from New York to Bermuda and cruised extensively in the Long Island and Block Island Sounds. In 2006 they became Licensed US Coast Guard Captains.

Neville regularly writes articles for a variety of sailing and cruising publications. 100% of all payments collected from Dream Time's published stories are donated to