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Objective


To find an interesting and challenging vessel management / operations position with long term potential. To use my 25 years experence in the yachting industry to benefit vessel owners and crew in all aspects of safety, security and efficiency.


Experience


Highlights of recent freelance yacht management and operations projects through my company, Ridgway International, Incorporated:



October 14-November 21, 2006

172' Feadship Motor yacht / Marshall Island Flag

Repeat Client.

Supervise 6-week shipyard period at Atlantic Dry Dock

at Jacksonville, Florida. Captain on leave.

Deliver vessel from Jacksonville to Fort Lauderdale

after the completion of the shipyard period.



March 2006 - Present

63' Huckins Motor Yacht

Repeat Client.

Supervise 3-month refit after purchase of this yacht.

Deliver vessel from Florida to North Carolina

Run vessel during family cruises

Deliver vessel to Florida and supervise the addition

of a Flying Bridge. 3-month project.



August - September 2006

172' Feadship Motor Yacht / Cayman Island Flag

Repeat Client.

Deliver vessel from Poole, England to South Florida



June - July 2006

144' Burger Motor Yacht / Burger Boat Company, Wisconsin

Repeat Client.

Hired by the builder to operate the vessel during

builder's sea trials and during owner's introductory

cruise.



January - March 2006

172' Feadship / Cayman Island Flag

Repeat Client.

Hired to manage and operate this motor yacht during the

Caribbean season. Ran the vessel during owner's cruises

Delivered the vessel for Florida at end of Caribbean

Season.

Ran vessel during family cruise to Key West.

Full management of crew and daily operations.



Other projects and long term employment:



October - December 2005

172' Feadship Motor Yacht / Marshall Island Flag

Repeat Client.

Deliver yacht from Gibraltar to Palm Beach, Florida

Supervise 6-week shipyard period while captain on leave.



September 2004 - September 2005

235' Feadship Motor Yacht

Lead Captain on this new Feadship Motor Yacht

Prepared the vessel for charter operations

Assisted in the design and implementation of ISM and

ISPS systems and related crew training.

Deal with Flag State and Classification Societies during

change of flag and change from private to commercial

registry.

Full management of crew and daily operations.

Vessel sold.



March 2001 - October 2003

151' Puglia - Tacoma Motor Yacht / St. Vincent Flag

Captain of this motor yacht. Cruised US East Coast,

Bahamas, Caribbean and Mediterranean. Crew of 10.



May 1996 - September 2000

172' Feadship Motor Yacht & 130' Feadship Motor Yacht / USA

Captain for this corporate operation. Responsible for

management of crew and daily operations including

accounting tasks and crew training.



More career details available upon request.


Education


February 2002

Star Center Maritime Training Center / Dania Beach, Florida

International Safety Management Course (ISM)

Internal ISM Auditor Course



1982 - 1985

Florida Institute of Technology / Jensen Beach, Florida

Electronics Technology



1981

Chapman School of Seamanship / Stuart, Florida

4-month couse in seamanship, navigation, vessel maint.



1979 - 1980

Stockton State College / Pomona, New Jersey

Business Administration


Certification


USCG Master of power vessel not more than 3,000 Gross tons

STCW 95

United Kingdom Certificate of Equivalent Competency, Class 4

Cayman Island Endorsement

Marshall Island Endorsement

Certified Auditor of International Safety Management Systems


Skils


Vessel management

Crew management

Crew training

ISM Internal Auditor

Communication Skills / Computer Skills


 


Thank you for your time and consideration.

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