- Shipboard Officer / Personnel / Crew
Energetic, hardworking, trusted Professional Captain/Engineer with a proven ability in project management. Excellent organizational skills, outstanding work ethic and
impeccable attention to detail. Skilled navigator and accomplished boat handler, with a broad base
of yachting experience. Trans - Atlantic crossing, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, USVI / BVI, Florida, Caribbean,
(Eastern and Western), Eastern USA rivers and lock systems. I thrive in a challenging and
stimulating work environment
and have a good record of
• USCG 1600/3000 Ton Master
• Excellent Mechanical Skills
• Technical SCUBA Diver / Instructor
m/y Li-Liën June 2012 – March 2018
Captain/Engineer, 121’ Heesen 3700. Daily operation and maintenance of private yacht with two to three full time crew, plus three to four additional for trips. Managed yard periods and ABS surveys; planned and executed trips for the owner and his guests. Vessel based in Palm Beach, FL; normal cruising grounds include, Florida, The Bahamas (Exumas, Abacos, and Bahamian out islands), and Turks and Caicos as well as the Florida Keys and Dry Tortugas. Cruised the Western Med in 2012 (France, Italy, Corsica, Spain and Balearic Islands). Cruised the Western and Eastern Med in 2015 (France, Italy, Corsica, Sardinia, Malta and Greece). Boat sold in February 2018, owner not getting another boat. Delivered and handed over vessel to new owner in Ibiza.
m/y My Kampaï Feb 2010 – Feb 2015
Captain/Engineer, 92’ Mangusta. No full time crew on this boat, hired, by the yacht manager, on an as needed basis to run sea trials, move the boat, boat show deliveries, and run trips for the owner and his guests. Extensive cruising of the Bahamas (Abacos, Exumas, Bimini, Harbour Island, Eleuthera, Cat Island), Florida Keys, SW Florida and the Okeechobee Waterway. Continued freelance work for the new owner and ultimately trained (on Jet Boat operation) a new Captain for the new owner.
m/y Mela Nov 2010 – Aug 2012
Captain/Engineer, 82’ Sunseeker. Responsible for maintenance, repair and management of this private vessel as well as planning and running trips for the owner when he would visit from out of town. Several Bahamas trips (Abacos, Exumas, Nassau and Bimini) as well as Florida day trips. Moved on to devote full time attention to m/y Li-Lien after moving my residence too far away from the boat to be able to properly look after it.
m/y Trilogy Nov 2010 - Apr 2011
Captain/Engineer, 90’ Cheoy Lee. Responsible for daily maintenance, repair, operation and management of this private/charter vessel. Assumed command of this very poorly maintained motor vessel and brought her back to respectable condition on a very limited budget. Handed off the job to a friend and moved on to other projects.
m/y Joy Ride Oct 2009 - Feb 2010
Captain, 100’ Mangusta. Assumed command for a new owner at a ship yard and managed a lengthy yard period and change of flag state. Delivery to and from Miami Boat Show, boat placed in brokerage at Bradford Marine, with no crew following the MIBS in 2010 due to owner’s change of heart regarding yacht ownership.
m/y Gallant Lady Dec 2001 – Mar 2009
Second Officer, Back Up to the Captain/OIC on Gallant Lady Mega-Yachts – Licensed Captain when hired on, but everyone starts at 3 Mate; from there worked up the ladder to 2nd Officer (4 promotions in 4 years) before the financial crisis and mass layoffs at JM Family in March 2009. Proven leadership managing yacht crew during daily maintenance, home port cruises, ship yard projects and while underway during deliveries and island trips. Project Manager during ship yard periods of the Burger, Viking and Sea Ray. Perfect safety record operating all Gallant Lady vessels in Florida, The Bahamas, Western Europe and The Caribbean. OICNW on delivery of 168’ Gallant Lady from Makkum, NL to Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA in 2007. Superior boat handling skills honed at the helms of all Gallant Lady Boats and Mega-Yachts. Positions held within the JMFE Marine Department include Captain (OIC) 58’ sea Ray, 65’ Viking Sport Cruiser and 106’ Burger as well as back up to the Captain on the 160’ Delta, 168’ Feadship and 172’ Feadship.
m/y Galactica 2000 - 2001
Captain, 95' PR motor yacht. South Florida boat show deliveries and sea trials as Freelance Captain. Operation and maintenance of brokerage yacht. Sea trials for prospective buyers.
m/y Mary F 2001
Co-Captain, 75’ DeVries-Lentsch motor yacht, delivery from Ft. Lauderdale, FL to St. Albans, WV. Ran continuously for 12 days on a six on, six off schedule with primary Captain. Traversed 23 lock systems on inland waterways. Operated from 1200 to 1800 and from 0000 to 0600 hours, often with zero visibility fog on unfamiliar inland waterways.
Sea Tow, Ft. Lauderdale, FL May 1997 – Dec 2001
Captain - Operations Supervisor - Salvage Diver
Conducted marine towing, salvage and spill response operations in South Florida / Western Bahamas. Excellent boat handling ability proven on over 2200 tows and over 200 salvage cases, the majority of which were unassisted. Level headed under pressure of May Day calls / emergencies. Supervised all maintenance and repair of tow boat fleet. Supervised up to five other Captains during daily operations; evaluated and trained approximately 40 new Captains during 4 year period as Senior Captain; executed complete rigging – structural, electrical and mechanical - of five new tow boats; large vessel tandem towing.
d/v Get Down 1995 - 1998
Mate - Dive Master, 43’ commercial dive boat. Technical and recreational SCUBA charters.
d/v Reef Cat 1991 - 1997
Captain - Mate - Dive Master
Operated 36’ commercial dive vessel and safely conducted recreational & technical SCUBA diving operations. Perfect safety record while running dive charters in South Florida waters. Also performed maintenance and repairs to vessel.
Graduate, 17 Licensing and STCW
Maritime Professional Training, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Coursework towards Associate of
Arts (AA), Construction
& Advanced Stick
Welding, Basic & Advanced MIG Welding; Coursework, TIG Welding
Florida Junior College, Jacksonville, FL.
Tri-Mix, Nitrox, Deep Air and Cave Diving, International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers (IANTD)
Advanced Open Water Diver, National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI)
IANTD Instructor # 1922, All Open Water and Nitrox Levels
Florida State Residential Contractor # CRC 039549
Certified Welder, Stick / MIG
MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Publisher; Internet Research
Above average mechanical skills from lifetime of maintenance and repair of boats, cars, trucks, motorcycles Previous occupation as auto service technician
and Law • ISM Code • Dealing with Difficult People • Workplace Violence Prevention Writing Advantage • Civil Treatment • Managing Conflict to Resolution • Managing for
Influencing and Coaching • Civil Treatment for Management • OSHA Safety
Self Defense • Firearms • CPR
• First Aid • AED
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida,