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Energetic, hardworking, trusted Professional Captain 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 boating experience. Trans - Atlantic crossing, Bahamas, USVI / BVI, Florida, Caribbean, Eastern Rivers and lock systems. Thrives in a challenging and stimulating work environment.


M/Y JOY RIDE Oct 2009 – Present

Captain, 100’ Mangusta. Assumed command for a new owner at a ship yard and managed an extensive yard period.

JM FAMILY ENTERPRISES, Deerfield Beach, FL 2002 - 2009

Second Officer, M/Y GALLANT LADY

Proven leadership managing yacht crew during daily maintenance, ship yard projects and while underway during deliveries. Perfect safety record operating all Gallant Lady vessels in Florida, The Bahamas, and The Caribbean. OICNW on delivery of newest 168’ Gallant Lady from Makkum, NL to Ft. Lauderdale, FL in 2007. Superior boat handling skills honed at the helms of all Gallant Lady Vessels.

• OICNW on JMFE mega-yachts - 160’ Delta, 168’ Feadship, 172’ Feadship.

• Captain / OIC 103’ Burger motor yacht

• Captain / OIC 65’ Viking Sport Cruiser

• Captain / OIC 58’ Sea Ray

M/Y GALACTICA 2000 - 2001

Captain, 95' PR motor yacht. South Florida boat show deliveries and sea trials as Day Captain.

• Operation and maintenance of brokerage yacht. Sea trials for prospective buyers.

M/Y MARY F 2001

Co-Captain, delivery of 75' DeVries-Lentsch motor yacht 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 0000 hours to 0600 hours in total darkness and often with zero visibility fog on unfamiliar inland waterways.

SEA TOW, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 1997 - 2001

Captain - Operations Supervisor - Salvage Diver

Conducted marine towing and salvage operations in South Florida / Western Bahamas. Excellent boat handling abilities 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.

• Captained 11 different towboats up to 31’ LOA – single / twin outboards, single / twin inboards, jet propulsion systems.

• Towed vessels up to 130’ LOA. Salvaged vessels up to 72’ LOA.



Co-Captain, delivery of 86' Hatteras Sport Fish from Nassau, Bahamas to Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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.


Mate, worked several cruises on this 83’ Ft. Lauderdale based charter boat


Graduate, 14 USCG Licensing and STCW Courses

Maritime Professional Training, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Coursework, Associate of Arts (AA), Construction Management

Graduate, Basic / Advanced Stick Welding, Basic / Advanced MIG Welding

Coursework, TIG Welding

Florida Junior College, Jacksonville, FL


• USCG 1600 / 3000 Oceans

• Marshall Islands CEC 3000

• STCW – II/4; II/2; IV/2; VI/2

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


project management






Dealing with Difficult People • Workplace Violence Prevention •Writing Advantage • Civil Treatment

Managing Conflict to Resolution • Influencing and Coaching • Civil Treatment for Management • Self Defense Firearms • CPR • First Aid • AED • OSHA Safety • Managing for Success


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

Lighthouse Point, FL,
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