Seeking positon in marine industry that would reflect my vessel management experiences
My experiences include vessel operations, safety, search and rescue, federal law enforcement, surveying, refit, construction, and management.
Marine Solutions and Ideas, Inc. President
Yacht Management, Vessel Deliveries, and Yacht & Small Craft Surveying
Dec-Jan 2006 117’ Delta- M.Y. “Gadster “ –
Relief captain during yard period.Shafts, transmission, and engine realignment.
Sept-Oct 2005 Graduate of “Yacht Small Craft Surveying”-
Chapman School of Seamanship
2000-2005 Yacht Management -Captain-Project Manager, Bradford Yacht Sales.Develop, oversee, and implement refits and new construction on the following vessels:
92’ Moonen-“POSEIDON”- Project management for refit including design of a new hardtop, redesign fly bridge bar, redesign of salon, redesign of pilot house seating and new cabinetry and shelving, A/Sea shore power converter, and new exterior paint.
50’ Atlantique – Hull number one -Project management team for new construction in China and electronic outfitting.
94’ Cheoy Lee - “Jezebel” –Captain and project manager for refit. Charter trips thru Bahamas
84’ Doggersbank - “Aisling”- Captain and warranty representative
78’ Azimut - “Gran Cru” - Captain and project manager for refit.
69’ Derector - “Misstress” - Captain and project manager for total refit.
92’and 90’ Moonen - “Bradford Offshore”- Consulting and project management team. Sea Trials and Delivery from s’Hertogenbosch, Holland to Guernsey Island then to Cherbourg, France.
120’ RMK - “Private Lives “ - Consulting and project management team, port captain.
1999-2000 Captain, M/Y Issimo, A 100 ft Broward, Ft. Lauderdale Fl. Vessel used for private cruising in Bahamas, Abacos and Caribbean waters. Four-month project to complete 10’ three deck extension, electronic and interior refit. Hired, coordinated and implemented architects, engineers, welders, painters, yard work, and all day work on project.
1998 - 1999 Captain, M/Y Whale’s Way, A 61 foot Hatteras, Ft. Lauderdale Fl. Vessel is used for both private and charter work cruising in Central Bahamas, Florida and New England waters. Responsible for all maintenance, including preventative maintenance programs. Detailed reporting systems for the owner.
1997 – 1998 1st Mate, Buckpasser, A 121’ Hitachi Zossen, Buckpasser Inc., Palm Beach, Fl. Privately used M/Y. Responsible for vessel maintenance including four 18’ tenders, Watch Standing, ER Watches. Also worked as a Bone Fish guide on trips into the Bahamas and Keys.
1997 Mate/Engineer, Family Pride, A 106’ Westship, Sailfish Point, Fl. Deliveries and Coastal Cruises.
Freelance Installer/Sea Trial Crew, Sea Filly, A 65’ Fairline, Delray, Fl.
Freelance Varnisher/Detailer, Mimi Max A 90’ Broward, Slakoff Ent, Fl.
1997 Captain, Sea Tow, Sea Tow Treasure Coast, 1220 Port Salerno, Fl. Operated 40’ and 26’ towing vessels in the waters between Lake Worth Inlet, Ft. Pierce Inlet and trips to the Bahamas
1996 –1997 Boating Safety Instructor, Sound Environment Associates, Suite 106 Stamford, CN. Taught eight-hour course on navigation, piloting, safety requirements, and good seamanship.
Marine Consultant, Pier 73 Maritime, Manhattan, NY. Advised in a new marina set up including dock layout and marine equipment acquisition. Setup and operated workboats. Designated Safety Supervisor for employees and customers.
1991 – 1997 Boatswain Mate 2nd Class, “US Coast Guard” Rio Vista, CA and Manhattan, NY.
· Operated Search and Rescue Vessels
· “Maritime Law Enforcement Officer”
· “Officer of the Day” Responsible for a 62 man station and sub station
· “Communications Officer” Oversaw a 24 hour manned radio room
· “Department Head” Total Maintenance responsibility for SAR
Vessels including preventative maintenance, repair, haul outs,
equipment maintenance and acquisition.
· “Instructor” Radio Communications, Seamanship, Piloting and Navigation
· “Public Liaison” Promoted awareness of boating and environmental laws
· Marine Security Team for the President of the United States, domestic and foreign heads of state, and High-risk detainees.
· Honor Graduate
· Letter of Commendation (Twice)
· Good Conduct (Twice)
· Team Award (Five Times)
· Special Ops
· Meritorious Unit Commendation
· Unit Commendation
1989 - 1990 Assistant Marine Manager, Hudson Marine Sales, Castleton, NY. Maintained the boatyard for incoming and outgoing boats for both sale and maintenance. Operated boat hoists and hydraulic recovery trailers for fall lay-up and spring launch. Assisted in the sales of Cruisers Inc. and Rinker Powerboats.
Maritime Technical Institute:200ton masters course,bridge management,STCW,Fire Fighting.
Chapmans Schoolof Seamanship: Yacht and Small Craft Surveying, ABYC standars.
Otis Air Force base: Federal Law Enforcement and Marine Fisheries.
USCG Station Golden Gate: Heavy Weather Rescue Boat Operations
USCG Cape May: Basic training
USCG 200ton Master Domestic and 500ton ITC
Yacht and small craft surveying
ABYC Standards accreditation
Licensed Captain with a lifetime of extensive experience on motor and sailing yachts, in both a private and commercial settings.
17 years experience of vessel and crew management
Project manager, refit designer, supervise team of contractors
Excellent Navigation and Seamanship skills
United States Coast Guard military experience for seven years
Safety Oriented with extensive training in Ship Safety and Vessel Handling
Mechanical and Engineering experience with all onboard systems
ABYC Standards Accreditation
Experience in marina and boat yard lay-out
Strong team leader with proven communication, organization, managerial, and interpersonal skills.
Experienced in both deep sea and flats fishing