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Crew Boat Captain

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Objective: Boat Captain



100 Ton United States Coast Guard licensed captain for 35 years.


Proven tournament winner all over the world with extensive tournament fishing from Key West to Palm Beach, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and Venezuela.


Excellent troubleshooter with the ability to quickly identify problems and implement practical and long term solutions.


Certified diesel mechanic, Miami Lakes Technical with 1400 hours.


Knowledge of all navigational waters through the Caribbean up to Rhode Island.


I've been fishing my whole life and started fishing professionally in 1982.

Professional History

Currently Freelancing and Deliveries

Reel Excuse 47 Cabo 2006-2015                                                           

St. Thomas, Granada, St. Lucia, Bahamas, and Dominican Republic. Blue Marlin, Sailfish, White Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo  

No Problem 36' Glass Tech 2006

- 3rd Place Silver Sailfish Derby in Palm Beach 

Sandman 61' Viking. Owner; Sandra Kirkpatrick 2002-2005


Fished Palm Beach to Key West, Cat Cay and Harbor Islands Bahamas.

2005 Season- 1st place lady angler, 3rd place team, Buccaneer Cup. Palm Beach, Florida.

2004 Season- 1st place lady angler, Captain Bob Lewis Billfish tournament. Miami, Florida.

2nd place lady angler, Fort Lauderdale Billfish Tournament.

2nd place Jeb Bush tournament. Fort Lauderdale, Florida

2003 Season- 2nd place Silver Sailfish Derby. Palm Beach, Florida

Full Cry 54' Bertram. Owner; John Wolf 1999-2002


- Fished the Florida Keys, Bahamas, Turks & Caicos and Rhode Island and the Cape Giant tuna fishing during the summer.

Rum Bum 50` and 54` Bertram. Owner; Luis Bacardi 1994-1999


- Fished tournaments all throughout the Bahamas and St. Thomas.

1998 Season- 2nd Place in the Boy Scout Tournament. St. Thomas

1997 Season- Fished the Bahamas and St. Thomas

1996 Season- 5th place Bertram Hatteras shootout and a daily Boat Harbor. Bahamas. Also won the release division of the Bahamas Billfish Championship. Fished St.Thomas

1995 Season- 1st place release division in the Blue Waters tournament, Bimini. Also fished St. Thomas and Venezuela.

1994 Season- 2nd place in the Turks & Caicos Invitational. Also fished the Bahamas and St. Thomas.

Classea 48' Viking. Owner Victor Wieger 1989-1994


- Charted from Key West to Palm Beach and the Bahamas.

1993 Season- 2nd place Don Shula Tournament. Miami, Florida.

1991 Season- 1st place Doctors Tournament. Key Biscayne, Florida

Great Escape 70' Norseman 1993


- Chartered from Key West to Palm Beach, Bahamas, Mexico and the Turks & Caicos.

1993 Season- 5th place in the Turk & Caicos. May and June fished Cancun, Mexico.

Megabyte 61' Jim Smith. Owner; Hal Pruitt 1993


- Chartered In St. Thomas and Venezuela July thru December.

Southern Dalliance 47' Davis. Owner; Tabby Taylor 1992


- Fished St. Thomas and Venezuela.

Fun Ticket 72' Bertram. Owner; Tom Crossland 1991-1992


- Delivered boat to Puerto Rico. Lived in Puerto Rico for two years. Traveled to St. Thomas and the British Virgin Islands. 2nd place Boy Scout Tournament. St. Thomas

Goozer II 58' Custom. Owner; Joe Blandford 1990-1991


- Chartered from Fort Lauderdale to Key West and the Bahamas.

Mr. Nice 55' Hatteras. Owner; Edward Ratiner 1989-1992


- Fished the Bahamas Chub Cay in the winter and Boat Harbor in the spring.

1990 Season- 1st place Hemmingway Bimini Bahamas.

Scalper 45' Hatteras. Owner; Jim Corbea 1990


- Chartered in Miami and the Bahamas

                                                                             Believe II 105' Broward. Owner; Bud Paxton 1990


- 1st place lady angler Key West tournament.

                                                                              Surge-On 34' Luhrs and 43' Post. Owner; Lawrence Lottenberg 1983-1990


- Fished sailfish tournaments from the Keys to Palm Beach. Also fished the Bahamas.

1989 Season- 4th place Miami Billfish Tournament

1988 Season- 3rd place Ocean Reef Cup. Daily in the Adam Clayton Powell Wahoo Tournament. 3rd place Fort Lauderdale Tournament. 1st place Jockey Club Tournament.

1987 Season- 6th place Fort Lauderdale Tournament.

Additional Experience

Richard Bertram and Co. Boatyard


- Miami, Florida 1986-1988

Dos Marine


- Outboards and Boat rigging. Miami, Florida 1985-1986

Anglers Discount fishing and supplies

Store Manager-

Hollywood, Florida 1982-1985

Lowry's Machine Shop


t- Built racing engines. Hollywood, Florida 1979-82


High School- MacArthur High School 1980

Miami Technical- Diesel Mechanics- 1400hrs

Sea School- Captains License 1986

Sea School- G.P.S. and Loran 1986


United States Coast Guard 100 ton 1986-present


Billfish Foundation tagging program.

N.O.A.A. tagging program.

International Game fish Association

Special Accomplishments

1993- Caught Pam Basco a women’s I.G.F.A world record- 56lb 8oz White marlin on 2lb test. Still stands

1993- My best season with 98 Sailfish, 109 White marlin, 56 Blue marlin, 6 Swordfish, 2 Spearfish and 20 grand slams.                                                                      I have also caught 3 Blue Marlin over 1000 lbs all in St. Thomas on the following boats.                                          

Reel Excuse 47 Cabo, Rum Bum 50 Bertram and Megabyte 61 Jim Smith



- Captain Glenn Clyatt 786-258-2434


- Captain Chris Zielinski 305-298-0467


- Owner Lawernce Lottenberg: Head of Trauma unit Pines Memorial Hospital 954-987-2000


- Owner Victor Wieger: President of Palm Peterbuilt 954-584-3200


- Owner Andy Novack Tackle Shop 954-525-2592

Full Cry

- Owner John Wolf 845-567-5752

Blue Water Chairs

- Owner Tom Ackle 954-522-4238

No Problem

- Captain Nick Paleologos 561-324-8010

Reel excuse-

Owner Ronald Bergeron 954 224-5900

Pembroke Pines, Florida,
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