I am writing to express my keen interest in captaining your yacht and share my comprehensive CV, which details my qualifications and accomplishments that make me highly suitable for the role.
With over 35 years of experience as a highly experienced yachtsman, I have acquired extensive expertise in the field. Throughout my career, I have accumulated a wealth of knowledge and skills that enable me to confidently and expertly captain yachts. My experience includes successfully navigating various challenges at sea, prioritizing the safety and satisfaction of both crew and passengers. With unwavering confidence and expertise, I am ready to embrace new opportunities and contribute my vast experience to your yacht.
One of my proudest achievements is the exceptional references I have received from the boats I have had the privilege of running. These references serve as a testament to my dedication, professionalism, and consistent delivery of exceptional performance. They highlight my ability to effectively handle responsibilities and build positive relationships within the yachting industry.
I believe that my qualifications and accomplishments make me an excellent candidate to captain your yacht. I kindly request your consideration of my application and invite you to schedule an interview or further discussion. I am eager to contribute my expertise to your yacht and look forward to the potential collaboration.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I anticipate a positive response and the chance to further explore how I can enhance your yacht's operations.
During my free time, I dedicate myself to teaching at Maritime Professional Training. I have earned approval from both the US Coast Guard (USCG) and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to instruct the deck and engineering courses offered by MPT. Teaching aspiring mariners the intricacies of the sea and preparing them for their own command brings me immense joy.
Additionally, I am collaborating with Triton Submarines on the development of a submarine pilot training course. I am actively engaged with Triton, contributing to the creation of pilot and safety manuals and tests for the course. My involvement in this project highlights my passion for sharing my knowledge and expertise in the field.
In addition to my instructional role, I keep myself updated with the latest developments in the maritime field. I continuously expand my own knowledge base to ensure I remain at the forefront of industry advancements. This dedication allows me to provide the most up-to-date and relevant information to my students. If desired, I can provide a detailed list of courses I am qualified to teach, giving you a comprehensive understanding of the subjects and topics in which I can deliver exceptional instruction.
I believe that my experience as an instructor, coupled with my extensive yachting background, makes me a valuable asset. My ability to effectively impart knowledge and mentor others aligns well with the values and goals of your organization. I encourage you to consider my unique combination of expertise when evaluating my application.
I value the significant duration of my past employment, as I have proudly served onboard the same vessel for 10, 6, 5, 3, 4, and 7 years. This remarkable longevity attests to my unwavering dedication, commitment, and exceptional professionalism in fulfilling my responsibilities. The below list goes from present back to 1985.
While I am actively searching for my next long-term command, I have been keeping busy by assisting other captains in taking much-needed time off. Over the course of a year, I have successfully completed three transatlantic crossings and temporary jobs on the yachts Marguerite, Andrea, Samurai and Lady Maja. These deliveries have allowed me to continue honing my skills and gaining valuable experience while supporting my fellow mariners.
Temporary yard Captain in Croatia July - September 2023. My time on Lady Maja has been marked by a series of significant tasks, including orchestrating a name change, implementing a flag change, overseeing annual class and flag inspections, assembling an entirely new crew, overseeing the transition to new ownership, and initiating ISM, SMS, and MMV protocols on board.
Temporary delivery and yard Captain from West Palm to France, May and June 2023
Rotation Captain on the 55 meter yacht from November 2022 to April 2023. Rotation program ended as boat was sold.
Temporary delivery captain from France to US for the month of October 2022
I also do relief captain from time to time for the captain
Temporary delivery captain from Spain to US for the month of September 2022
Captain, 55 meter Private Yacht support for almost 6 years. Private, live aboard owner.
Submarine Pilot and Repair Tech. I have done over 220 dives as pilot for almost 6 years.
Captain, 44 meter Charter Yacht. Charter yacht.
Chief Unlimited Engineer on Commercial DP2 OSV Oil Rig Support to 97 meters. Over 3 years in the oil field with Chouest as a Chief Engineer.
Chief Engineer on 63 meters Ocean Going Tug, instructor at the school
Captain on a 52 meter Private Feadship Yacht. Private live aboard owner.
Nav, Radar, ARPA and ECDIS instructor for MCA and USCG. Ran the IT department
Captain over 7 years with them. They had a crew of 45. busy charter program.
Captain. Charter yacht
Captain and engineer for over 7 years with two different owners. Private yacht.
First Officer, did two Atlantic crossing and a busy Med season. Busy charter yacht.
First Officer, busy charter yacht.
Captain, Chief Engineer, and lead dive instructor. I worked for this company for 10 years in the BVI and the Galapagos. They had a fleet of boats. Very busy charter program. At the time the largest sailing Trimaran in the world.
My first boat as a dive instructor. Busy dive charter program.