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  • Gender Male
  • Nationality Canadian
  • Alcohol consumption Low
  • Willing to take a drug test Yes
  • Smoker No
  • Visible tattoos No
  • Criminal RecordNo

Team

  • Marital Status Married
  • Looking to work as a couple No

Languages

  • English Fluent
  • French Advanced
  • Spanish Advanced

Availability

  • Availability Unknown
  • Current country Spain
  • Current location Palma

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About & Hobbies

I grew up sailing in Vancouver. My love for the sea led me to the Canadian Coast Guard College where I turned a boyhood passion into a professional career with the highest standards of training. I worked as a deck officer for several years before taking those skills into a career as a yacht captain. With 20+ years of experience, I am now looking for my next captain’s position aboard a motor yacht of between 35m – 45m. After safety, my top priority is the comfort of all the guests aboard. I am adaptable and have a personable character. My good communication skills and natural leadership qualities ensure there is a positive atmosphere within the crew and that they are focussed on their duties and on providing a personalised and professional service to our guests. I am articulate, meticulous, well presented and calm natured. I have excellent situational awareness. My references from charter guests speak for themselves while my loyalty and history of longevity are proven in my track record.

When not at work, I enjoy pottering in my workshop and gardening at our old country house. I also like, hiking, playing tennis, skiing, photography and AirSoft. When I have time, I also help my wife with all the repairs which are needed at a small stables she manages near our home. My 500 ton Captain's Certificate of Competence was recently revalidated by the MCA. My ENG1 Medical is in date. Triple vaxxed for Covid 19.

Experience

10+ years professional yachting experience

2 - 5 years professional project management (new build & refits) experience

2 - 5 years professional crew training experience

2 - 5 years professional maritime consultancy experience

2 - 5 years professional management (ships & yachts) experience

6 months - 1 year professional marine surveying experience

Motor Extensive Professional
Sailing Extensive Professional
Commercial Extensive Professional
Racing Some Professional & Recreational
Delivery Little Professional

Detailed Experience

1st Mar 2022 - 30th Sep 2022 (6 months, 30 days)

  • Captain
  • on a 37m (121ft) Motor Yacht called Locked
  • for Locked

I joined this 37m commercial yacht on the hard standing in Mallorca, finished her winter works program, launched and commissioned. I got her through her Class + Flag surveys and then ran an extensive Mediterranean charter program. This summer we did 6250 miles between Venice, 2 months in Croatia, Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, Naples area, along the Riviera and back to Mallorca. We were very busy and successful with rave reviews!

1st Aug 2015 - 10th Oct 2020 (5 years, 2 months)

  • Captain/Manager Dual Role (2yachts)
  • on a 27m (89ft) Motor Yacht called Locked

As you will read in my Cv, when I had been managing Smooth Operator for a year (see below), the owner asked me to fully manage his other yacht as well. This one is based in Croatia. I recruited the captain and crew and fully managed this yacht for the owner. I liaised between the captain and the owner. I went out to Croatia several times a year to meet with the crew, mentor them and check up on the yacht. This was particularly challenging because they work in a different language, currency and mind set!

1st Jan 2012 - 10th Oct 2020 (8 years, 9 months)

  • Captain/Manager Dual Role (2yachts)
  • on a 32m (105ft) Motor Yacht called Locked

After running this yacht for a couple of years, the owner asked me to manage her as well. She is a high profile yacht always seen at the Cannes Film Festival, Monaco F1 GP event, St. Tropez, Porto Cervo, Mallorca, Ibiza etc. I ran the 32m but managed them both (along with the 27m) so covered a lot of administration, quotes, invoices, crew recruitment (and contracts), winter worklists and project & refit management. Mentoring another crew to run at the standards we expect was challenging but I achieved the mandate!

Qualifications

  • Entry Level Qualifications (or equivalent) STCW 95 (STCW 2010)
    Updated STCW 95 (STCW 2010)
    ENG 1 (Medical Certificate)
    Drivers License
  • Master/Skipper Qualifications (or Merchant, USCG & AMSA equivalent) RYA Yachtmaster Ocean
    MCA CoC Officer of the Watch <3000gt
    MCA CoC Chief Mate <3000gt
    MCA CoC Master <500gt / Class 5
  • RYA/MCA Deck Modules (OR Short Courses) PYA/MCA Training Record Book
    Navigation & Radar (OOW Yachts)
    General Ship Knowledge (OOW Yachts)
    Seamanship & Meteorology (Master Yachts)
    Celestial Navigation (Master Yachts)
    Stability (Master Yachts)
    Business & Law (Master Yachts)
    Navigation, Radar and ARPA (Master Yachts)
    Deck Cadet Higher National Diploma Programme
    Deck Cadet Higher National Certificate Programme
  • Instructor Qualifications RYA PWC Instructor (jetski etc)
  • STCW Modules (or Merchant, USCG & AMSA equivalent) Personal Survival Techniques (A-VI /1-1)
    Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques
    Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (A-VI /1-2)
    Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting
    Elementary First Aid (A-VI/1-3)
    Updated Elementary First Aid (A-VI/1-3)
    Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (A-VI/1-4)
    Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boats (A-VI/2 1-4)
    Updated Proficiency in SCRB (other than FRB)
    Fast Rescue Boat (FRB) Training
    Updated Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats
    Human, Element, Leadership & Management (Operational)
    Human, Element, Leadership & Management (Management)
    GMDSS General Operators Certificate (GOC)
    Electronic Chart Display (ECDIS)
    Advanced Fire Fighting (A-VI/3)
    Updated Advanced Fire Fighting
    Proficiency in Medical First Aid (A-VI/4 1-3)
    Proficiency in Medical Care
    Updated Proficiency in Medical Care
  • RYA Qualifications RYA Personal Watercraft Proficiency (PWC)
  • Education (or equivalent) Diploma of higher education (DipHE)/NVQ level 5 or higher national diploma (HND)

Deck Skills

Cleaning & Detailing Proficient
Painting Novice
ISM/ ISPS Management & Procedures Experience
Sail Repairs Experience
Varnishing Novice
Rigging Experience
Whipping & Splicing Experience
Carpentry Experience
General Repairs & Maintenance Proficient
Crane Operation Very Good
Sail Racing Experience
Line Handling Proficient
Tender Driving Proficient
Watchkeeping Proficient

Interior Skills

Management Proficient
Provisioning Proficient
Accounting & Budgeting Proficient
Laundry Very Good
Detailing Experience

Engineering Skills

Steering Gear Experience
AV & IT Experience
Electro Hydraulic Controls Experience
Hydraulic Systems Experience
Generators & Alternators Experience
Gearboxes Experience
Electrical Experience
Water Makers Experience
Air Conditioning Experience
Diesel Engines Very Good
Refrigeration Experience
Mechanical Very Good
Windlass & Winch Systems Experience
Water Jet Propulsion (inc Jet skis) Very Good
Outboard Engines Experience
Diesel Electric Experience
Wind Propulsion Proficient

Propulsion Skills

Single Screw Proficient
Twin Screw Proficient
Bow Thruster Proficient
Zero Speed Stabiliser Proficient

Legal Skills

Insurance Experience

Maritime Salvage Skills

Offshore Salvage Experience

Maritime Surveying Skills

Annual Survey (small craft or large yacht) Experience
Sea Trials Experience
Marine Engineering Experience

Financial Skills

Financial Accounting Very Good
Budget Management Very Good

Yacht Management Skills

Crew Placement (provision of personnel) Experience
Repair & Refit Proficient
Insurance & Administration Experience
Yacht Registration (e.g. flag states) Experience
Red Ensign Group Yacht Code (REG-YC) Novice
SOLAS (safety of life at sea) Proficient
COLREGS (rules of the road) Proficient
Maritime Safety Notices (MSN) Experience
Charter Management Experience
Crew Payroll Experience
Project Management Proficient
New Lead (client) Generation Novice
Crew Employment (e.g. seafarers employment agreements, hours of rest, leave etc) Experience
MARPOL (marine pollution) & SOPEP (ship oil pollution emergency plan) Novice
Financial Management & Yacht Accounting Proficient
Large Yacht Code (LYC) Experience
Mini & Voluntary ISM Code Very Good

IT & Design Skills

Mobile Apps Very Good
Microsoft Word Very Good
Microsoft Excel Very Good
Microsoft PowerPoint Novice
Microsoft Outlook Experience
Accountancy Software (e.g. Sage, XERO, Quickbooks) Experience

Admin & Clerical Skills

Analytical Experience
Communication Proficient
Customer Service Proficient
Interpersonal Experience
Teamworking Proficient
Problem Solving Proficient
Time Management (e.g planning) Proficient
Organisational Very Good

Yacht Design, Build & Refit Skills

Project Management (planning, technical & scheduling) Proficient

Sales & Marketing Skills

Sales (e.g. yacht) Experience
Marketing Experience
Client Relations Experience

Human Resources (HR) Skills

Employee Retention & Recruitment Very Good
Employee Development & Training Very Good
Employee Relations Very Good