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


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


  • English Fluent
  • Spanish Basic


  • Availability 1 - 2 Weeks
  • Current country United States
  • Current location Costa Rica ATM and OCT. 1st / Miami FL

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About & Hobbies

Experienced luxury yacht Captain/Engineer Bryan Blaze Berc originally from South Florida with extensive East Coast, Bahamas, Caribbean, Central America, South Pacific, Australia & Indonesia cruising and charter experience. A service orientated captain with preventative maintenance and a safety conscience mindset, who leads by example and is hands on with diesel motor, electrical, mechanical and rigging servicing & repairs. A captain who will get his hands dirty, crawl through engine room spaces, climb a mast & dive under your yacht for inspections, cleaning & servicing systems. Bryan enjoys water sports: surf/kite/dive/SUP/spearfish/fishing and yoga Captain Bryan always has an eye on the weather to ensure the best daily cruising destinations, activities and comfort & safety for passage windows. Noteworthy, Captain Bryan owns a 52 foot performance adventure catamaran based in Panama (currently in “long term” storage since 2020 after 6 years seasonal chartering.) Captain Bryan has diverse yachting /cruising experience knows NE/Ling Island Sound & East Coast delivery stops & a keen understanding of what’s needed aboard any yacht to maintain her in ship shape/ready to go condition. Can team with mate, deck/stew, or chef; hire additional crew as needed and manage all aspects of the yacht for owners.

Sailing, Surfing , Kitesurfing, SUP, Scuba Diving, spear fishing, Fishing, hiking,, biking , yoga, art music and travel.


10+ years professional yachting experience

2 - 5 years professional chef experience

5+ years professional sales & marketing experience

6 months - 1 year professional sales broker (yachts) experience

5+ years professional charter broker (yachts) experience

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

1 - 2 years professional marine salvage & investigation experience

Motor Extensive Professional & Recreational
Sailing Extensive Professional & Recreational
Cruise Extensive Professional & Recreational
Fishing Extensive Recreational
Expedition Considerable Professional & Recreational
Charter Extensive Professional
Racing Considerable Recreational
Delivery Extensive Professional & Recreational
New Builds Considerable Professional
Shipyards & Refits Extensive Professional & Recreational

Detailed Experience

9th Jun 2022 - 31st Aug 2022 (2 months, 23 days)

  • Captain / Engineer
  • on a 27m (89ft) Motor Yacht called Locked
  • for Locked

Managed all aspects of vessel complete systems repairs and maintence from generator oil changes, servicing sea strainers, trouble shooting fixing electrical systems, teak maintence, hire crew for 2 Bahamas charters 3 owners Bahamas trips over saw removal And install of A-Sea shore poemser system. Maintence of Williams Jet tender all parts procurement…

1st Aug 2021 - 6th Jan 2022 (5 months, 6 days)

  • Captain/Engineer
  • on a 21m (69ft) Motor Yacht called Locked
  • for Locked

Captain Engineer of multi boat program, 68’ Sirena yacht, 29’ Chris Craft CC, 20’ Brig RHIB CC manage 1-2 additional crew cook stew and mate, Based in Sag Harbor NY & Stamford CT. Cruising Long Island Sound destinations. Safe Navigation and logistics of boat movement to around Long Island Sound, systems maintenance, CAT diesel & generator servicing, Manage 1-2 additional crew. 2 separate Deliveries of Sirena Yacht and Chris Craft CC NYC to Charleston SC , Delivery of Sirena Yacht Charleston to Ft. Lauderdale FL

25th May 2021 - 31st Jul 2021 (2 months, 7 days)

  • Captain/Engineer
  • on a 26m (85ft) Motor Yacht called Locked
  • for Locked

Captain/ Engineer manage 2-3 additional crew, delivery Miami Beach to Kings Point Long Island NY, Long Island Sound cruising Greenwich CT, Huntington NY, NYC day/ night cruises weekends in Sag Harbor NY. MTU diesel motors, Cummings/Onan generator servicing, jet tender and Sea Doo personal watercraft operations, service & repairs.

23rd Nov 2020 - 28th Feb 2021 (3 months, 6 days)

  • Captain/Engineer
  • on a 28m (92ft) Motor Yacht called Locked

Captain/ Engineer manage 2 additional crew, safe navigation weather routing for island cruising, US Virgin Islands, St .Martin, St. Barths, Antigua, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic Cap Cana , Caso De Campo. MTU diesel servicing, Koehler generators, Jet tender operations. Assist chef with provisioning, marina reservations, customs & immigration and Port clearances. Parts and warranty repair management. Systems servicing entire yacht. Water sports : guide & instruction snorkeling, Water ski/ Tubeing, and kite surfing.

15th Oct 2020 - 21st Oct 2020 (7 days)

  • Captain/Engineer
  • on a 22m (72ft) Motor Yacht called Locked

Captain teamed with “chef” / stew 1 week owners trip tonFL Keys Ocean Reef with 2 couples aboard . Safe Navigation Miami Beach to Ocean Reef, snorkel trip to Cart’sfort Lighthouse Reef. Systems maintenance and repairs windlass, Mann diesel servicing boat washing.

3rd Aug 2019 - 30th Nov 2019 (3 months, 28 days)

  • Captain/Engineer
  • on a 27m (89ft) Motor Yacht called Locked

Captain 4 month rotation contract, manage 2 additional crew live aboard owner. Catipilar Diesel servicing & maintenance, kohler generator maintenance, RHIB Tender servicing, Cruising Great Barrier Reef Australia cruising Whit Sundays, Carins, Cook Town, Lizard Island, Thursday Island Wessex Islands to Darwin. Guiding water safety Fishing scuba diving & kite surfing.

1st Oct 2014 - 30th Sep 2020 (5 years, 11 months)

  • Owner/Captain/Engineer
  • on a 16m (52ft) Sailing Yacht called Locked
  • for Locked

Owner/Operator charter Catamaran cruising Panama’s Caribbean archipelagos of Bocas del Toro and San Blas Islands. Manage day to day necessities of charter operation: sales, marketing, bookings, yacht maintenance, crew management, guest relations. Business dealings with local government officials in foreign country. Complete yacht systems maintenance & servicing, refit & painting work, boat yard 2X haul outs 30-60 day yard periods experience


  • Entry Level Qualifications (or equivalent) STCW 95 (STCW 2010)
  • Master/Skipper Qualifications (or Merchant, USCG & AMSA equivalent) MCA Master <200gt / OOW <500gt
  • Diving Qualifications (or Beesac, CMAS or PSAI equivalent) PADI - Open Water
  • Education (or equivalent) Diploma of higher education (DipHE)/NVQ level 5 or higher national diploma (HND)
    Degree with honours (BA or BSc)/ NVQ level 6 or graduate diploma/ certificate

Deck Skills

Cleaning & Detailing Proficient
Painting Proficient
Sail Repairs Very Good
Varnishing Experience
Filling & Fairing Proficient
Rigging Very Good
Whipping & Splicing Novice
General Repairs & Maintenance Proficient
Crane Operation Very Good
Sail Racing Proficient
Line Handling Proficient
Tender Driving Proficient
Watchkeeping Proficient

Engineering Skills

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

Personal Trainer Skills

Nutrition & Diet Plans Very Good
Circuits Experience
Weights Experience
Boxing & Sparring Novice
Martial Arts (Tai Chi etc) Novice
Cycling Very Good
Yoga Proficient
Pilates Novice
Rowing Experience
Swimming Proficient
Running (Cardio etc) Experience

Propulsion Skills

Single Screw Proficient
Bow Thruster Proficient
Zero Speed Stabiliser Proficient
Arneson Drive Proficient