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    • 51, USA
    • United States
    • Checked in 19 hours ago

100T Master w/STCW, Divemaster; available for charter, delivery, instruction, buy/sell consulting, ocean races,fun sails

USCG 100T Master with commercial tow, aux sail, STCW, and marine radio operator endorsements. Fully vaccinated. TWIC, 10-panel drug test, CPR/First-Aid, fire fighting, survival, and full medical/vision certifications are all recent. PADI Divemaster. Mechanically oriented electrical & electronics engineer with a career dedicated to marine, aerospace, and biomedical. Well versed in marine electronics, refit & repairs, and weather routing. Can troubleshoot and fix a diverse variety of issues. Semi-pro photographer and drone pilot. Skilled at yacht & crew management.

Well networked in the industry and can rapidly assemble an effective team if needed. Have been described as dependable, charismatic, and fun to be around. Received recognitions for staying calm in emergencies and foul weather. Open minded towards alternative lifestyles and diverse religious & political views. Have traveled in 21 countries, blended in well with the locals, and honed skills to rapidly adapt to customs and local regulations.

Having spent a lifetime on & under water since childhood, I consider the sea to be my home. Earned my 50T license in 1993, with an upgrade to 100T Master in 2021.

Notable sailings included taking a cigar boat non-stop from Florida to Bahamas, taking all helm night shifts of a 56' ketch from Washington to California, working on dive charters in Turkey, beach bombing around the Mediterranean and Aegean seas, island hopping around Fiji and San Juans, double-handing a Caliber LRC around Hawaiian islands, delivering a brand new 4 million dollar cat, negotiating a tight bar entrance with a 2 million dollar cat with one engine, and serving in all roles of a 105' super yacht.

Although I greatly enjoy doing the touristy things in touristy ports, off-grid adventures are truly what feed my soul. Love exploring historical ruins and diving on remote reefs. On land, favorites are gardening, off-road camping, campfires, foraging for food, rock climbing, and anything that has to do with photography.

A cruiser at heart but also quite competitive as evidenced by a boxfull of medals from swimming. Would enjoy going for the trophies of long haul sailing races. Greatly enjoyed crewing on races in Whitsundays of Australia, historic ports of Turkey, and the notorious gusts of Hood River on the Columbia River of Oregon. Vic-Maui is a bucket list item. So is the Baja Ha-Ha.

Most recent projects in 2021 included serving as captain, crew, instructor, and tour guide on various sized monohulls & power boats, cataramans in the 38’-65’ range, and a 105’ super yacht. Future goals are challenging deliveries, rounding Cape Horn, and a circumnavigation on my own boat. So yes, I am actively shopping for a 42'-54' bluewater cruiser. Any leads will be appreciated and rewarded.

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About me

  • Availability Available now

  • LocationUnited States

  • NationalityUSA

  • Age51

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languagesEnglish, Turkish

  • Basic knowledge ofSpanish

  • SmokerNo

  • Visible tattoosNo

  • VISAs None

  • Sea miles10,000+

  • Required position Captain/Engineer
    Competent Crew
    Delivery Crew
    1st Mate

  • Expected arrangement Professional / Recreational

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Qualifications

5
  • Jan 1994 Dive Master Complete

  • Jan 1993 Rescue Diver Complete

  • Jan 1993 ICC Power/Sail Complete

  • Jan 2015 Boat Operator Licence Complete

  • Jan 2007 RYA Competent Crew Complete

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Skills

  • Bartender
  • Provisioning
  • Cooking
  • Microsoft office
  • Photo editing
  • Software development
  • Video editing
  • Waterskiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Climbing
  • Free-diving
  • Fishing
  • Route planning
  • Line handling
  • Watch-keeping
  • Sail repairs
  • Rig maintenance/Set-up
  • Fore and aft trimming
  • Rigging
  • Radio Operator
  • Weather planning
  • Navigation
  • Helmsmen
  • Crane Operation
  • Nutritionist
  • Helicopter Pilot
  • Tender driving
  • Photography
  • Marine First Aid
  • Drone pilot
  • Diesel engine repair
  • Car mechanic
  • Motor Mechanic
  • Welder
  • Fiberglass Repair
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Carpentary
  • Plumbing and Heating
  • General building
  • Varnishing
  • Polishing
  • Cleaning
  • Managerial Skills
  • IT Literate
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Q&A

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Q: What’s your funniest experience? Autopilot caused a sudden & unintentional 180 degree turn during a delivery on a snowy Winter night. While a large barge was approaching on the Columbia River.

Q: Gin and Tonic in a beautiful anchorage or trimming the sails to get an extra half knot? Trimming the sails so we can get safer & faster to the said anchorage to start the gin & tonic.

Q: What’s your favourite boating experience? Sailing around 12 islands of Fiji.

Q: What are your sailing ambitions? What’s the next challenge? Traveling the world and visiting every country that has a shoreline. Ocean crossing with the fewest crew possible.

Q: What is it about being on the water that makes you tick? Frequent loud music or TV in the background.

Q: What’s your worst boating experience? Not having a boat to sail on.

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