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Old 28-05-2024, 14:10   #1
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Delivery Skipper available E Coast USA Caribbean Central America

Former Officer Royal Navy (20yrs) - Experienced & Qualified Yacht Skipper E Coast, Bahamas, Caribbean
Available by arrangement for Yacht delivery and skipper for east coast USA, the Bahamas and the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America.

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Full detailed and open quotations given

Over 60,000 documented offshore sailing miles as skipper (see some of them at the end of this text)


● USCG Captain
RYA Yachtmaster Offshore & RYA ICC, RYA Dinghy level 3
● MSc 'Hydrographic Surveying' (deep specialization in: GPS, navigation, oceanography)
● Qualified Boat Surveyor (Chapman)
● Royal Navy 20yrs: Commanding Officer/XO/Navigation Officer etc etc
● Ocean Navigation Certificate
● First Aid & CPR
VHF Radio Operators Ticket
● ‘UEL’ - Unit Expedition Leader
● Leadership Instructor
● FireFighting at Sea
● Sea Survival Course
● Ships (armed) Protection
● Ships Damage Control


● U.K. Royal Navy: 20yrs Surface Warfare Officer (Warship driver) Sub specialist Hydrographic Surveyor (deep specialist in the Nautical Chart)
Commanding Officer/Executive Officer/Navigation Officer with decades of global seamanship and small boat operations around the world
●RYA Yachtmaster: Experienced in planning, equipping, leading and instructing sail training expeditions in the UK, France, Spain, Portugal, and Gibraltar.
●Instructor in: Leadership/Navigation/Meteorology/Oceanography/Sailing and Power Boat to the Royal Navy.
●St Barts Yacht Sales, Charleston. Hired as Sailboat expert to broker new and used Beneteau's as well as all other makes of sail and power boats. Instructing new owners in sailing, navigation, maritime regulations and sailing etiquette.
● Delivering on east coast and to Caribbean for: Privately owned vessels, Moorings, Sunsail, Dream Yacht Charters, St Barts Yachts.
●Over 65,000nm of documented offshore miles delivering yachts to: Caribbean, Bermuda, Bahamas, Central America, Mexico up and down the east coast.
●Extensive Yacht Charter skippering in the US and British Virgin Islands.

Safety Equipment & Communications:

2. InReach Mini 2 satellite communications when offshore, which enables:
a. Text conversation for you to/from land to a group of email addresses or phone numbers
b. Offshore Weather forecasts download
c. It also sends a position update at set intervals to your chosen contacts.
This keeps you, your family & friends in touch with where we are, and through text conversation.


Every delivery is different, and I am always available to discuss your delivery or training needs. Some people need their boat sailed across the harbor, some require delivery over thousands of miles, some people are looking to get used to a boat they have just bought, and to get to grips with the Rule of The Road, etiquette and logistical world that boaters live in!

Owners/friends are welcome to attend as crew
Rates and terms dependent on the requirement

I’m a non-smoker, no drinking (at sea) policy

Drop me a line and I can send you my full resume and we can set up a video conversation and start discussing what we can do

Delivery completed -as skipper - in the few years
Beneteau 44' Charleston to Abacos
Catalina 34' St Pete FL to Mexico
New Lagoon 40' Annapolis to USVI
Voyage 44' St Augustine to BVI
New Beneteau 45' Charleston to Miami
PDQ Capella 36' Antigua to BVI
Fontaine Pajot 40’ St Petersburg to St Thomas USVI
New Beneteau 38' Charleston to USVI
New Jeanneau 41' Charleston to BVI
PDQ Capella 36’ Bahamas to St Augustine
Hans Christian 38’ South Carolina to Massachusetts
Silverton 50’ Connecticut to Florida
Sea Ray 330 Charleston to Jacksonville FL
Island Packet 52’ – a weeks instruction in The Chesapeake
Jeanneau 44’DS Rhode Island to Bahamas
Island Packet 52’ Annapolis to St Maarten
Island Packet 52’ USVI to Annapolis
Hunter 31’ Charleston to Annapolis
Beneteau 41’ Miami to Charleston
Lagoon 40’ Martinique to Florida
Moorings 58’ Marsh Hbr-Gt Exuma-Nassau (Hurricane Dorian)
Lagoon 45’ Annapolis to St Thomas USVI
Fontain Pajot 40’ charter captain USVI/BVI
Beneteau First 53’ Beaufort to Charleston
Island Packet 52’ Annapolis to Little Creek and back (aborted Caribbean trip)
Fontain Pajot 40’ Puerto Rico to St Lucia
Beneteau 41.1 Charleston to Annapolis
Catalina 47’ Charleston to Galveston TX
Jeanneau 45’ Ft Pierce FL to Annapolis
Beneteau 45’ St Thomas to Tampa, via Nassau
Beneteau 55’ Charleston to Ft Lauderdale
Ocean 48’ Charleston to Boston
Lagoon 42 FLL to Fernandino beach 3 days
Island Packet 38 St Augustine to Beaufort NC 4 days
Beneteau Oceanis 48’ St Thomas USVI to Charleston, SC
Beneteau Oceanis 55’ Charleston to Connecticut
CY Cantius 60’ Charleston to Ft Lauderdale
Beneteau Swift Trawler 42’ Myrtle Beach to Annapolis
Fontaine Pajot Astrea 42’ Ft Lauderdale to St Thomas USVI
Beneteau Swift Trawler 41’ Charleston to St Augustine
Lagoon 44’ Key Largo to Key West – training
Beneteau Swift Trawler 41’ Stuart FL to Charleston
Lagoon 40’ St Thomas to Ft Lauderdale
Beneteau Swift Trawler 41’ Ft Lauderdale to Manasquan NJ
Beneteau Oceanis 46.1 Myrtle Beach to Norfolk
Bavaria 46’ CHS to Annapolis
Mackintosh 47’ Annapolis to Tampa
Lagoon 46’ Les Sables D’Olonne to Lagos
Beneteau Oceanis 60’ Miami to Nassau to Charleston
Beneteau Sense 50’ Cartagena (Colombia) to Cancun to Mobile Alabama
Beneteau 41.1 Oceanis Charleston to Annapolis
Swift Trawler 52’ Brunswick to Charleston
Fontaine Pajot Lucia 40’ StThomas to Staniel Cay BHS
Bali 4.3 St Thomas to Chesapeake
Beneteau Oceanis 60’ Charleston to Bar Hbr
Beneteau Oceanis 60’ 1 week between Islands
Beneteau Oceanis 60’ Bar Harbor to Charleston
Leopard 42’ Norfolk VA to Marsh Hbr, Bahamas
Jeanneau 419 StThomas to Port Canaveral FL
Outremer 45’ Charleston to Key West
Beneteau Oceanis 34’ Charleston to Jacksonville (solo)
Fontaine Pajot LUCIA 40’ St Thomas to Fort Lauderdale FL
Jeanneau 419 Port Canaveral to Tampa

Time spent as Yacht Skipper for Charter in USVI:
FP 40’ 8 days USVI
FP 40’ 7 days, Puerto Rico to St Lucia
FP 44’ 16 days USVI/BVI
FP 44’ 9 days USVI
FP 40’ 5 days USVI
FP 47’ 2 days USVI
Beneteau Oceanis 45’ 7 days
FP 50’ 7 days
FP 50’ 8 days
FP 44’ 2 days
Lagoon 45’ 8 days
FP 47’ 15 days
FP 47’ 15 day2022
Fontaine Pajot 47’ 8 days
Fontaine Pajot Astrea 42’ 8 days
Fontaine Pajot 50’ 8 days (mike foster)
FP 47’ SAONA CYOA 8 days USVI Waldron
FP 47’ SAONA CYOA 8 days USVI Grimes
FP 47’ SAONA CYOA 8 days USVI Hansen
FP 47’ SAONA CYOA 8 days USVI Johnson
FP 51’ Waypoints 8 days USVI

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Old 28-05-2024, 16:32   #2
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Re: Delivery Skipper available E Coast USA Caribbean Central America

Quite the resume there sailor. Good luck!
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Old 14-06-2024, 11:15   #3
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Re: Delivery Skipper available E Coast USA Caribbean Central America

I have posted seperately under positions wanted ΄Tenerife to Buenos Aires΄and it is essentially a yatch delivery skipper I need and I would be cook/crew. This is what I wrote ; "New owner of the beautiful and well maintained Elsa with ideas completely beyond his ability and experience! Elsa a Beneteau 1st 385 built 1990, original owner was Swedish solar engineer who equipped her for oceangoing. I am from strong sailing family unit built by my old man who was a crew for the RN boat in 1st Whitbread RtW. I currently have no experience, so looking for skipper and crew, and just any advice! Trip timing anytime from Jan. 2025 approx"
Any advice would be gold dust to me and apologies for pathetic amount of info provided!
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Old 28-06-2024, 08:58   #4
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Re: Delivery Skipper available E Coast USA Caribbean Central America


I currently live in Charleston, but will be flying down to St Thomas to sail our Lagoon 450F to Grenada around July 18-20. Would love to hear if you are available, what needs you have and daily rate. Feel free to email me at or text me at 508-317-0450.


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Re: Delivery Skipper available E Coast USA Caribbean Central America


Looking to have a Pearson Triton moved from Provincetown, Mass to the lower Chesapeake. Would like to move it sometime this July/August. If you are available/interested please reach out. or text 910-705-6642

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