Born into a sailing family (my father and grandfather were builders of wooden sailboats and metallurgy craftsmen) I was exposed to years of boat building projects. At a very early age I learned the subtleties of stresses, design requirements, and how to handle yachts. Because my mentors encouraged single handing and engineering expertise, I enjoy time at sea alone. My priority has been to perfect, and become proficient in, all the skills necessary to operate and maintain shipboard systems: engineering, propulsion, sewage, navigation, communications, environmental and technical.

My work ethic is to achieve the highest quality in everything that I do.


USCG Master, AGT, Oceans.

OIM - Offshore Installation Manager

Dynamic Positioning Officer Unlimited

Master Large OSV - 10,000 GT

Master, Sail 1,600 GT                                                                        


Able Seaman Unlimited

STCW-95 Compliant.

PADI Divemaster, proficient in underwater recovery

Commercial, Instrument, Multi-Engine  Jet CE-500,  Pilots License (3,000 accident-free hours)

General Class Amateur Radio License N8IZD