Captain David


Self-starter seeking a motivating and dynamic environment where I can utilize my advanced skills and experience in the maritime industry, while maintaining excellent standards onboard a private yacht. Experienced, dependable Captain that continually provides a high level of service to staff and clients.

Previous Experience

For the past eight years I have worked full time on Motor Yachts in and around south Florida. I have done numerous trips north for the New England season.Most recently, I run a 94' Lazzara during the week/weekends. My previous experience includes running boats up to 100'. I also have lots of experience in the Bahamas and Caribbean during the winter. Captain, M/Y Defiance, Sunseeker 74ft 2015 Delivery • Delivered private vessel from the New River in Ft. Lauderdale to Sarasota. • Engineer work consisting of oil changes and repairing engines. Captain, M/Y Alexia, Lazzara 94ft 2015- Present • Plans private vessel’s weekend trips for family and business associates. Captain, M/Y Change Order, Princess 58ft 2014- 2015 • Planned private vessel’s itinerary and executed trip to Bahamas including Bimini, Paradise Island, Exumus: Compass Cay, Hyborne Cay, Staniel Cay. New England Season trips included Hamptons, Boston, NewPort, Nantucket, Block Island. • Developed the budget and made sure that expenditures adhered to budget. • Directed and coordinated crew members while performing activities such as loading or unloading cargo, steering vessels, operating engines, or maintaining and repairing ship equipment. • Steered and operated vessels, using radios, depth finders, radars, lights, buoys, or lighthouses. • Computed positions, set courses, and determined speeds, using charts, area plotting sheets, compasses, and knowledge of local conditions. • Inspected vessels to ensure efficient and safe operation of vessels and equipment and conformance to regulations. • Performed engineering duties (mechanics) when necessary. Relief Captain, M/Y Hail Mary, Lazzara 80ft 2009-2010, 2013 • Planned private vessel’s route and itinerary to East Coast including Hilton Head, Savannah, Charleston, Beaufort, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Ocean City, Staten Island. • Stood in for the Captain in his absence. • Managed the deck crew and maintained crew discipline. • Delegated, communicated, and organized all duties to Deck Hands. • Performed extensive maintenance, including rust/corrosion upkeep, painting, varnishing, rope splicing, fiberglass, carpentry, and outboard motors and maintenance. • Conducted stowage of yacht for sea. • Negotiated with harbor officials at all ports. • Ensured that the ship was clean and well-maintained. • Performed engineering duties (mechanics) when necessary. First Mate, M/Y Moonraker, Nordship 120ft 2010-2012 • Assisted in delivery to the East Coast: Chelsea Pier, New York City, Hamptons, Boston, NewPort, Nantucket, Block Island. Bahamas- Bimini, Paradise Island, Exumus: Compass Cay, Hyborne Cay, Staniel Cay. • Navigated vessel when required by Captain. • Assisted Captain with administrative and safety duties. • Arranged regular safety drills. • Set watch schedules. • Adhered to deck budget. • Performed maintenance and deck inventory. • Delegated, communicated, and organized all duties to Deck Hands. • Performed engineering and mechanical duties when necessary.

Professional Background

I have lots of experience cruising along the east coast from Boston Massachusetts to key west Florida. I'm also very knowledgeable of the Bahamas and caribbean. My strength is in utilizing my eight years of yachting service for the betterment of all my charters. I excel in taking families or private parties out for a day cruise or week/weekend getaways. Privacy and proper discretion is the only standard I work by. I am professional, courteous and respectful. My main concern is to create an enjoyable setting for owners and guest while maintaining strict safety standards. I believe a captain not only navigates the boat but also helps create an enjoyable and welcoming environment onboard.

On-Water Specialities

  • Towing
  • Radio Operator
  • Radar

Other Services

  • Vessel Maintenance
  • Day work
  • Mechanical Repair


Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

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