★Knowledgeable, Responsible and Friendly Boat Captain with more than 15 years Boating Experience on the Waters throughout Florida, the Bahamas, and the New England area. ★ With a hospitality background, I am committed to making your day on the water as pleasurable and safe as possible. I... Read More
★Knowledgeable, Responsible and Friendly Boat Captain with more than 15 years Boating Experience on the Waters throughout Florida, the Bahamas, and the New England area. ★ With a hospitality background, I am committed to making your day on the water as pleasurable and safe as possible. I happily go the extra mile to cater to the needs of my clients. I currently hold a 50-ton Master USCG License. I started my professional boating career as a Captain and First Mate aboard privately owned motor yachts ranging from 65-to-100 ft. ✓ On these yachts I worked around-the-clock to care for the boat, and also spent a great deal of time entertaining the owners, their young children and their guests. I was fortunate to learn the fishing waters of Boynton Beach and the Bahamas at a young age to hone my skills in trolling, live baiting, deep drop, and kite fishing and know the best spots to help you catch your prized trophy. ✓ If you’re interested in cruising, fishing, snorkeling, diving, or maybe you’re in the mood for some sight seeing around my beautiful hometown, please do not hesitate to message me with additional questions or email CaptCooke55@gmail.com. Hope to get you out on the water soon!
Licenses and Certifications: • Master 50 ton inland, Master 50 ton near coastal, OUPV, Ordinary Seamen, Wiper, FH (SD), Commercial Assistance Towing MPT, Fort Lauderdale, October 2013 • CPR First Aid certification American Red Cross, October 2013 Education: • Lynn University Major: Hospitality, 2003 Related Experience: Gulfstream Boat Club / Boatsetter Dec 2014 – Present Captain • Captain for rental boat fleet • Fishing, diving, cruising, and funeral services • Responsible for cleaning and upkeep on rental fleet Frigate Freedom Maritime Services Frigatefreedom.com Dec 2014- Present Owner • Owner operator Freelance/day work operation • Specializing in Fishing, Diving, Cruising, Deliveries, Maintenance and bright work • Responsible for many vessels and upkeep of all systems on board • Maintaining exterior surfaces of vessels First Mate aboard M/Y “Starlight” 102ft. North Palm Beach, February 2014 • Responsible for keeping “Starlight” in yacht like finish and maintaining all systems on deck with engine room care and maintenance • In charge of safe towing of 30’ tender “Seastar” • Keeping ‘Seastar’ in yacht like finish and maintenance • Plotted courses from Florida thru Long Island Sound as far north to Maine • Capable of safe dockage and navigation First Mate aboard “DrumBeat”, Garlington 61ft. Sportfish North Palm Beach, August 2013-2014 • Responsible for keeping “DrumBeat” in yacht like finish and maintaining all systems on deck with minor engine room care • Assist with safe dockage and navigation • Capable of safe dockage and navigation First Mate aboard “Great Day” Sportfishing Charters, 43 ft. Hatteras Boynton Beach, February 2010 - Present • Work first hand on deck with charter clients on successful local charter boat that has been in business for 39 years • Held accountable for booking trips, charter preparations, maintaining gear, safety of clients, break down after trips, safe docking/departing and most importantly all around customer satisfaction First mate aboard “Splash”, Rayburn 98ft. Motor Yacht Delray Beach, 2011-Present • Responsible for keeping “Splash” in yacht like finish and maintaining all systems on deck with minor engine room care • Assist with safe dockage and navigation Other Professional Experience: Traveling Diamond Broker/Senior Sales Associate, Euro-Collections Iberjoya Diamonds Boca Raton , 2009 – 2012 • Responsible for managing and sales of high value merchandise selection & display • Building and maintaining relationships with sales associates and customers • Training a retail sales team to drive awareness of the product, brand and marketing/social media • 2010-2011 exceeded sales goal by 11.25% • 2011-2012 exceeded sales goal by 14.5% • Chosen to manage a team of in-house sales associates and increased total sales by 8% Managing Partner/Co-Owner, Gulf Stream Screens & Glass Original founding partner Delray Beach, 2006-2010 • Increased revenues $250k to $450k • Responsible for on-site operations management of a family owned and operated glass company • Specializing in high-end frameless shower enclosures, mirror installation as well as retractable & motorized screen products • Managing customer relations, sales and field installations • Creating and submitting bid proposals for contractors and individual clients and following bids through entire process • Assisted in inventory manag ement and supplier relations • Oversight and monitoring of progress for all company installation projects ranging from small residential jobs to large commercial new construction on-site (Seagate Hotel & Residences) • Website design & marketing
Captain Will was on top of the weather and made for a very enjoyable and quick crossing. He spent a lot of time the night before we left getting the boat and all the rods ready so once we arrived we had lines in the water. Awesome Captain, I would recommend to all my friends.
Fun, local Captain who knows what he's doing - great guy
This is the best boat I've rented yet! It immaculate and perfect for our day on the water. I will rent this again for sure. Thanks Captain Will...you were great too :) knows the boat and area inside and out.
everything we hoped for & more! Quantum has awesome hang out space on the fly bridge for 10+, the interior is high end, and the boat is just plain cool. we cruised down to the Boca Inlet and out into the ocean, will never forget it, great day!