Captain Captain Steve


I am a U.S. Coast Guard 100 ton Master Mariner Captain with a Commercial Towing Endorsement. I am a full time resident of Fort Lauderdale, raised in South Florida. I have over 40 years experience cruising the waters of Florida east and west coast, the FL Keys and Bahamas including the Abaco and Exuma Islands as well as the Yucatan coast of Mexico. I am a retired Police Detective from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department having served 20 years. Boating has always been a lifelong passion and I would like to offer my services and expertise to you. EXPERIENCED UNITED STATES COAST GUARD LICENSED CAPTAIN FOR HIRE PRIVATELY. MAINTAIN YOUR VESSEL WHETHER YOU ARE HOME OR AWAY SAFE BOAT HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS SEA TRIAL OF NEW AND USED VESSELS DELIVERY TO AND FROM BOAT YARDS FOR SERVICE OFFERING DELIVERY OF YOUR INVESTMENT SAFELY TO ANY DESTINATION OF YOUR CHOICE PICK UP OF VESSEL THAT HAD TO BE LEFT BEHIND DUE TO FOUL WEATHER CHARTERS ON YOUR VESSEL FOR PARTIES OR FISHING WHEN YOU JUST DON'T FEEL LIKE DRIVING OR FEEL INEXPERIENCED IN UNCERTAIN WATERS REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Captain Steve Palazzo show contact info Mariner License #2756490 PALAZZO MARINE SERVICES - Join us on FACEBOOK We accept Visa - MasterCard - American Express

Previous Experience

VESSEL OPERATION / EXPERIENCE: Over 40 years experience handling, operating and owning vessels under 100 gross tons. Extensive cruising on Florida east coast, west coast, Florida Keys, Abaco Islands Exuma Islands, Bahamas and Mexico Yucatan coast. Offering boat handling and docking lessons to new boat owners, as well as trip planning, maintenance and upkeep of vessels for local or out of town owners. Vessel delivery. May, 2010 to Current: Captain of 48’ High-Star Sport-fish. Oversee extensive updating and rehab of vessel in 2011-2012. Maintain vessel for out of town owner. Responsible for all aspects of upkeep and operation of vessel. Keep vessel ready for owners’ arrival. Stock, prep and deliver vessel to location of owners’ choice. Extensive cruising with owner throughout the Bahamas, Exumas Islands, Florida Keys, Florida west coast and Dry Tortugas. Also Captain and maintain owners 33’ Grady White and 13’ Whaler. October 2012 to Current: Captain of 53’ Hatteras Motor Yacht. Responsible for all aspects of vessel operation as well as maintenance and upkeep for out of town owner. Pilot vessel for owner and guests. Also Captain and maintain owners 50’ Cary Express quad engine, 37’ Intrepid Walk-Around cuddy cabin with triple outboard engines and 18’ Zar RIB. February 2015 to Current: Captain of 33’ Sea Ray Sundancer. Vessel is available for private charter cruises. Maintain vessel and Captain for charters as needed. July 2007 to January 2008: Captain of 50 Cranchi Express Yacht. Rehab and update vessel. Oversaw overhaul of both main engines and generator. Brought vessel up to charter quality with detailing, organizing and stocking vessel for Bahamas charters. Broker listed vessel. October 2006 to 2009 (As Subcontractor) Intermarine Boat Sales and Service, Inc. -Pick-up and Delivery of boats for service -Sea Trials -New Boat Delivery of Four Winns, Doral and Chris Craft -On Water Instructor for new boat customers December 2006 to 2010 (As Subcontractor) Allied Richard Bertram Yacht Group -Delivery of New Bertram, Tiara and Azimut Yachts to or from Fort Lauderdale Sales Center to Miami River, Naples, Fort Myers, Sarasota, Ocean Reef, Stuart, Miami and Palm Beach Boat Shows. January 2007 Captain for Four-Winns Boats. Photo Shoot for Four-Winns 338 National Sales Brochure – Cover Photo and feature article for “May 2007” issue of “Boating” Magazine. PRIOR EMPLOYMENT: 2008 to Present: Owner, Palazzo Investigations Inc. Private investigative agency offering private and confidential services to law firms, corporations and private individuals. Specializing in investigations into wrongful death, personal .injury cases as well as theft and fraud cases. 1982-2002: Detective (Retired) Fort Lauderdale Police Department Served in Burglary Division, Economic Crimes Division, Violent Crimes / Career Criminal Division and 11 years in Homicide Division. Unit Specialist in Water Death / Drowning and Diving Death Investigations. Member of the Police Dive Team and Crisis Negotiations Unit. High Speed Pursuit and Defensive Driving Instructor at Broward County Criminal Justice Institute. REFERENCES: Mike Rogers, Owner of 48’ High-star & Grady White 970-259-7000 Kevin Dwyer, Owner of 50’ Cary & Hatteras Yacht 847-284-0344 Lee Ellis, Owner of Leeward Marine Service Inc. 954-461-7652 Captain Michael Grimm 954-612-6772 Captain Robert Schaper 954-401-1718

Professional Background

LICENSE: U.S. Merchant Marine Officer 100 Ton Master Mariner License: 2756490 Issued Nov. 2006 Certificate: USCG Master/Mate 100 Gross Tons Commercial Assistance Towing Endorsement Padi Certified Master Diver (Several dive certificates including rescue and recovery)


  • Towing

On-Water Specialities

  • Sailing
  • Towing
  • Radar

Other Services

  • Vessel Maintenance
  • Day work


Plantation, FL, United States

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