Captain miles


I'm a lifetime mariner out of Gloucester MA. I started hauling lobster traps by hand in a rowed dory when I was 10 and never stopped. I expanded to commercial lobstering with 200 traps before I finished high school. After high school I went to URI where I graduated with a degree in Marine Technology specializing in navigation, marine engines and hydraulics along with fishing gear and vessel repair. After graduation I sold my lobstering business and moved into the world of commercial fishing with draggers and seiners. I bought my first 40ft dragger at the age of 22 and also owned a gillnetter and a 90ft herring carrier. I am USCG licensed to operate any vessel up to 100 tons. When the fishing industry collapsed I regrouped and got into public safety. I recently retired from my position as Deputy Fire Chief and the shift commander over four stations at the Gloucester Fire Department. I have extensive experience managing crisis of all sorts including shipboard fires and flooding vessels. As a member of the Massachusetts Urban Search and Rescue Task Force I have been asked to respond on a national scale to events such as 911, numerous hurricanes, explosions and many other events of national significance . I created and was the Divemaster for the Cape Ann Regional Dive Rescue team for eight years. Are you getting a bit more senior with health concerns? Maybe a family just starting out with young children? I have been an Emergency Medical Technician for almost 30 years. I have personally provided patient care for everything from choking infants to amputations to seniors suffering from strokes, heart attacks, and diabetic shock. You and your family members can rest assured that I can handle any sort of medical emergency that might arise while you are boating with me. While on the fire department I simultaneously operated Producer Fishing charters out of Gloucester. I named my charter operation after the nickname I earned while I was a commercial fisherman. "The Producer". My crew nicknamed me that for my ability to always produce a successful trip. My motto on my web site was, "If the Producer catches nothing, you pay nothing". While I didn't bat 1,000% I gave away very few trips. I currently own a 1984 Mako center console that my sons and I have completely restored and improved upon with a higher stern, new deck, second fuel tank and much more. The entire project can be viewed on the Classic Mako web site. If you are looking for an experienced ship captain and professional crisis manager whose life and livelihood has always depended upon making the right decision at the right time then I'm your Captain. Please check out my LinkedIn profile at to see what my peers across the country have to say about me. Thank you for considering me and I'm looking forward to spending time on the water with you and your family. Capt. Miles

Previous Experience

Presently: Deputy Fire Chief and USCG 100 Ton Vessel Captain 2010-2012 First Emergency Management Director for the City of Gloucester 1994-2015 Safety Officer for Massachusetts Task Force One (FEMA USAR) I have over 20 Federal responses to incidents of State and/or National Significance including 911, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, explosions in Danvers MA and Middletown CT, the Springfield Tornado and many other catastrophic events. 2000-2006: I was the Owner Operator of Producer Fishing Charters 1980-1990: I was the Owner Operator of commercial fishing vessels of 40, 55 and 90 feet. 1976-1980: I was the Captain for other fishing vessels I didn't own from 40 to 80 feet. 1970-1976: I was a Commercial lobsterman during high school. 1968-1970: I had a student lobster license with 25 traps hauled by hand from a dory. “In recognition of the successful and heroic rescue of Joshua Maker who most certainly would have drowned at Good Harbor Beach without the individual contributions of those involved” Gloucester City Council commendation for successful resuscitation of 10 year old drowning victim. Please check out my LinkedIn profile at to see what my peers in public safety have to say about me.

Professional Background

2010 Masters of Emergency Management: Mass Maritime Academy 2003 Bachelors of Science Fire Administration Salem State University 1994 Associate of Science Fire Tech, North Shore Community College 1978 Associate of Science Marine Tech, University of Rhode Island * Divemaster for Cape Ann Regional Dive Team * United States Coast Guard Licensed Marine Captain for vessels up to 100 Gross Tons * Emergency Medical Technician since 1988 "For Heroic Acts of Bravery, Courage, and Performance while Responding to the Braintree Crane Collapse" as a member of Massachusetts Task Force One (FEMA USAR) Governor Mitt Romney 1982-1990 Owner and operator of a 45 ft dragger, a 55ft gillnetter and a 90 ft herring carrier operating between Newport RI and Boothbay Harbor ME. 2000-2006 Owner and operator of Producer Fishing Charters operating out of Gloucester Please check out my LinkedIn profile at


  • Radio Operator
  • Radar
  • Massachusetts Small Vessel Operator
  • Emergency Medical Technician

On-Water Specialities

  • Sailing
  • Towing
  • Radar
  • Gloucester harbor Tours
  • Cape Ann Lighthouse Tour

Other Services

  • Vessel Maintenance
  • Watch Over/Exercise vessel
  • Watch Over/Exercise vessel
  • whatever the owner wishes done


Gloucester, MA, United States

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