Profile Details
  • Member Since:
    July 2015
  • Location
    New York
  • Languages:
    Spanish, English
  • Response Rate:
  • Response Time:
    within 12 hours
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  • Reviews:
    4 Reviews

About Derrick

New York

I am a marine professional. I have captained sailing yachts for private owners and for charters for 35 years. I have owned and chartered the 45 foot sailing yacht ALYAN since 1992. I am a certified marine surveyor of yachts and small craft with the National Association of Marine Surveyors and regularly conduct surveys for prepurchase, insurance, or damage. I manage several yachts at this time as well, including a 72 foot performance sailing yacht. I have sailed thousands of offshore and coastal miles. I also race sailboats competitively. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and making sailing an experience that exceeds the expectation of my guests, crew, friends or family.

Boating qualifications

  • License
    Master 25-200 Near Coastal License
  • Years experience:
    47 years
  • Powerboat LOA:
  • Sailboat LOA:

Boating resume

I have been a professional yacht captain for 35 years. I hold a US Merchant Marine Credential as Master of steam, motor, or auxiliary sail vessels not more than 200 tons in near coastal waters. I am also a certified marine surveyor with the National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS).

4 Reviews

  • Jessica
    Sept. 1st, 2018

    Great sailing experience! My 5 year olds enjoyed it a lot too! Captain Derrick is extremely experienced and knowledgeable of the local terrain. Will definitely ride with him again!

  • Michael
    June 15th, 2018

    Derrick was extremely professional, definitely knew what he was doi g and had a beautiful boat. We felt very comofrtable and safe the entire time.

  • Drew
    July 16th, 2017

    Phenomenal day trip for four of us, beautiful boat where we brought a picnic lunch and went swimming. Derrick knows Sag Harbor, Shelter Island and the surrounding areas like the back of his hand. Relaxed, reliable and friendly, we really enjoyed having him as our captain. Highly recommended.

  • Jaime
    June 13th, 2017

    Derrick was awesome! He was good with kids and was really knowledgeable about the area. It was definitely worth it - great day!!