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