I have professionally served private yachts & commercial vessels in excess of 115 feet since 1995.
As a Marine Tradesman, Boatbuilder, ABYC member and owner of Big Pond Boatworks, my handcrafted sail & rowing craft have earned merit at various wooden boat shows & festivals. Two of which can be found in Woodenboat Magazine’s registry of wooden boats.
Built on childhood desires, my career has carried me in excess of 120,000 nautical miles at Sea while serving as Master aboard private yachts, operating my charter vessels and delivering client up and down the entire Eastern Seaboard.
Aside form logging over 120,000 nautical miles at Sea, my maritime credentials include:
USCG Licensed 100 Ton Master / Endorsed issued 1996
Member of the American Boat & Yacht Counsel
Registered Boatbuilder with the USCG (MIC / BPD)
Federal TWIC card holder
Youth Protection Training Certification
PADI Medic First Aid / CPR
Member DOT Consortium
Fully insured Shipwright
I have served private and commercial vessel professionally for over 20 years. I hold a USCG 100 Ton Masters License which is endorsed to 100 Tons for sailing vessels as well, having logged in excess of 100,000 nautical miles at Sea. I own and operate two charter vessels of my own in the Florida Keys. I am annually contracted by the Boy Scouts of America to provide a 6 day live aboard high adventure sailing experience for Youth from around the country. I own and operate Big Pond Boatworks and provide custom marine services from stem to stern. As a registered boatbuilder and member of the American Boat & Yacht Council my custom fabrication and finish work has been honored at several Woodenboat and Antique & Classic Boat Society shows, with Best in Class, Best in Show, Peoples Choice awards and several Firsts and Seconds in the crafts particular classes. Two of which can be found in Woodenboat Magazines registry of wooden boats. I feel "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of repair" and "discretion is the better part of valor". I do not risk others lives and or property. I say what I do, do what I say and like to think I provide my clients with a certain level of pride and professionalism which I bring with my craft.