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We welcome fully registered and licensed USCG captains to list here, as a resource for owners looking for captains.
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Are you already a captain? Looking to join a yacht in Nantucket? We would like to welcome you to list your name here, for selection by one of our owners in Nantucket and other fine ports.
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Not a captain, but want to be part of our crew? We welcome everyone who loves yachts and the sea. Tell us a little but about yourself, and what you would like to do!
Meet our captains
Captain Joe Shea
I have been on boats my whole life. I’ve captained and crewed boats up and down the inter coastal in good weather and bad, I’ve run a downeast lobster boat, Whalers, and sport yachts around Nantucket Sound for years, and do fishing tournaments when I can. I always have a great time on the water. Looking forward to taking the helm for your next trip!
– Captain Joe
Home Port: Falmouth, MA
License: USCG Master, 100 ton
Favorite Boat to Run: Trawler or Sport Fisher
Fun Fact: My summer job was lobstering, starting when I was ten years old.
Captain Justin Burr
I grew up on the Cape and Islands and have been on the water my whole life. Over the last 20 years as a Captain on vessels 30 to 90 feet. I have Captained both Private and charter vessels all over the East Coast, Caribbean, Pacific NW and even some time in the Med. I always come back to New England, I love spending the day on the water and meeting new people and showing them a great day exploring the Cape and Islands
– Justin Burr
Home Port: Nantucket/Cape Cod, MA
License: USCG Master 100 ton
Favorite Boat to Run: Cruisers, Hinckley, downcast boats and trawlers
Fun Fact: Made my first boat
I have over fifteen years of experience, and have captained 100’s of yachts and Commercial vessels, from Maine to Grenada, Southern California to Mexico.
– John Baum
Home Port: New York
License: Master 200GRT Motor/Sail Near Coastal
Favorite Boat to Run: Too many to list
Fun Fact: I train sailing instructors for ASA
Captain Jim Hooker
I have over 20 years of experience on the water, in all types of vessels, both sail, and power, including service in the U.S. Navy as an officer. I’ve been skipper of my own boats in New England waters for the last 12 years, primarily in the waters of Naragansett Bay, Buzzards Bay, Martha’s Vineyard/Nantucket and Long Island Sound.
I’ve been around the ocean my entire life, on both coasts, and spend as much time as I can living “the Salt Life,” both as captain of my own vessel and as a ferry Captain in Newport, Rhode Island. It’s for this reason that I also enjoy training people in all aspects of boating, from boat handling to safety and navigation, to help them become more confident and skilled boaters.
– Jim Hooker
Home Port: East Greenwich, RI
License: USCG Master 50 Ton, with USCG Towing Endorsement
Favorite Boat to Run: My own vessel, a 41-foot Meridian 391 Flybridge named “Out ‘n About.”
Fun Fact: I spent 30 years as a senior executive in Asia Pacific and Japan for a Fortune 100 company. I had a great chance to see the world before settling with my family in New England.
For as long as I can remember, the ocean has been as much as part of me as the blood that flows through my veins. Growing up on the California coast, I spent as much time in, on and under the water as I did on land.
Since taking up sailing in the spring of 2014, I slowly expanded my horizons and skillset from coastal sailing in Hobie Cats and Lasers to skippering large monohulls and catamarans on extended blue water crossings.
In 2017 I finally took the plunge and purchased a beautiful 1981 S2 11.0cc named Sierra Wind. Shortly after this I obtained my commercial USCG license and opened my own charter business.
I now work as the first officer aboard a 135′ motor yacht and run charters in my free time.
– Eitan Zur
Home Port: Newport, RI
License: OUPV Operator
Favorite Boat to Run: Anything that floats and looks good doing so!
Fun Fact: I ran away to join the circus when I was young.
Captain Anthony Diggle
I’m a N.Y. Maritime Academy Fort Schuyler Grad and full time captain. I grew up on the South Shore of Long Island NY and obtained my captain’s license at 19 and then attended N.Y. Maritime Academy shortly after. I currently hold my USCG 3rd Mate Unlimited Tonnage and USCG 100 Ton Masters.
I’ve worked the water my whole life doing anything from running up and down the east coast for yacht deliveries to transatlantic trips aboard commercial vessels to being a boat mechanic and working the boatyard to running tugboats to working the deck of commercial fishing boats. If it involves working on the water, I’ve tried to be a part of it at some point in my life.
– Anthony Diggle
Home Port: Long Island, NY
License: 3rd Mate Unlimited Tonnage / 100 Ton Master
Favorite Boat to Run: Buddy Davis, Marlow, Regulator, Too many to list
Fun Fact: I was 12 years old when my father and I built my first boat
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Fully registered and licensed USCG captains are welcome to apply.