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Captain for Hire... I am an experienced Captain for hire for deliveries and instruction in the Great Lakes, currently based out of

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At your service. I am available for in-water relocations and deliveries, instruction, and day cruises. How I can help you? ...

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Resources

Weather forecasting tools including Weather Underground and Holland's NOAA Bouy and the Spyglass Hill webcam...          ...

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References

Much thanks to the many people who have sent me updates on their vessels or their abilities after allowing me...

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Contact

Based in Holland, Michigan -  on the Lake Michigan shoreline. Home to fantastic boating, fishing, and even diving, the West...

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Links

Please click the links below for information on West Michigan area marine services as well as other local attractions or events. Marinas - Tower Marine Saugatuck Yacht Service Eldean Shipyard Anchorage Marina Yacht Basin River Noire Yacht Club Marine Services - The Nautical Needle - Marine Canvas Body Boat Shop - Fiberglass Repair Holland Propeller West Marine Big Lake Outfitters Other Boating Stuff - US Coast Guard Boating Safety NOAA...

Welcome

Captain for Hire…

I am an experienced Captain for hire for deliveries and instruction in the Great Lakes, currently based out of the Holland, Michigan area. I am available to help with your vessel or your experience operating your vessel anywhere you need help.

I have more than 40 years experience on the Great Lakes, Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean running vessels up to 150 feet in length. I have been the Chief Engineer on a Florida Keys research and salvage vessel, Captain of a sunset cruise, and driver for two offshore powerboat racing teams. I am also an experienced marine technician and a certified diver.

I’ve been teaching people to operate powerboats for more than 30 years. I worked for boat dealerships for most of my marine career and developed a reliable system that enables me to teach people how to drive boats, especially bigger boats.

Working in the marine industry has also given me great customer service skills and the experience you need at the helm. I love to teach people to drive boats and provide instruction in everything from general boat driving skills to docking lessons. I also include care and maintenance, safety and more. Please see the Services page for more information.

I am available for vessel relocation anywhere around Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes. I regularly deliver boats between Michigan and Chicago or Milwaukee. I am happy to take multiple day relocations as well. 

I can also operate your vessel for you while you enjoy a party or family event onboard. In other words, you drink and have fun, I’ll drive and be responsible for your vessel. Hire me to run the boat so you can enjoy the party.

If it floats I can drive it, let me know how I can help you.

I am available for…

  • Powerboat Driving Lessons – I teach you to drive
  • Vessel Relocation and Deliveries – move boats for new owners
  • Handling and Safety Instructions – I teach you how to be safe
  • Captain Your Vessel For You – you drink, I drive
  • Sunset and Fun Cruises on My Boat – just like it sounds

Let me know how I can help you!

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