Position Yacht Captain
Mature, quickly adaptable, responsible, a driven team player and decisive leader in high- pressure situations, I excel in effective problem solving capabilities and strong communication skills. My former experiences as yacht captain, accountant, computer engineer and general manager helped me to build substantial and diversified experiences in operations, administration, human resources and financial management. Immediately available, I am still actively searching for new position, I am ready to relocate worldwide.
Date of Birth
Height & Weight
Tattoo & Piercing
August 6th, 1960
13FC09360 Exp: 14-07-2023
771********* Classes: A1, A, B1 and B, France
1.75 m (5’9”), 73 Kg (161 lbs)
Up to date
STCW Reg. II/2, Certificate of Competency, UK (CoC 0042324)
Master 200GT Unlimited Area
Chief Mate 200GT Unlimited Area
OOW Deck 500GT Commercially & Privately Operated Yachts & Sail Training Vessels Unlimited Area
Endorsement: SA-044********* – United Arab Emirates
STCW Reg. IV/2, GMDSS General Operator’s Certificate, France (7502/DRMA 0012 6404)
STCW Reg. A-VI/1 §2, Basic Safety Training Certificate, France (7751/DDNI/ 00101851)
Personal Survival Techniques
Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting
Elementary First Aid
Personal Safety & Social Responsibility
RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean, Commercially Endorsed, UK (3998)
Radio Operator Card DSC – Maritime, Canada (036 663 FOR)
Federal Instructor 2nd Degree, French Sailing Federation (2006-00-14E)
Federal Coach 2nd Degree, French Sailing Federation (2006-00-02-ENT) OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
Doctorate, DEA and Master in Computer Science (France)
University Diploma in Computer Science (France)
University Diploma in Accounting (France)
Bachelor in Accounting (France)
Cruising areas Mediterranean including Adriatic and Marmara Seas
The Azores, Portugal, Spain, Gibraltar, Morocco
East US and Canadian coasts
Ottawa River, St-Lawrence River & Gulf
06/2009-02/2015, M/Y RYM, PR-Marine 120 – Power, Full Time Captain Preparation following a major refit, sailing Red Sea at the disposition of the Jordanian Royal Family (ship belonging to H.H. Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Makthoum).
Navigation, operation and general management of the yacht, crew supervision.
Complete setup of the yacht, including full onboard documentation, accounting system, redaction and implementation of mini “Ship Security Plan” (ISM Code),
“Shipboard Oil Pollution Plan” (MARPOL Convention), escape plans, crew alarm instructions, etc...
Dry docks for maintenance.
04/2009, M/Y Familia, Cortenzo 86 – Power, Relief captain Preparation, presentation and handling of the yacht during the Antibes boat show. 04/2006-01/2009, De Birs Yachts
First hired by the yard for a customer’s unit, I was then offered to serve on the yard’s own flagship.
04/2006-07/2007, M/Y Lady Mimi, De Birs 82’ RPH LX – Power, Full Time Captain/Engineer
Navigation, operation, maintenance and general management of the yacht, crew recruitment, training and supervision, organization and conduct of the fire and security drills.
Heavy Navigation from Red Sea (Aqaba, Sharm El Sheikh, Hurgada, Safaga) to Eastern Mediterranean (Istanbul, Athens, Crete, Alexandria, Beirut), including 2 Suez Canal crossings.
Complete setup of the yacht (new), including full onboard documentation, accounting system, redaction and implementation of mini “Ship Security Plan”
(ISM Code), “Shipboard Oil Pollution Plan” (MARPOL Convention), escape plans, crew alarm instructions, etc...
Extreme crisis management when arrival under bombing in Beirut on July 13th; escape 10 days later, at 2nd attempt, instead of leaving the yacht as first instructed by owner.
2 dry docks for bow thruster replacement and general maintenance. 07/2006-01/2009, M/Y Bravo I, De Birs 85’ RPH LX – Power, Full Time Captain/Engineer
The yacht was used to represent the yard at various boat shows (Croatia, Greece, Turkey) and numerous V.I.P. presentations. She was intensely used by the chairman, his family and, sometimes, left at disposal of business relations.
Navigation from Red Sea (Hurgada, El Gouna) to Western & Eastern Mediterranean (France, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Greece, Crete, Turkey, Egypt), including 2 Suez Canal crossings.
After having adapted the procedures and documentation as on previous yacht, several new elements were created such as a brief and graphical “Boat Status Report” or a “Ship Standard Operation Manual” describing, and standardizing, all duties onboard, easing operations and service, dramatically shortening the time required for new or temporary crew to become fully operational.
At all time the yacht had to be in irreproachable order almost without notice and the highest guest service was also required.
Dry docks for maintenance operations.
11/2007, M/Y Import III, De Birs 85’ RPH LX – Power, Yard Captain
Launch, certification tests and commissioning.
08/2005-10/2005, S/Y Northern Star, Gulfstar 60’ – Sail, Mate/Engineer Contract stopped prematurely after captain/owner had a health accident. 06/2005-07/2005, S/Y Poseidon, Gib’Sea 40.2’ – Sail, Training Sailing Spain, Gibraltar and Morocco.
03/2005-06/2005, S/Y Summer Breeze, Jeanneau 45.1’ – Sail, Training Sailing Caribbean, The Azores, Portugal, Spain, Gibraltar, Morocco. Other experiences (1972-2005):
C&C 33, sail: Owner, sailing St-Lawrence river & gulf then sailing to Florida
Shepherd 38’, classic power : Owner, sailing Ottawa river, St-Lawrence river & gulf
Regal 28’, power: Owner, sailing Ottawa river, St-Lawrence river
Challenger 28’, sail: Owner, sailing Ottawa river, St-Lawrence river
Various leisure navigation
OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE
10/2005-02/2006, Sunapsis/GFI – PSA Groupe Peugeot-Citroën, France Computer Engineer
1991-2004, Systeme-G Inc., Canada
General Manager, development and implementation of hand-held industrial computer and barcode systems
1989-1991, Telxon France SA / Telxon Canada Corp., France/Canada Project Manager
1982-1989, Air Inter, France
Accountant – Department Project Manager
All main software, computer languages and operating systems
Specializations: Barcodes, GPS and electronic charts, networking and protocols including NMEA 0183, 802.11a/b/g/n (WiFi), and Bluetooth OTHER SKILLS
Boat general maintenance, interior/exterior, painting and particularly varnishing
Mechanic operations, providing it does not invalidate manufacturer warranties
Cost control and administrative management
Owners and representatives
Mike Brewer, A1 Trade Consortium, Piraeus, Greece, Tel: +30-694-***-**** firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucic Lovorko, Adriatic Services, Dubrovnik, Croatia, Tel: +385-**-***-**** email@example.com
Sabaa Labaki, BrainMar, Beirut, Lebanon, Tel: +961-*-***-*** firstname.lastname@example.org
Hesham El Shenawy, Eurogypt, Alexandria, Egypt, Tel: +20-12-315-**** email@example.com
Nagib Latif, Felix Agency, Port Said, Egypt, Tel: +20-12-211-**** firstname.lastname@example.org
Agents were added as references, sources of valuable information especially concerning boat handling, work organization and attitude when owners/guests are not on board and in relation with crew management.