1996- Present

Deliveries and Professional references:


03/96- PRESENT: 

6/17- Marina Del Rey to San Diego roundtrip.

s/v  Lagoon 42'

5/17- La Paz, Mexico to Ventura, CA.  s/v Tartan 370.

2/17- Ensenada to San Diego.  m/v Mikelson 43'

1/17- Moss Landing to South San Francisco Bay.  s/v Corbin 39'

1/17-  San Diego to Santa Cruz Island and other Channel islands.  Beneteau 37'

12/16- San Diego to Los Cabos.  s/v Downeast 38'

11/16- British Virgin Islands Charter.  s/v Jenneau 51'

08/16- San Diego to Catalina Island, CA.  m/v Californian 34’

08/16- San Diego to Redwood city, CA.  s/v Beneteau 393.

07/16- San Diego to Catalina Island, CA.  s/v Jenneau 50’.

06/16- Norfolk, Virginia to Atlantic city, N.J.  s/v Navy 44’.

03/16- Mazatlan, Mexico to San Diego, CA.  s/v Morgan 462.

01/16- Huntington Harbor, CA to San Leandro( SF Bay), CA.  m/v Silverton 37.

12/15- San Diego, Ca to Oxnard, CA.  s/v Trintella 29.

11/15- Newport Beach, CA to San Diego, CA.  s/v Catalina 320.

06/15- Santa Barbara, CA to San Francisco, CA.  s/v CT41.

05/15- Mazatlan, Mexico to San Diego, CA.  s/v Hans Christian 43’.

04/15- La Paz, Mexico to San Diego.  s/v Sparkman-Stephens 40’.

03/15- Miami, Florida to Panama Canal Zone, Panama via the Bahamas and Jamaica.  s/v Hunter 40.5’.

02/15- Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to San Diego, CA.  s/v Island Packet 380.

01/15- La Paz, Mexico to Long Beach, CA.  s/v Peterson 44’.

10/14- San Diego, CA to San Pedro, CA.  s/v Jenneau 37’. 

09/14- San Diego, CA to Vallejo, CA.  s/v Hudson Force 50’.

06/14-  San Diego, CA to Ventura, CA.  s/v Searunner 34’ trimaran.

05/14-  Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to Marina Del Rey, Ca.  s/v 35’ Ericson.

10/13- Sausalito, Ca to Long Beach, Ca.  s/v 39’ Elan.

08/13- La Paz, Mexico to Ensenada, Mexico.  s/v 38’ Hans Christian.

07/13- San Diego, Ca. to Honolulu, Hawaii.  s/v 58’ Beneteau.  14 day Passage.

05/13- San Diego, Ca. to La Paz, Mexico.  s/v 38’ Fountaine Pajot Athena Catamaran.

02/13- Port San Luis, Ca. to San Diego, Ca.  s/v 32’ Westsail.

01/13- La Paz, Mexico to San Diego, Ca.  m/v 50’ Mikelson.

10/12- San Diego, Ca. to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  s/v 350 Catalina.

07/12- Blaine, Washington to Alameda, Ca. via the San Juan islands and Juan de Fuca.   s/v 38’ Caliber.

02/12- Cabo San Lucas, Mexico  to San Diego, Ca.  s/v 58’ Beneteau (hull #1)

08/11-  Astoria, Oregon to San Diego, Ca.  s/v 58’ custom Catamaran.

05/11- Ensenada, Mex to San Diego, Ca.  motor vessel 33’ Tiarra.

04/11- Oxnard, Ca to Newport Beach, Ca.  s/v 44’ Islander.

03/11- St. Martin/St. Marteen.  s/v  51’ Baltec Catamaran.

11/10- Cabo San Lucas to San Diego, Ca.  motor vessel 52’ Hatteras.

10/10- Alameda, Ca. to San Diego, Ca.  motor vessel 42’ Californian.

10/10- Oakland, Ca. to San Diego, Ca.  motor vessel 54’ Cruisers.

07/10- Ventura, Ca. to San Francisco, Ca.  s/v 49’ Jenneau. 

06/10- Puerta Vallarta, Mexico to Santa Barbara, Ca.  motor vessel 37’ Bertram.

05/10- Ensenada, Mexico to Oyster pt. (S.F.)  s/v 38’ Hans Christian.

05/10- San Carlos, Mexico (mainland Sea of Cortez) to San Diego.  S/v 59’ Maas.

04/10- Oakland, Ca. to Long Beach, Ca.  motor vessel 40’ Bluewater trawler.

01/10- Oxnard, Ca. to Newport Beach, Ca.  s/v 28’ Islander.

12/09- San Diego, Ca. to San Francisco. S/v 40’ Catalina.

09/09- San Diego, Ca. to Sausalito, Ca.  m/v 42’ Chris Craft.

07/09- Dana Point, Ca. to San Francisco Bay.  s/v 46’ Ingrid.

06/09- Dana Point, Ca. to National City, Ca.  s/v 36’ Islander (all sail/no engine).

05/09- Cabo San Lucas, Mex. To San Diego, CA.  s/v 40’Waquiez Centurion. 

05/09- Puerta Vallarta to San Francisco.  s/v 36’ Islander.

04/09- Puerta Vallarta, Mex to Playa del Coco, Costa Rica. s/v 45’ CT.

02/09- San Diego, Ca to San Francisco. s/v 52’ Tayana.

01/09- Ensenada, Mexico to San Jose del Cabo, Mex. s/v 45’ Hunter.

11/08- Ventura, Ca to Wilmington, Ca. s/v 25’ Cal.

10/08- San Diego, Ca to La Paz, Mex. s/v  35.5’ Hunter.

09/08- San Diego, Ca to Lahaina, Hawaii,  37’ Bennetau. (18 days open ocean).

08/08- Marina Del Rey to San Diego, s/v 41’ Lancer.

06/08- Newport Beach, Ca. to Newport, Oregon.  m/v 36’ Riviera.

05/08- Panama Canal (Pacific side) to San Diego.  s/v Andrews 72’. (23 days).

04/08- Mazatlan, Mex. to San Diego.  s/v Mason 43’.

03/08- Marina del Rey to Morro Bay. s/v Colombia 8.7

08/07- San Diego to Redondo Beach. s/v Coronado 27’.

07/07- Punta Abreojos, Mex. to Turtle Bay, Mex.  s/v CT 41’.

10/06-06/07- Position as 1st Mate/Engineer on 130’ Westport.  S.D. and Pacific Mex.

 07/06-  La Paz, Mex to San Diego, CA.  s/v Bennetau 36’.  Ports: Cabo San Lucas, Mag Bay, Turtle Bay, and Ensenada, Mexico.

 04/06-  Key West, FL to Brooklyn, NY.  s/v Irwin 34’.   ( 3 weeks up the East coast and I.C.W.)

 04/06-  Marina Del Rey, CA to San Diego, CA.  s/v Catalina 30’.  

 02/06-  San Diego, CA to Avalon (Catalina Island), CA.  s/v Catalina 32’. ASA  class.

 02/06-  San Diego, CA to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  s/v Raffiki 37’.  

12/05- Newport Beach, CA to La Paz, Mexico. m/v Westship 58’.  Ports of call: San Diego, Turtle Bay, Muertos bay.

10/05-  Bellingham, WA to Victoria, Canada.  s/v Hans Christian 43’.  

09/05- Eureka, CA to San Diego, CA. s/v Hans Christian 33’. Ports of call: Monterrey.

04/05- Panama Canal transit-  Pacific side to Atlantic side.   s/v Tartan 43’.

10/00- Santa Barbara, CA to San Francisco, CA. s/v Bruce Roberts 55’.

09/99-  Huatulco, Mexico to Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica.  s/v Morgan 41’.

  • Have delivered yachts extensively up and down the Pacific coast of North and Central America, from Canada to Panama and West to the Hawaii Islands.
  • 10 Years Managing a busy and successful charter/rental boat company in San Diego.

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  • 20+ years yacht delivery experience
  • Expert Navigation skills
  • ASA Sailing Instructor
  • Diesel Mechanic certification
  • Yacht Management experience
  • Spanish language proficiency

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