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24 YEARS AT SEA AS A PROFESSIONAL MARINER ABOARD NAVAL SUBMARINES, SAILING YACHTS AND SUPERYACHTS


Now into his 18th year as a charter yacht captain, Mike brings to the maritime industry a wealth of knowledge and experience along with a professional attitude and meticulous eye for detail. Mike started his maritime career straight out of school by joining the Navy as a submariner where he served for 5 years before moving across to the Superyacht industry. In the early days he worked as an engineer before obtaining his masters license, and has since taken command of some of the industry’s well-known yachts such as Penny Mae, Princess Mariana, Majestic, Lady Michelle and Katharine, resulting in many highly successful charter seasons in the Mediterranean and Caribbean.

During this time Mike has also managed a number of refit and maintenance projects ranging from annual shipyard periods to complete repair and refit projects on vessels from 40 – 73m. Mike holds the following maritime certification:

  • MCA Master (Yachts) <3000t
  • Cayman Islands Endorsement Master <3000t
  • Marshal Islands Endorsement Master <3000t
  • SAS Yachtmaster Ocean Power & Sail >9m (100ton)
  • SAMSA Cat B Commercial Skipper
  • UK GMDSS General Operator Certificate
  • ECDIS & Ship Security Officer Certificates
  • Ship Captain’s Medical Certificate
  • Triton 1000/2 Submarine Pilot Training
  • IANTD Technical Mixed Gas & CC Rebreather Diver
  • PADI Divemaster
  • South African Navy Qualified Submariner
  • Mechanical Technician Submarines / Auxiliary Watchkeeper