Windy City Yacht Brokerage, LLC

Chicago Boat and Yacht Sales

Jeffrey Pierce, CPYB
Tel 312-440-9500    Fax 312-276-4560   Cell 630-240-0409

Capt. Lauren Harris

Capt. Lauren Harris Mobile: (630) 247-8426
Email: MissL2@aol.com
Certificates and Interests:
  • USCG 100 GT Masters Inland License
  • STCW 95
  • MMD - OS
  • First Aid/ CPR/AED
  • MROP
  • Transportation Workers Identification Card (T.W.I.C.)
  • PADI certified open water diver
  • Cooking and bartending
  • Snorkeling/Various Water Sports
Previous Experience:
M/Y "Money Player" 70ft. Azimut
April 2008 - January 2009
  • Captain on private yacht.
  • Duties: Operation of vessel; basic engine and generator maintenance. Heavy Cleaning interior and exterior, light wood work, waxing, up keep of appliances, catering, bartending, inventory of bar and kitchen items. Knowledge of all systems on-board. Navigation to various ports, up dating documentation. Contacting vendors for outside work. Etc.
  • Delivery from Burnham Harbor Chicago, Il to Lantana, Florida

Shoreline Sightseeing Boats
March 10, 2008 - April 2008 and March 2009 - November 2009
  • Captain on boat M/V Voyager, Bright Star and Evening Star
  • Duties include: operations of all fleet vessels, safety of passengers, maintaining vessel cleanliness, securing vessel lines, delegating tasks among crew, basic engine and generator maintenance, interacting with passengers to provide quality customer service, training new crew members and occasional bartending.

M/V "Wendella"Commerical Passenger Vessel
June 3 - June 20 , 2007 - delivery from Warren, Rhode Island to Chicago, Illinois.
  • General overview of all vessel systems, chart and electronic navigation, watch keep, prepared crew meals. Basic cleaning and maintenance. Line handling for docking as well as in the various lock systems. Extensive wood work; sanding and teak.
Wendella Sightseeing Company
April 1, 2005 - November 22, 2007 (Seasonal)
  • Captain on board M/V Wendella (80 GT, 92ft, 32 ft wide, 330 passengers.)
  • Duties include: operations of all fleet vessels, safety of passengers, maintaining vessel cleanliness, securing vessel lines, delegating tasks among crew, basic engine and generator maintenance, interacting with passengers to provide quality customer service, training new crew members and occasional bartending.

M/Y "ZaZa" 150ft Tacoma.
October 18 - 25, 2006.
  • Worked to prepare for the Fort Lauderdale Boat show; re-caulked, sanded and teaked decks; work with wood brightener; detailed tenders; polished stainless steel; basic wash and dry down of entire boat; various waxing and polishing.

M/Y "Miss Lauren" 55 ft. Silverton
seasonally since 1998
  • Line handling, washing, waxing, polishing, caulking, varnishing, painting, sanding, fiberglass, basic engine and generator maintenance, light stew work and cooking, care of tenders and other water crafts. Relief Captain on long trips, navigational skills.

Chapman School of Seamanship, Stuart Florida
January 2006 - March 2006
  • Received a diploma for 369 hours of theory and "hands-on" experience in Seamanship, Rules of the Road, Marlinspike, Weather, First Aid/CPR, Boat Handling, Piloting and Dead Reckoning Navigation, Electronic Navigation, Boat and Engine Maintenance.
Education:
Columbia College, Chicago Illinois
September 2000 - May 2004
  • Graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Radio Broadcasting with a focus on talent and production.

References:
Captain Jeff Merkel
Skyway Yacht Yard
815.508.2401


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