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Jeff Pierce
Windy City Yacht Brokerage, LLC

Chicago Boat and Yacht Sales

Jeffrey Pierce, CPYB
Tel 312-440-9500    Cell 630-240-0409
Capt. Sean Keller

Capt. Sean Keller

Tel: 1-772-633-8619
Email: seanbkeller@yahoo.com »



Qualifications

  • 100 ton USCG license
  • ENG 1
  • AEC certificate
  • IT/AV basic skills & knowledge
  • STCW 95
  • EMT
  • Operator of personal boats 21to 36ft for 12 years
  • 5 years professional yachting experience
  • 6 years yacht management experience
  • 8 years dive experience
  • Team Leader
  • TWIC CARD
  • Open Water Diver/Brownie third lung knowledge

Education & Training

  • Bluewater Maritime
  • Chapmans School of Seamanship
  • FMTI (Florida Medical Training Int.) EMT
  • MPT (Maritime Professional Training) AEC

Related Skills

  • Responsibility in all business matters - budgeting, accounting, personnel, leadership
  • Expert seamanship on sailing and motor yachts alike
  • Precise and accurate navigation - GPS, RADAR, chart plotting, coastal, dead reckoning
  • Certified in CPR, First Aid
  • Dedication to customer service and communication - owner's and guests' satisfaction are top priorities
  • Line splicing, small boat handling, experienced in all watersports, towing, tender & jet ski driving, diving, sanding, varnishing, compounding, waxing, rigging, fishing

Maritime Experience

September 2010- March 2012
M/Y Temptation( 90' Burger)
Position- Captain/Engineer
Duties- Trip planning & documentation, customs- immigration, Managed 4 crew, Over saw all repairs, operated vessel in open waters, night watches, good knowledge of fueling systems & all engineering duties, A/C repairs, water maker repairs, line handling, washdowns, oil changes, filter, AV-IT, tender launching, in charge of all power to the vessel Trip locations- South Florida, Bahamas, Exumas, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Caribbean

April 2010-September2010
S/F Reel Deal (70' Striker)
Position: Captain/ Engineer
Trip planning & documentation, customs- immigration, Managed 4 crew, Over saw all repairs, operated vessel in open waters, night watches, good knowledge of fueling systems & all engineering duties, A/C repairs, water maker repairs, line handling, washdowns, oil changes, filter, AV-IT, tender launching, in charge of all power to the vessel Trip locations- South Florida, Bahamas, Exumas, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Caribbean

Jan 2008 - April 2010
M/Y Misty (80' Broward)
Position: Captain/ Engineer
Duties: All ship management duties, Refit organized for six months,supervisor of 2 deckhands, operator of a 36' tender, pilothouse watches, basic IT/AV repairs, engineer duty list, fuel filter changes, wash downs, engine room checks, oil changes, calling distances, line handling Bahamas, Newport RI, Caribbean

Feb 1995 - Jan 2010(summer trips)
S/Y Dreadnought (45ft Morgan)
Position: Deck/Engineer
Duties-Description: engineer duty list, Night watches, sanding, priming, painting, varnishing, washdowns, line handling
Cruised the Bahamas/ Indian River lagoon
Personal Boat

Oct. 2004-Jan. 2008
City of Vero Beach, Vero Beach, FL
Position: Dockhand
Duties- assist customers with docking and fueling boats. Make reservations for slips, talking on VHF, giving instructions to moorings, operate forklifts
Reason for leaving: To explore a career on a motor yacht

2004-2008
Keller Yacht Management, Vero Beach, FL
Position: Owner
Duties- I worked with four employees that assist me in the maintenance of various boat from 20ft-80ft. This maintenance includes wash downs, compounding, waxing, minor varnish, small fiberglass repair, repair stress racks, holes, chips and patches. In addition, I also was a dealer for JETDOCK dry docking systems.
Reason for leaving: To explore a career on a motor yacht

Hobbies & Interests

Surfing, diving, water skiing, fishing, traveling, boating, hiking

References

Jeff Carson- Owner
S/F Reel Deal & M/Y Temptation
jeffcarsonmytemptation@gmail.com

Kelvin Taylor
Vero Beach City Marina Supervisor
772-559-1369
Email- kelhol@att.net

Larry Blanchett
Towboat US
772-528-0686
fptow@hotmail.com

Capt. Mike Woods
M/Y Misty
captmikewoods@gmail.com



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