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Capt. Mike O'Connor

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  • Current 100 ton Masters License
  • Current STCW Certified
  • Open Water Diver Certified

Additional Qualifications

  • Private Investigators License (2400016)
  • (G) License, Armed Executive Protection (2401163)
  • (0) License, State Security Officer (2615358)
  • (G) License, Handgun and Shotgun Certified (2401163)
  • Mitags certified ship, port and facility officer
  • Anti-Terror I piracy and bomb trained
  • STCW certified

Maritime Experience

June 2011 to date
Took on refit and then captains duties of 70 ft Viking Express, M/V CHARGE IT. Full refit of entire steering system, drive systems, engine room systems, safety systems and cosmetics. Local corporate and personal trips to Miami based out of Palm Beach.

January 2009 to May 2011
Yacht Captain, Estate Manager and personal licensed armed bodyguard.
My duties are operation and maintenance of, 68 foot Azimut Express, 57' Bertram tournament sport fish, 39' SeaVee, 32' Pursuit, three specialty vehicles and a 19,000 sq ft house and docks on the intracoastal waterway in Boca Raton Florida. I supervise two, hire whatever contractors are needed to maintain the estate. The Azimut is used mostly from Palm Beach to Key West; the Bertram has been used from Palm Beach, Keys, Bahamas to the Turks and Caicos Islands. The Sea Vee is operated from Palm Beach to Key West. The Pursuit is operated only in the Turks and Caicos when I was flown out to that property, trained new captain for all duties and turned over management of property to a qualified company.

January 2008 to December 2008
Aqua Novia, 74' Sunseeker Manhattan
$900.000 insurance refit due to sinking, provided documentation for legal defense due to manufactures installation of inferior materials and improper installation of centerline main integrity bulkhead, then put into service as charter boat operated out of Ft Lauderdale Yacht Club.

April 2004 to December 2007
Lady GI GI, 53' Ferretti for corporate and family use, Palm Beach to Key West.

2002 to 2004
Captain for multi-vessel management and new vessel commissioning. Sea trials and repairs of brokerage and charter boats Palm Beach, Key West and the Bahamas. Assist in management of Florida estate.

2000 to 2002 Captain and Estate Manager for 70' Choy Lee motor yacht
Supervised installation of new generators, rebuilding of both main engines, installation of new navigation instrumentation and updating of all underwater drive gear.
63' Super Sun Sport Sea Ray, supervised replacement of main engines due to manufacturers defect then operated in the Florida Keys and up to Annapolis Maryland.


MN SUDAMI, 70' Hatteras
exterior paint, window rebedding refit then charter in Miami

THE BARCLAY, 74' Hatteras
interior refit and cruising to the Bahamas

MN DELITE, 53' Hatteras
new interior all new electronics steerage refit and delivery from MD to Fort Lauderdale

MY FIVE GIRLS, 53 ft. Sea Ray
five month trip to Port Washington, Long Island

LAD Y ELS, 72 ft. Hatteras
charter from Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas

OCTO PUSSY, 142' Heesen Diaship
security delivery from Nassau to Fort Lauderdale

MAGIC CHALLENGER, 76' Versi1craft
engine room, plumbing refit, cruising the Florida Keys and the Bahamas.

Towed 40' Aranow for fast ferry.

RAMPAGE, 80' Techno marine Super cobra charters in Miami
delivery to Long Island

INFINITY 76' Director/Chris Craft
charters from Ft. Lauderdale through the Bahamas.

BLUE HORIZON 74' Hatteras
charters from Ft. Lauderdale through the Bahamas.

MV WHITESTAR 70' Hatteras
refit of both generators and then charters to the Bahamas, towed a top gun Cigarette

MOST ABLE LADY 60' Sunseeker Predator
replace main engines provide documentation for lawsuit due to manufacturers defects and deliver to Long Island.

FREEZETTE 63' Hatteras
delivery from Stuart, FL to Bailey's Harbor, WI Lake Michigan.

delivery from Chicago to Miami.

PACIFIC PEARL 100' Azimut Jumbo
full engine room refit, plumbing refit, full exterior paint then operated as captain for trips to the Florida Keys and the Bahamas.

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