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2015 Resume

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Phone: Canada (+1) 604 925 0816 - France 04 42 21 41 55- Martinique 0696 32 54 72
Email: contact (at) assistanceconvoyages [dot] com

· Solid experience as Captain, on crewed charter boats as well as yacht deliveries (over 200 days a year at seas between 1988 and 1998, and since 2009)
· 5 years owner of a 50’ sailboat
· Solid experience in the boat-rental industry
· Fluent in English, French, Italian, Spanish and German
· Computer literate, web designer
· Well experienced in mechanics and marine engines care
· Solid experience in boat maintenance, plumbing, rigging, electricity, wood and fibreglass work
· Well travelled and experienced in dealing with people coming from various cultural and professional backgrounds
· Business and customer oriented

· Eleven Atlantic crossings (sailboats, 33 to 56 feet, 5 times East to West, 5 timesWest to East)
- Seychelles to Caribbean via Cape of Good Hope
- Vancouver to Azores via Panama
- Tahiti to La Rochelle via Panama
· Skipper of privately owned sailboats (60’ ketch, 45’ sloop, 4 years each)
· Skipper of a charter company owned sailboat (72’ ketch, Stardust Marine, 4 years, )
· Numerous sail and power boats deliveries: within Mediterranean Sea; France to the Caribbean; Brazil to the Caribbean; Seychelles to the Caribbean; Tahiti to France, Mediterranean Sea to Great Britain; France to Ireland; Thailand to Egypt via the Gulf of Aden; Vancouver to San Francisco; Vancouver to Horta (Azores); numerous deliveries from/to Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Seattle, Gulf Islands
· Raced on board maxi-yachts and 60’ Open (Transmed, Nioulargue, Transat des Alizés, delivery on Isabelle Autissier's "PRB")
· Chartered in the Caribbean for 14 years on board 50’ to 72’, with and without crew
· Numerous deliveries within the Caribbean, single handed, ranging from Venezuela to the Virgin Islands, sailboats from 30 to 60 feet during 10 years

· Maintenance Manager at Blue Pacific Yacht Charters (references available)
· Sailing instructor at Cooper’s Boating Center (references available)
· Technician and Project Manager at Yacht Sales West, commissioning new boats prior to delivery to owners (references available)
· Web Master and Web Operations Manager at Global Village English Centres (references available)

· Created, developed and managed a Charter Boat Company (France, 1995), an online Travel Agency (Canada, 2002) and a Web Design company (Canada, 2005)
· Managed and supervised boat cruise personnel (international)
· Recruited and trained crew members
· Planned and scheduled work duties and coordinated activities

· Full refit of a 50’ sailboat (Trinidad, Jeanneau) and a 45’ sailboat (CN45, Camper & Nicholson)
· Handled numerous technical interventions on rented boats for various boat rental companies
· Followed a 4 months training period on Perkins and Onan engines
· Maintained boats for private owners, performing woodworks and fiberglass repairs


Manager AddAWebDesign Web Solutions Vancouver Aug. 2005 - present
Manager Aventure Voyages Travel Agency Vancouver Jan. 2002 - present
Technician and Project Manager Yacht Sales West Bavaria, C&C and Tartan brokerage and commissioning Vancouver On call, 2005 – present
(Approx. 12 boats/year)
Web Operations Manager Global Village
English Centres
ESL School Vancouver Jun. 2001- Aug. 2005
Maintenance Manager Blue Pacific Yacht Charter Boat Rental Vancouver Jan. 2000 - Jun. 2001
Captain/Skipper Ovni 435 Privately owned Martinique-La Trinité June 2015
  Ovni 435 Privately owned La Rochelle-Lisbone November 2014
  Lagoon 420 Privately owned Guatemala/Martinique December 2013
  Pouvreau 13 m "Fleur Australe" Privately owned Tahiti to La Rochelle May to August 2013
  Lavezzi 40' Privately owned Seychelles/Caribbean Nov. 2012 - Jan. 2013
  Alliage 44' Privately owned Transatlantic May 2012
  Nautitech 542 Privately owned Transatlantic April 2012
  Lagoon 440 Privately owned Transatlantic Nov. 2011
  Nautitech 475 Privately owned Transatlantic June 2011
  Jutson 56’ Aerorig Privately owned Vancouver-Horta Nov. 2008-July 2009
  Tartan 44' Brookerage Vancouver/SanFrancisco Oct. 2009
  Beneteau Oceanis 44 CC  Privately owned Vancouver/Sta Barbara Sept. 2009
  80’ Powerboat Catamaran Privately owned Phuket/Port Ghalib Feb-March 2010
  Jeanneau Trinidad 48’ Self owned Caribbean 1995-2000
  CT 72 (Scorpio 72’) Stardust Marine Caribbean 1991-1995
  Sonate Ovni 45’ (Alubat) Privately owned Transatlantic+Carib. 1988-1991
  Gael 17,50 (60’ ketch) Privately owned Caribbean 1986-1988
  Edel Cat 33’ Chimère Yachting Transatlantic 1986
  Euros 39 (Amel) Privately owned Transatlantic 1985
Marine Surveyor Martinique and the Caribbean   Since January 2015  

· French Merchant Marine Professional Certificates (Brevet Patron Plaisance Voile + Permis C + Cap 200Voile/STCW95)
· Certified CYA Level 1 Sailing Instructor
· Certified Canadian Ski Instructor Alliance Level 1
· B.A. Major in English and Italian, fluent in French, English, Italian, Spanish, German - Portuguese spoken and understood.
- DEP Expert Maritime
Sailing, skiing, traveling, marine life, music (Saxophone player)


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