Boat Captain

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Sena Kunst

sena.kunst@gmail.com | (230) 364-4095 | Oklahoma City, OK

Summary


I am a Boat Captain with over 3 years experience. I have worked in various capacities, including as a deckhand, mate and captain. I have a strong knowledge of maritime law and regulations, and an excellent safety record. I am also knowledgeable about navigation, weather patterns and tides. I hold a valid USCG license.

Experience


Boat Captain at Boats4Rent, OKMay 2022 - Present

  • Successfully navigated a/an Boat Captain through treacherous waters, saving the lives of all onboard.
  • In one year as a/an Boat Captain, increased passenger satisfaction by 30%.
  • Saved company $15,000 in fuel costs over the course of 6 months by implementing new route planning strategies.
  • Successfully completed 100+ trips with no incidents or accidents.
  • Received positive feedback from passengers on 98% of surveys.

First Mate at BoatUS, OKSep 2019 - Mar 2022

  • Successfully piloted a 300-foot vessel in rough seas, while managing a crew of 20.
  • Successfully docked and undocked said vessel in tight spaces, under time pressure.
  • Worked 16 hour shifts for weeks at a time with little to no sleep.
  • Maintained safety and security of the vessel and its crew at all times.
  • Kept detailed logs of the ship's progress, weather conditions, maintenance needs, etc.

Education


High School Diploma at Putnam City High School, Oklahoma City, OKSep 2014 - May 2019

I have learned to read, write, and do math at a high school level.

Skills


  • Boat handling
  • Navigation
  • Weather forecasting
  • Safety procedures
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Customer service
  • First aid

Akeela Krakauer

akeela.krakauer@gmail.com | (553) 512-6303 | Laramie, WY

Summary


I have over three years of experience as a boat captain. I am experienced in operating various types of vessels, including motor yachts, sailing yachts, and powerboats. I have a strong knowledge of maritime law and regulations. I am also proficient in navigational equipment and software. In addition to my operational skills, I have excellent customer service skills and a proven ability to handle difficult situations calmly and effectively.

Experience


Boat Captain at Jackson Hole Sailing, WYMay 2022 - Present

  • Successfully navigated a 200-foot vessel through rough waters and safely docked at the destination.
  • Delivered supplies to a remote location via boat, in difficult weather conditions.
  • Worked with a team of deckhands to unload cargo from the vessel in an efficient manner.
  • Coordinated schedules and logistics for a fleet of 10 vessels transporting goods across Lake Michigan.

First Mate at Starboard Yacht Charters, WYJul 2019 - Mar 2022

  • Successfully completed navigation training and received certification.
  • Navigated a vessel through rough waters during a storm, ensuring the safety of all passengers and crew members.
  • Worked closely with Captain to develop and implement daily ship operations.
  • Maintained watch schedules for all officers and ensured proper coverage at all times.
  • Conducted regular safety drills for crew members.

Education


High School Diploma at Laramie High School, Laramie, WYSep 2014 - May 2019

I have learned organization and time management skills, how to study and learn effectively, and how to write and communicate well.

Skills


  • Boat handling
  • Navigation
  • Weather forecasting
  • Radio communication
  • Engine maintenance
  • First aid

Briauna Cleggett

briauna.cleggett@gmail.com | (215) 595-4233 | 5345 Hickory Dr, Iowa City, IA 52240

Summary


I have over three years of experience as a boat captain. I am responsible for the safety and well-being of my passengers, as well as the upkeep of the vessel. I have a strong knowledge of maritime law and regulations. I am an excellent communicator and work well under pressure.

Experience


Boat Captain at Captain Ron's, IAApr 2022 - Present

  • Successfully navigated a 200-foot vessel through narrow channels with strong currents for 10 years without incident.
  • Maintained safety and efficiency while working long hours in challenging weather conditions.
  • Managed a crew of up to 20 people, delegating tasks and maintaining order onboard.
  • Kept the vessel clean and organized at all times, conducting regular maintenance and repairs as needed.
  • Provided excellent customer service, creating repeat business from satisfied clients.

First Mate at Captain Jim's, IAAug 2019 - Mar 2022

  • Successfully completed over 100 voyages as First Mate.
  • Maintained a 98% satisfaction rating from Captains.
  • Recognized by superiors for expertise in maritime law and navigation.
  • Successfully navigated vessels through rough weather conditions on multiple occasions.
  • Earned respect of shipmates for outstanding leadership abilities.

Education


High School Diploma at Ames High School, Ames, IASep 2015 - May 2019

I have learned many skills while studying for my High School Diploma, including time management, organization, and study skills.

Skills


  • Boat handling
  • Navigation
  • Weather forecasting
  • Engine maintenance
  • Radio communications
  • First aid/CPR
  • Safety procedures

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