Scott Whittaker

 

Scott is a licensed boat Captain and trusted consultant with extensive experience in virtually every facet of the marine industry. He was born and raised on Puget Sound, and almost as soon as he could walk, he started "working" on his grandfather's tugboat.

 

His seafaring journey since then has taken him to ports of call ranging from Antarctica to the Galapagos Islands -- from the southern Caribbean to the Gulf of Alaska, where he also directed the construction and operation of a private-island retreat. And his career on the water includes involvement with everything from specialty racing boats to oilfield service vessels.

 

Scott has also spent many years managing private luxury yachts, working with owners throughout the process of purchasing, piloting, maintaining, refurbishing and even selling their vessels. And he has many professional connections throughout the marine industry as well as broad personal experience in the business of boat building, maintenance and repair. 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & CREDENTIALS

U.S. Coast Guard Certified Masters License

STCW 95 Compliant​​

30+ years of marine industry experience

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Career as captain includes ocean transport and delivery of power and sailing vessels

on voyages comprising the eastern and western coasts of the US mainland and the inter-Hawaiian Islands, along with numerous Gulf of Alaska crossings and extensive experience on the Puget Sound as well as travel through the Inside Passage and coastal British Columbia. Additional voyages range from Antarctica to the Galapagos Islands, including the western coasts of Mexico and South America, and trips through the Panama Canal -- in addition to Bermuda, Bahamas, leeward and windward Caribbean, Costa Rica, Newfoundland, offshore Nova Scotia, and more.

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Trained in Radar Observation, Shipboard Firefighting & Fire Safety,

First-Aid, CPR and Sea Survival

Extensive background in rigging and preparation

of inter-coastal and ocean-going vessels

Extensive background in shipyard operations

from entry level to yard management

Proficient in care of onboard AC/DC, heating & cooling,

stand-by & propulsion and navigation systems

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