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US Merchant Marine Officer, Master of vessels on all inland waters, power and sail up to 100 tons (first obtained 1980; most recent renewal July, 2016)

STCW Basic (Standards, Training and Certification for Watchkeeping), Practical and classroom; first aid, CPR, personal safety and survival, firefighting; Maritime security awareness certificate,  Maritime Professional Training, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Dec., 2013

Bachelors Degree-Hampshire College, Amherst, MA  1981

Masters Degree-Journalism/Mass Communication University of Maryland, College Park, 1990

Member Maritime Consortium, Certified drug free/subjected to random testing since 2005

NAUI Basic SCUBA diver, 1981

Advanced Coastal Cruising Instructor, American Sailing Association, 1985

Advanced Bronze Toastmaster, International Toastmasters

Outward Bound Instructor, Completed 12 day training course, 1996; Operated Chesapeake Bay sail expedition cruises for teenage and college students

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  • paulssearay2017National Outdoor Leadership School, 21-day Sea Kayak Course, Sea of Cortez, Mexico, 1986

  • Former U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarist (10 year award, communications certified)

  • Various training on Celestial Navigation, Safety at Sea, Emergencies at Sea, Weather, Teaching Adults

 

PROFESSIONAL BOATING EXPERIENCE

2017

  • Consult with owner of Jeanneau 45, shakedown sail for rigging/sails, Fajardo PR
  • Daysail on Beneteau 35′ from Fajardo, PR to Palominos Island and return
  • Delivery of Beneteau Swift Trawler 52′ from Annapolis, MD to Mathews, VA
  • Delivery of Sea Ray 54′ from Jersey City, NJ to Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Continue to restore my 1980 Morgan 38′ including hull waxing and polishing; bottom painting; exterior teak and cabin sole refinishing; removing, rebuilding and replacing transmission and more!
  • Training and owner-assist delivery of Hunter 40′ from Baltimore to Deale, MD
  • Daysail for guests on my 38′ sailboat, West River
  • Training for new owners on 26′ powerboat, Severn River
  • Training for new owners on 27′ powerboat, Northeast, MD
  • Training to prepare a group of 8 for charters, 42′ Lagoon catamaran, South River
  • Consulting with various clients in California, Maryland, Massachusetts and Florida for small powerboat, liveaboard trawler, liveaboard cabin-cruiser and purchase of a 53′ sailboat
  • Four days of training with new owner of Beneteau 53, Rhode Island
  • Consulting/ minor repairs for new owners of Allied Seawind 36′, Rhode Island
  • Training for new owner of 41′ Chris Craft powerboat, Northeast, MD
  • Training for new owners on 27′ powerboat, Middle River, MD
  • Training for new owners on Hunter 45′ sailboat, Galesville, MD 
  • Training for owner of Valiant 42′ sailboat, Baltimore, MD
  • 7 hour charter-sail on my Morgan 38′ Sloop, Galesville, MD
  • Owner-assist delivery, Symbol 42′ Trawler from Brooklyn, NY to Rock Hall, MD
  • Owner-assist delivery, Meridian 34′, Montreal, Canada to Oswego, NY
  • Two days training for new owners of Grady White 23′, Indian River, DE 

2016

  • Owner Assist Delivery of Silverton 39′ from Freeport, Long Island, NY to Annapolis, MD
  • Additional on-board training with new owner of Silverton 39′, Annapolis, MD
  • Two days of training for new owners on Prestige 50′, Baltimore, MD
  • Training of new owners on Bayliner 21, Deale, MD
  • Training of new owners on Maxim 27, Patapsco River, MD
  • Three-day training of new owners on Tiara 41, Kilmarnock, VA
  • Training of new owners on Mako 21′, Magothy River, MD
  • Pre-inspection; Multiple-stop 12-hour tour on board Formula 37′ for owner/wedding party
  • Consult with and inspect/report on 30′ sloop for client; further consult on purchase of 32′ boat
  • Numerous charters-tours on Morgan 38′, Galesville, MD
  • Owner Assist Delivery of Silverton 39′ from Grasonville, MD to Sea Bright, NJ
  • Two days of sail training on 28′ sailboat, Colonial Beach,VA
  • Consultation, training, instruction and owner-assist delivery of 35′ Trawler from Edgewater, MD to Jersey City, NJ
  • Daysail on 22′ sloop and consult with new owner, Point Judith, Rhode Island

2015

  • Consulted with new owner of classic 47′ motoryacht with various post-survey technical, refitting, electrical and safety issues, improvements
  • Consulted with various clients on purchase of boats
  • Purchased and began refurbishment of 1980 Morgan 38′ Sloop
  • Owner-Assist Delivery of Carver 42′ motoryacht from Warwick, RI to Deale, MD
  • Multiple days of instruction and training with new owners aboard Bayliner 30′
  • Instruction and training with new owner aboard Larson 33′
  • Instruction and training with new owners aboard Silverton 39′-single day and then followup with 2-day overnight cruise
  • Instruction and training with new owners aboard SeaRay 34′
  • Delivery of Luhrs 32′ from Magothy River, MD to Pt. Pleasant, NJ
  • Consulted with prospective purchaser of 40+ plus liveaboard yacht
  • Instruction and training with new owners on Crownline 26′ bowrider
  • Instruction and training with new owner on Boston Whaler 32′ center console
  • Owner assist/delivery on Gulfstar 59′ motoryacht from Great Bridge, VA to Deale, MD; additional day of instruction/training
  • Three day recreational sail on Morgan 38 sloop
  • One day of coaching/training with new owner on Southerly 36′ sloop
  • Delivery of Sonar 26 from Annapolis MD to Rhode River, MD
  • Four days cruise coaching/training with new owner on Catalina/Morgan Custom 45′ sloop
  • Three days training and owner-assist delivery of Hatteras 48′ Long Range Cruiser from Annapolis, MD to Great Bridge, VA
  • Daysail on Hobie Cat, Potrero Bay, Costa Rica
  • Four day onboard consultation, upgrade work with new owner of 46′ ketch in South Florida including day sail on ICW
  • One day class/exam to renew USCG license at Maritime Professional Institute, Ft Lauderdale, FL

     

    2014

  • Three week delivery of  Hunter 45′ sloop from Key West, Fl to Miami, Bimini, Nassau and Exumas
  • Delivery of Grand Banks 49′ from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Aventura, FL
  • Delivery of Sea Ray Sunseeker 37′ with new owner from Williamsburg, VA to Annapolis, MD
  • Four-day cruise with new owner of Back Cove 37′ on Upper Chesapeake
  • Guest Speaker at Pearson Owners Ass’n on “Safety and Seamanship in a High Tech Age”
  • Check-out consult/cruise with new owner of SeaRay 35′, West River, MD
  • Three days consulting/training with new owner of Post 56′ Convertible, Rock Hall, MD
  • Delivery of Sea Ray 30′ with new owner from Northeast, MD to Baltimore, MD
  • Two days of training with new owners of Bayliner 26′, Cambridge, MD
  • Two days of sea trial and check-out/consult with new owner of Amel 53′ Ketch, Annapolis, MD
  • Delivery of Amel 53′ ketch, Annapolis, MD to Westbrook, CT, owner-assist/check-out on last day
  • Check-out consult/cruise with new owner of SeaRay 24′, Kent Island, MD
  • Check-out with new owner of Proline 19′, West River, MD
  • Delivery of Catalina 40′ sloop from Marathon, FL to Deltaville, VA
  • Owner assist delivery of Pearson 424 ketch from Lewes, DE to Annapolis, MD; consult and supervise repairs and various maintenance, cleaning and restoration
  • Owner assist delivery of Beneteau 40′ from Annapolis, MD to Herrington Harbor, MD
  • Check-outs/orientations on various powerboats for new owners
  • Three sessions of instruction on boat handling for private owner of Tiara 27′ and center console
  • Owner assist delivery of Pearson 424 ketch from Annapolis, MD to Oriental, NC
  • Family fun day cruise on Four Winns 34′ powerboat
  • Consult/assist client with repairs/upgrades to newly purchased Nauticat 36; reposition boat with client from Annapolis, MD to Edgewater, MD; provided hands-on training and instruction
  • Owner assist delivery of Nauticat 36 from Edgewater, MD to Portsmouth, VA
  • Two days intensive coaching for single-hander on Bristol 31.1, Annapolis, MD
  • Delivery of 43′ power catamaran from Kemah Texas to New Orleans, LA
  • Three-day instructional sailing charter on Hunter 41′ sloop, Tampa Bay, FL

2013

  • Consulted and inspected two Sabre 28′ sailboats with buyer that led to purchase
  • Consulted with buyer and inspected Endeavour 33′ sloop that led to purchase
  • Renewed US Passport
  • Provided training on 31′ Formula powerboat with new owner
  • Consulted with new owner of Hunter 28′ sailboat on maintenance/equipment issues/arranged and assisted with mechanical repairs, provided 2.5 days of training and delivery from Annapolis, MD to Baltimore, MD
  • Owner assist/delivery of Sabre 28′ from Noank, CT to Greenwich CT-two days.; provided two additional days of intense training/coaching to new owners
  • Inspected and consulted on sailboat for sale in Brick, NJ on behalf of prospective purchaser
  • Family vacation charter on Four Winns 34′ powerboat
  • Provided training to owner of Chaparral 26′ powerboat, Middle River, MD
  • Inspected Grand Banks 49′ Trawler and made recommendations to new owner
  • Delivered Grand Banks 49′ Trawler from Mill Creek, MD to Cambridge MD and conducted four days of cruising and instruction for family of five; consulted with owner on maintenance and delivery and returned boat to Mill Creek, MD
  • Day cruise with owner on 24′ powerboat
  • Delivered 39′ Prout Catamaran from Atlantic City, NJ to Northport, New York
  • Instructional cruise on Grand Banks 49′ Trawler with owner
  • Family fun day cruise on Four Winns 34′ powerboat
  • Owner assist/delivery of  Grady White 22′ from Deale, MD to Mayo, MD
  • Consulted with prospective purchaser; evaluated 30′ sail boat that led to decline of purchase
  • Two days training and instruction for new owner on Bayliner 23′
  • Owner assist/delivery of Kadey Krogen 48′ from Baltimore, Md to Deale, MD
  • Delivery of Custom 42′ Trawler from East Hampton, NY to Annapolis, MD
  • Owner assist/delivery of Cruisers 38′ from Sandy Hook, NJ to Middle River, MD
  • Delivery of Grand Banks 49′ from Annapolis, MD to Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Completed five day course for STCW (Standards, Training and Certification for Watchkeeping) Basic certification and Maritime Security Awareness with Maritime Professional Training Institute in Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Five days operating Grand Banks 49′ on Florida ICW, New River and Atlantic Ocean

2012

  •  Delivered Cobalt 35′ Powerboat From Baltimore MD to Greenwich, CT
  •  Pre-purchase consultation and evaluation of Morgan 33′ Sloop
  •  Provided five days of intensive coaching and instruction on Sea Ray 420, Chesapeake Bay
  •  Evening and daysails on various mid-range sloops
  • Consulted on purchase of family cruising sailboat

2011

  • Renewed USCG License for seventh issue, passed 8 hour renewal class
  • Provided boat-handling instruction on Sea Ray 30′, Baltimore, MD
  • Delivery of Bristol 30′ sloop with owner from Annapolis, MD to Gibson Island, MD
  • Delivery of Carver 38′ motoryacht with owner from Brick, NJ to Baltimore, MD
  • Delivery of American Tug 36′ trawler with owner from Annapolis, MD to Chesapeake City, DE
  • Circumnavigation of Del-Mar-Va Peninsula on Beneteau 37′ with owner; stops in Chesapeake City; Hampton, VA; Solomons, MD and return to Annapolis
  • Delivery of Bristol 30′ sloop with owner from Gibson Island, MD to Rappahannock River, Virginia

2010

  • Boathandling instruction on Cobalt 45′ powerboat
  • Various short-trips and deliveries on Chesapeake
  • Boathandling instruction on Nonsuch 26
  • Delivered C and C 34′ from Barnegat, NJ to Baltimore, MD

2009

  • Boathandling instruction on Nordic Tug 42
  • Assisted with commissioning 48′ LOD Steel Ketch, New Jersey
  • Delivered 48′ LOD Steel Ketch from Maurice River, NJ to Phila, PA and continued with commissioning

2008

  • Delivered Catalina 30′ with owner from Middle River, MD to Deltaville, VA
  • Delivered Nordic Tug 42′ with owner from Charleston, SC to Greenport,  NY on Long Island
  • Delivered Nordic Tug 42′ with owner from Greenport,  NY on Long Island to Baltimore, MD
  • Delivered C and C 34′ from Annapolis, MD to Chesapeake City, MD
  • Provided instruction and training on Grand Banks 42′, Hampton, VA
  • Provided instruction on 60′ steel tugboat, Potomac River
  • Assisted new owner with transporting Moody 40′ on Chesapeake
  • Operated and consulted on sea trial on Beneteau 35′ for purchaser

2007

  • Passed assistance-towing endorsement exam
  • Served as Captain-in-training on a 113′ tour boat
  • Delivered Alberg 35′ sloop from Maryland to Port Washington, NY
  • Delivered Nonsuch 26′ catboat from Connecticut to Annapolis
  • Delivered Tartan 37′ sloop from Boston, MA to Long Island, New York
  • Ran sea trials for 44′ to 54′ boats under contract of sale
  • Taught seamanship and boat handling on 48′ trawler
  • Delivered C and C 36′ sloop from Rappahannock River to Annapolis
  • Taught boat handling on 60′ steel tugboat Potomac River

2006

  • Renewed USCG License, passed 8-hour license renewal class
  • Attended 8-hour class on emergency management at sea
  • Captain, 42’ Bay-built, Magothy River to Kent Island, MD
  • Captain, Catalina 30′, from Cambridge to Georgetown, MD
  • Captain, Tartan 38′, from MD to Huntington Harbor, NY
  • Captain, Cal 39’ Sloop, middle Chesapeake, MD
  • Captain, Beneteau 36’, Annapolis
  • Captain, Rinker 27’,  from Stone Harbor, NJ to Baltimore, MD
  • Captain, Freedom 38’, Sandy Hook, NJ to Ches. City, MD
  • Captain, Island Gypsy 40′, Delaware River to C and D Canal

2000-2005

  • Captain/Instructor on power and sailboats on Chesapeake Bay for charters, instruction, deliveries on private and charter yachts on Chesapeake Bay
  • Captain, 30’ Catamaran New York City to Staten Island
  • Mate, 85’ motor-yacht from MD to Key Largo, FL

1990’s

  • Captain and Instructor, Sail and Powerboats up to 83′, Chesapeake Bay

1980’s

  • Owner, captain, instructor on a wide variety of power sail vessels up to 65’ on Chesapeake Bay, New England, US Atlantic East Coast, Atlantic Ocean, Sea of Cortez, Virgin Islands. Crew on sailing vessels up to 150’

1960’s and 1970’s

  • Operated variety of power boats on Chesapeake Bay and tributaries
  • Helped owner deliver Hatteras 34′ from Annapolis, MD to Mystic, CT

Coastal and Offshore Experience (from above)       Days off-shore

1977 Crew on Hatteras 34′ from Cape May, New Jersey to Mystic, CT 2
1981 Crew on Morgan OI 31′, Beaufort, NC to Fajardo, Puerto Rico 14
1981 Crew on Ericson 39, US and British Virgin Islands 5
1982 Mate, 46′ Celestial Ketch Annapolis to Key West, Florida 5
1982 Mate, 32′ Westsail Cutter Key West and Marquesas, Florida 3
1983 Captain, Cape Dory 28′ Cutter, MD to Newport, RI and return 5
1984 Captain, 44′ Finnish Motor-sailor West Palm Beach to Annapolis 3
1985 Captain, Tartan 37′, Annapolis to Newport, RI and return 4
1986 Captain, 60′ Chris Craft Annapolis to New York 2
2005 Mate, 85’ Motoryacht, Beaufort, NC to Key Largo, FL 3
2006 Captain, Tartan 37’,MD to Huntington Harbor, New York 2
2006 Captain, Freedom 38’, Sandy Hook, NJ to Chesapeake City, MD 2
2007 Captain, Alberg 35′, MD to Port Washington, NY 2
2007 Captain, Nonsuch 26′ catboat, Guilford, CT to Galesville, MD 3
2007 Captain, Tartan 37′, Boston to Huntington Harbor, NY 3
2008 Captain, Nordic Tug 42′, South Carolina and New Jersey 3
2010 Captain, C and C 34′, New Jersey 1
2011 Beneteau 37′, Maryland and Delaware Coast 2
2011 Captain, Carver 38′, New Jersey Coast 1
2012 Captain, Cobalt 35′, New Jersey Coast 1
2013 Captain, Prout 39, New Jersey Coast

Larger vessels I have served aboard as a crew member:

  • 85′ High Speed Custom Motoryacht “Purely Pleasure” MD to Key Largo
  • 97’  Sloop “Clearwater” on Hudson River and Long Island Sound
  • 113′  Paddlewheeler “Black Eyed Susan”, Baltimore
  • 120’  Schooner “Western Union”, Key West, FL
  • 140’  Brigantine “Young America”, Boston Harbor and Key West, FL
  • 150’  Schooner “Clipper City”, Baltimore and Annapolis, MD

Vessels 60′ and larger I have operated as captain:

  • 65’ Herreshoff Motorsailor “Helianthus”, Chesapeake Bay
  • 60’ Chris Craft “Lady Anna”, Chesapeake Bay; MD to Long Island, NY
  • 83’ Steel Motoryacht “Lifestyles”, Chesapeake Bay
  • 72’ Ketch “Amazing Grace”, Chesapeake Bay
  • 60′ Steel Tugboat, Potomac River

 

Captain Paul Foer | paul@foerfront.com | 443.852.2163

 
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