Captain Adrian Gordyn
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida,
6’6 / 235 lbs
Protecting your investment, as your Captain it is my duty to ensure the yacht is being maintained to the highest possible standards. As the owner you are then free to enjoy time on board with family and friends, safe in the knowledge that every last detail has been taken care of by me and the crew. I take pride in every aspect of my position and go the extra mile to work with guests and crew to create lasting memories.
As professional mariner with 26 years experience, from commercial fishing, towing, public charters and tourism to private yachts, it is my desire to continue advancing in the Private Yacht Industry while upgrading my certification. Presently on course for 500 ton certification with MCA.
Skills and Assets
My master and navigational experience include areas ranging from Sitka-Alaska to Cabo San Lucas-Mexico, Caribbean, Bahamas and Chesapeake Bay with extensive time spent in British Columbian, Alaskan and Mexican waters. I have also taught other mariners in both Canada and the US the Fishing Masters IV and 60 ton Master, 200 ton practical and RIB, VHF courses. Having owned and operated a Yacht Chartering Business for over 7 years, this has enhanced my ability to manage personnel and yacht charter operations, understand and deal appropriately with many situations including staffing and high end clienteles, as well as mechanical and exterior maintenance of a high end charter yacht.
Licenses and Certifications
• MCA 200 ton Oceans Unlimited-OOW 500gt
MCA Medical Person in Charge
• GMDSS MCA
• Stability 500gt
• ARPA radar and navigation
• Master Seamanship and Meteorology 500gt
• Jet Boat Experience
• Bronze cross and Bronze medallion (Life Guard)
• Open water PADI diver
• Water and winter sports instructor for both able and disabled persons
• Over 4000 miles tender towing experience.
2009-2011 Fractional Yacht Ownership 100ft
10 owner group with crew of Four
Florida, Bahamas, Abacos, Exumas, BVI, USVI, Puerto Rico, Chesapeake Bay
2005 - 2009 Fractional Yacht Ownership 58ft M/Y Viking Sport Cruiser San Diego/Mexico
Captain/Engineer/ Sports Instructor and Facilitator
Sea of Cortes, Pacific
2005 – 2009 Private Yacht Captain 76ft Estate Manager 10 staff M/Y Viking Sport fish Vancouver/Mexico
Captain/Engineer/ Tournament Sport fishermen/ Sea of Cortes, Pacific
2001 – 2006 Vancouver Yacht Charters Ltd (Owner) 75ft M/V 100 Passenger Dinner & Event Charter Yacht
1999 – 2004 Freelance Captain 40 ft to 225ft with speeds up to 42 knots. Charter Yacht, Term and Dinner Charter, Whale Watching, Water Taxi for Pilot industry, 68’ Sailing charter, Private Pacific Coastal Cruising; West coast Canada, Alaska Mexican Waters.
1998 – 2000 Community Fisheries Development Centre (CFDC) Employment Counsellor, Instructor in
Partnership with Coast Guard and City Hall
1986 – 1999 Tyee No.1 - 130ft Fishing Vessel First Mate; fishing for Salmon, Herring, Halibut, Urchins and King Crab; West coast Canadian and Alaskan waters
1998 – 1999 M/V Elfin – 108ft Term Charter Vessel Captain/Engineer
1986 – 1999 Oceans & Fisheries Ltd 98ft to 148ft Deck Hand/cook/mate various commercial fishing vessels and trawlers including Salmon, King crab and herring
1996 – 1999 Vancouver Ocean Challenge Society Deputy Director/Skipper
Working with 58 youths to meet the challenge of a rowing/sailing adventure from Nanaimo, BC to Victoria, BC in 27ft Navy Whalers
Cedric Towers Vancouver Whale Watch 604-274-9565 email@example.com
Michael French International Yacht Training 954-779-7764 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kurt Holstein Rosetta 609.577.2029 email@example.com
Additional information about vessels operated and References upon request