Full time Hands-on Captain/Eng+Stew/cook
on 70’ to 115’ MY
Dear yacht owner,
We would like to present ourselves as a great professional and hands-on Canadian team, perfectly able to take care of your motor yacht on the 70’ to 110’ range. The location of the vessel can be in the US, Bahamas, the Carribeans or even the Med as we would like to discover more territories. My MCA Master 200t Offshore licence doesn't allow me to work on US flagged vessels. We worked as full time crew on a 76' Ferretti from 2010 to 2015 in Miami FL and are presently crew on a 86' Outer Reef 2014 along the US East Coast and winters in Bahamas since December 2016.
We have been cruising the last 25 years mainly in Quebec waters but made thirdy four (35) deliveries Montreal-Florida. So, we are at ease with the Eastern US all the way to the Keys. We also made a few trips to the Bahamas since 2010. We have good management skills and good engeneering troubleshooting experiences.
I, Martin, was born in 1963 in Chambly, Canada, son of (late) Alphonse Briand, teacher at the Canadian Power Squadrons in the Montreal area in the 1970's and founding member of the Québec pleasure craft owner's Association. I began my personal experience in the yachting field at the early age of four, acting then as ''mate'' on my father's modified 50' wooden fishing motoryacht. Civil Engineering technician by profession, I also worked in the local marine industry in the customer service, mainly as boat commissionner for the last 25 years (since 1990), in charge of group charters for our customers. My goal is always to find the best locations for a vacation and in the safest way possible.
Suzan, my team mate since 1999, has been in the customer care business for over 20 years or so as a dental assistant for the same firm. She was an hostess at our famous Olympic Stadium. She also worked in restaurants and bar in the local area. She has been taking culinary lessons in the Montreal Culinary Institute as she is also perfect with ropes, mate functions and loves diving too.
We hope that our education and experience will suit your needs. We truly feel that we, as a hands-on couple, are not afraid of the hard work and long hours. We speak English & French by the way…