Is the Captain licensed?
The Captain holds a USCG Master Mariner License and is endorsed to operate inspected and uninspected sailing, towing and power driven vessels up to 50 gross tons on inland and near coastal waters in the United States for either private or charter use.
License # USA000342962
Verify credentials on the USCG Homeport Website.
What kind of boats has the Captain operated?
2015 Aquila 48 Power Catamaran, 2009 Beneteau 49 Sail, 2015 Aquila 44 Power Catamaran, 2003 McKinna 58 Power, 2017 Jeanneau 47 Sail, 1985 Baba 40 Sail, 1978 Pacemaker 66 Power, 2017 Jeanneau 35 Sail, 1990 Grand Soleil 39 Sail, 1989 Amel Super Maramu 52 Sail, 1990 Bayliner 28 Power, 2000 Custom Gaff-Rigged Schooner 118 Sail, 2005 CWS Parasail Boat, 2016 Jeanneau 54 Sail, 2013 Leopard 39 Catamaran Sail, kayaks, small sailboats, dinghys, and that's just to name a few!
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Where has the Captain delivered boats?
New Orleans LA, Norwalk CT, Annapolis MD, New York City NY, The US Virgin Islands, The British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Turks & Caicos, The Bahamas and all over Florida including Lake Okeechobee, Key West, Jacksonville, Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Miami, Marathon, Marco Island, Boca Grand, Sarasota, Tampa, Panama City and many more cities.
How should I prepare my vessel?
Excellent question! As a boat owner, you can save yourself time and money by adequately preparing your vessel. Here is the FWC's list of required safety equipment. In addition, you can read some suggestions on the Boat Owner's Headquarters page of this site. I often find that flares are out of date so double check the expiration on the side. I recommend polishing all fuel tanks before a long trip and making sure you have at least two bilge pumps that operate automatically. Call Captain Tyler for specific questions regarding preparation for your boat or yacht.
May I come along on the delivery and learn from the experience?
Absolutely. You can take this opportunity to learn from a professional yacht captain. I'm happy to share some strategies and tips for planning a successful voyage.
What kind of communication should I expect from the Captain during and after the delivery?
That's totally up to you. Some owners prefer to only be notified once the vessel is berthed in her new slip while others like a daily update. At the end of the delivery you'll receive a log from each day which will note any problems, fuel consumption and general notes as well as a live track from i-Boating sent via email.
How do I know my vessel is in good hands?