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Vessel Handling:

A core competency of ours is expert vessel handling. We possess the knowledge, experience, and finesse required to navigate vessels of varying sizes and complexities, ensuring the safety and satisfaction of all onboard.

Our commitment to safety, attention to detail, and comprehensive industry knowledge makes us trusted and accomplished captains. We are dedicated to delivering top-notch service and maintaining the highest standards of maritime excellence.

Comprehensive Knowledge:

Our skillset extends to all various aspects of yacht maintenance, including naval architecture,engineering, coatings and safety requirements. We are well-versed in the implementation of safety protocols to ensure the well-being of passengers and crew.


The Captains

Lewin Usilton

Founder and Principal , Licensed Master

A seasoned captain with a career spanning over 30 years.

Lewin grew up on the water and at the age of 8 was taught large traditional single engine boat handling.He took his first command at 26 and has run many succesful programs private and charter with saftey and care.Having also been the engineer during most of his commands, he has been able to provide great savings to the programs budgets.He has handled vessels in multiple boat shows in the tightest of quarters.


 US license as Master 3000 International / 1600 domestic tons of all oceans

  • CFC license

  • Padi rescue diver certification

  • Aerial work platform certified

  • Respirator training instructor

  • Scaffold certified

  • Forklift certified

  • Holds a US patent

He also holds a number of USCG endorsements.

My extensive background encompasses a wide range of skills and responsibilities in shipyard and shipboard environments, along with having remodled multiple homes and being awarded a U.S. Patent.

Captain W.Lewin Usilton

Iver Franzen

Captain Iver Franzen

Naval Architect, Marine Consultant, Licensed Master

Iver Franzen's 45- year maritime career has included work both as a captain and as a naval architect. Iver became a licensed captain in 1980, and now has a 500 Ton Master's License, with endorsements for auxiliary sail and 1600 Ton OSVs, with numerous USCG and STCW endorsements. After earning his BA from Union College in 1974 and working as a professional ski patrolman and mountain SAR coordinator at Killington, he worked many years as a charter and delivery captain, and many more as a commercial passenger vessel captain, throughout the East Coast and Caribbean. He's worked in naval architecture since 1987, starting with an intensive 5-year apprenticeship with Professor Thomas Gillmer (US Naval Academy, retired), becoming a member of SNAME in 1992. He's been involved in numerous projects such as Pride of Baltimore II, Kalmar Nyckel, the 1996 refit of USS Constitution ("Old Ironsides"), USS Constellation, passenger s/v Clipper City, USCG Eagle, and passenger s/v's Arabella, Elissa, Providence, and Maryland Dove, to name only a few. Iver opened his own naval architecture practice in Annapolis in 1996, and continues to work as a sailing, power, tall ship and commercial vessel designer (new-builds, conversions and repair), USCG certification consultant, researcher and writer, educator, public speaker, and, when an interesting situation comes along, as a captain.

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