About me

I’m a professionally registered engineer with over 25 years of at-sea engineering experience, firstly within the British Royal Navy, followed by some commercial experience and more recently as a sole engineer on 37-44m yachts. I am currently sailing as Second Engineer on a 70m Lürssen and hold my SV Chief Engineer (Unlimited), less than 9000kW, less than 3000GT CoC. I am a hands-on engineer with a multi-manufacturer engine maintainer background and have worked extensively as a gas turbine and propulsion equipment technician, having sailed as a Chief Engineer on an 80+m expedition vessel as well as Second Engineer on two 133m ships. Having been both a technician and an engineering manager, I am familiar with the service and repair of a wide variety of yacht equipment. Additionally, I have regularly worked on vessels with minimal shore support and am capable of diagnosis on a diverse range of systems and equipment, whether it be mechanical, electrical or AV/IT-based. I also have well-developed computing skills. I am a great team player and having spent a long time within sea-going vessels and I have great interaction with other crew members. I’m always well presented and with my background with VIP engagement, guest interaction is second nature to me. Furthermore, I am entirely capable of working alone to achieve positive and timely outcomes due to my strong organisational skills. Assisting with docking, anchoring and watersports equipment on deck holds no concerns for me, as I am an active and fit individual. Having been very successful within the yachting sector within a relatively short time span, I am now looking to bolster my experience by moving to a larger yacht as Chief Engineer. I am a keen sportsman and fit and healthy individual who undertakes regular high-intensity exercise. I am currently learning Spanish and am fully Covid-19 vaccinated.

Experience

Chief Engineer(Full time) at

December 2018 - September 2019 (8 mons 16 days)

Chief Engineer. Managed and led 17 highly trained multi-disciplined engineering specialists across two departments, operating globally.

Chief Engineer(Full time) at

March 2021 - May 2021 (2 mons)

Sole engineer, responsible for the safe and timely upkeep, maintenance, planning and performance trials of all mechanical and electrical engineering systems, including AV/IT, a tender and Seadoo 260GT

Chief Engineer(Full time) at

May 2021 - December 2021 (6 mons 6 days)

Joined just prior to the season with minimal time to prepare for a boss trip and charters. The yacht had minimal engineering support for the previous three years and required extensive maintenance.

Chief Engineer(Full time) at

December 2021 - February 2022 (2 mons 10 days)

Headhunted, due to gas turbine experience, to join prior to the start of a shipyard period where extensive work has been planned to fit stabs and provide some significant upgrades to guest facilities.

Second Engineer(Rotational) at

February 2022 - Currently employed

Actively approached by a previous naval colleague to join at the start of a 15-year survey shipyard period, due to my extensive refit experience.

Qualifications

  • Car Driving License
  • ENG-1
  • MCA Chief Engineer 9000kW
  • MCA EOOW Unlimited
  • Motorcycle Driving License
  • Proficiency in Designated Security Duties
  • Proficiency in Security Awareness
  • STCW 95

Hobbies & Interests

I am a keen sportsman and fit and healthy individual who undertakes regular high-intensity exercise. I love motorbikes and motorcycle racing and I am currently learning Spanish and reacquainting myself with French.

Certificates

  • Certificate of Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (Expiry: 15 Jun 2022)
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques (Expiry: 11 Jun 2022)
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (Expiry: 16 Nov 2023)
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Elementary First Aid (Expiry: 08 Nov 2023)
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Medical First Aid (Expiry: 09 Oct 2024)
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (Expiry: 20 Nov 2023)
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting (Expiry: 21 Nov 2024)
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats (Expiry: 09 Jul 2025)
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (Expiry: 07 Nov 2024)
  • ENG1 (Expiry: 09 Sep 2023)

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