Jon Bellemare, Professional Mariner, USCG Licensed Master Captain (100 Ton Near Coastal)—has grown up as a local marine industry enthusiast sailing the coast of Maine and New Hampshire. Capt. Jon is a fully documented and certified US Coast Guard (USCG) Captain, with a 100 Ton Near Coastal Masters License, also with sailing and towing endorsements.
He developed a genuine love for the ocean and boats at an early age. Early on he attended New England Maritime and was accredited with his USCG Masters Captain license and became Scuba certified. Some of his earliest nautical working experiences were on boats in the Caribbean island of St. Maarten and the greater Boston Harbor areas, as well as yacht club management and boat tendering primarily based out of southern Maine. Founder of A Captain’s Touch (ACT) Yacht Management company, servicing Maine and surrounding areas, and captaining Luxury Catamaran Charters in the Caribbean. In addition, graduated from the Maine Fire Academy and is a certified Call Force Firefighter and Emergency Medical Services volunteer. He takes great pride in helping others, and has a real enthusiasm for boats and the firehouse community.
Kait, First Mate and Chef was raised in Kennebunk, Maine. She spent most of her summers sailing the St. George River in Thomaston, Maine with her family. Similar to Jon, Kait developed a great love for the ocean at an early age. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Mary Washington, located in Fredericksburg, VA. — where, she played four years of collegiate lacrosse. After graduation spent several years working in sales in Colorado and Maine.
Jon and Kait were married in September, 2015 and will forever share their love for the ocean.