Captain Qualifications (CV)


JONATHAN C. BELLEMARE —Download to Print

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Summary of Qualifications
• Professional Mariner
• Experienced Charter Captain
• USCG Masters License and PADI Certified Diver
• Seasoned Yacht Club and Yard General Manager
• Certified Call Force Firefighter and Emergency Medical Services Volunteer

Below you will find my CV, documenting current nautical and employment experience for your background.

Employment Objective

Licensed Boat Captain with high energy, amiable personality, leadership qualities, staff management, sales and merchandising experience. As a motivated nautical business professional, I’m interested in continuing to expand my experiences and explore additional industry growth opportunities—on yachts, either on deck, in the engine room, or in the yard.

Charter and Professional Yachtsmen Experience

Experienced Charter Captain, since 2010 -- in addition to captaining Pocket Super Yachts in the Caribbean,  I have annually captained 50+foot catamarans in the British Virgin Islands for MIT, Sloan Business School charters, sailing out of Tortola in the BVI (average 8-10 guests). As the captain teaming with 1st mate (Kaitlyn Barker Bellemare), we were responsible for complete provisioning, overall yacht tidiness and quality guest relations.  Experience ranged from providing three meals a day and cocktail happy hours to leading shore, snorkeling/diving and sailing excursions. Comfortable conducting customer briefings and ongoing customer relations, for both private and corporate charters, as well as leading guided tours and managing related retail operations.

Previously, worked as captain for Yachting Solutions in Maine; Flagship Adventures Boston Harbor Tour and, in St. Maarten with the "America's Cup" 12 Metre Challenge charter operation, as first mate on US-56 (Stars and Stripes). Experienced working for New Hampshire Sea Tow and Managed a Marina/Yacht Club in Maine. Currently, full-time captain of a 60’ 1975 Grand Banks out of Camden, ME

Over 15,000+ Nautical Miles of experience as a professional Mariner

  • 60’ 1975 Grand Banks Freelance Captain - Deliver from Maine to NC Offshore and ICW -- round trip (current full-time captain position, out of Camden,ME)
  • 57’ Lagoon 570 Pride Full Time Captain/Chef Team with my Wife – Term Charter Boat in USVI and BVI  (guest comments)
  • 46M Bennetti Superyacht “Francine” Temp First Mate – prep for delivery from CT to Ft Lauderdale prep and load into Boat Show - Burgess Management  Yacht
  • Day Captain Motor Yachts 30-60’ – Maine Summer 2015
  • 50’ Hunt Power Yacht – Seasonal Captain – Maine Summer 2015
  • 67’ Custom Sailing yacht – Crew / Relief Captain – Maine summer 2015
  • 76’ Custom Sailing yacht – Delivery Captain and Rigger – Maine Summer 2015

Practical Boating Qualifications

Fully documented and certified US Coast Guard (USCG) Captain, 100 Ton Near Coastal Masters License —with sailing and towing endorsements, STCW and US Sailing Safety at Sea Certifications.  I grew up sailing the coast of Maine and New Hampshire with my family.  Experience includes:

  • General knowledge operating and maintaining boats from small tenders to large charter yachts
  • Fueling and basic maintenance, oil changes and winterizing
  • Rigging, handling lines during docking maneuvers, using moorings and anchoring
  • GPS navigation, chart plotter and overnight sailing
  • Additional instruments, such as—autopilot, marine radar, VHF radio, and multi-function instruments
  • Varnishing woodwork, and also experienced detailing yachts inside and out

Yacht Club Management and Entrepreneur Experience

  • A Captain’s Touch (ACT) – Yacht services – on going, since 2010
    • Freelance Captain services, Crew, Port Captain, Diving services, Interior/ Exterior detailing, Management, Instruction, Varnish/Paint work, Mechanical Repair, Rigging
  • Arundel Yacht Club Manager – 2012- May 2015
    • Operations manager – Waterfront, Administrative and Customer service

Professional Nautical License and Certifications

Completed US Coast Guard Masters captain’s course at New England Maritime in 2008; received a USCG Captain, 100 Ton Near Coastal Masters License —with sailing and towing endorsements. Also STCW and US Sailing Safety at Sea Certifications and PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Open Water Diver Certified.

Employment History

  • COO, Master Captain—For Hire; & ACT Yacht Services; ongoing freelance. Working on yachts up to 150', currently full-time captain on 60' motor yacht out of Camden, ME. ; June 2012-current. Currently, full-time captain on 60' motor yacht out of Camden, ME
  • S/Y PrideUSVI BVI based Lagoon 570, 2015—Full Time Captain/Chef Team, Term Charter Boat in USVI and BVI.; Nov 15, 2015- May 2016
  • Yachting Solutions Captain; Rockport, ME;; 2015
    – Responsible for running four boats, ranging from two smaller 30’ Hunt Harrier power day boats, to a larger 44’ Hunt power yacht, to a 70’ cold molded sailboat named Isobel
  • Arundel Yacht Club General Manager; Kennebunkport, ME;; 2012-2014
    – Carried out general management duties, in such a manner, as to provide the best possible service to Club members, guests and transient boaters while maintaining Club by-laws, rules, regulations and policies
  • Biddeford Fire Department Call Force Firefighter and Kennebunkport Emergency Medical Services (KEMS) volunteer; Biddeford, ME; 2013-current
    – Work in conjunction with the Career firefighters; responding to incidents and helping ensure the safety and well being of the citizens, and visitors of surrounding communities
  • Flagship Adventures; Salem and Boston, Massachusetts, Charter Captain; 2008–2010
    – Charter captain, tour guide, as well as oversee company’s Boston harbor retail site;
  • St. Maarten "America's Cup" 12 Metre Challenge; Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, N.A.; charter operation, as First Mate on US-56 (Stars and Stripes); 2008- 2009;
    – First mate, in charge of mechanical and cosmetic maintenance and upkeep
  • New Hampshire Sea Tow; Meredith, New Hampshire; 2008–2008;
    – On call Captain, responsible for tow boat operations
  • The Ski Market, LTD; Nashua, New Hampshire; 2007–2008; as well as: 2004 –2006;
    – Assistant Sales Manager, skilled in customer relations, selling and negotiating techniques
  • Town Fair Tire; Nashua, New Hampshire; 2006–2007;
    – Assistant Sales Manager, staff management, experienced

Training, Education and Honors

  • STCW-95: Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers—renewed 2015
  • Graduate of the Maine Firefighter Academy—2013
  • PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Open Water Diver Certified—2012
  • US Sailing Safety at Sea Certification—April 2009
  • USCG Masters captain’s curriculum at New England Maritime; 100 Ton Near Coastal Masters License, also with sailing and towing endorsements—May 2008
  • Basic Fire Fighting & Elementary First Aid and CPR Certification—May 2008
  • USCG Assistance Towing Certificate—May 2008
  • Desperate Measures, Basic Selling Skills Sales Training; by Integrated Training Solutions—November 2004
  • Hollis/Brookline High School; graduated June 2004—ski team captain and NH State meet finalist 3 straight years