Resume for Geff Dazeley

Professional Motoryacht Captain. Experienced, professional and available worldwide.

Gff Dazeley

Education:

  • 2014 Revalidation Master Yacht 3000gt New Zealand Certification
  • 2014 Revalidation Master Yacht 3000 gt Cayman Island Endorsement
  • 2013 Revalidation of STCW certification 
  • 2009 Master Yacht 3000gt - Cayman Island Endorsement
  • 2008 Master Yacht 3000gt - New Zealand certification
  • 2000 Master 500gt – Off Shore Master commercial certification
  • 1998 Engineer Class 5 (ELS)
  • 1992 Commercial Launch Master certification
  • 1984-1988 HMNZ Dockyards - 8000 Hr Apprenticeship. (Marine fabricator/welder)

Insurance (approved coverage):    

  • Alliance Marine (Underwriters LLOYDS of London), (ACE GLOBAL MARKETS, Leader)
  • Chubb (masterpiece yacht coverage)
  • British Marine Insurers 

Summary of waters cruised:

100,000 + sea miles.

  • Atlantic Crossings (x 7)
  • Panama Canal Transit (x 5)
  • St Lawrence Seaway & Welland canal transit (x 2), Great Lakes, Ontario, Erie, Huron, Michigan.
  • Inside Passage to Alaska (x 4)
  • Mediterranean - France, Italy, Spain, Malta, Adriatic-Italy, Croatia, Greece, Turkey
  • Bahamas, México East & West Coasts, Panamá, Costa Rica, Belize
  • West Coast America including - Alaska, San Juan Islands, Victoria, Vancouver, Columbia River, San Francisco.
  • East Coast America & Canada including - Montreal, Quebec, Halifax, Boston to Florida

Work History:

February 2014, 3 Month Contract - Delivery & Relief Captain

  M/Y "FOUR WISHES" (144' Palmer Johnson)

  • Delivery BVI's to Ft Lauderdale  (approx 1000  Nm)
  • Prepare and plan vessel for Lloyds 10 year refit
  • Plan and haul vessel  for full paint and exterior refit
  • Manage crew, yacht finances and contractor invoicing

October 2013, 2 Month Contract - Delivery & Relief Captain

  M/Y "FOUR WISHES" (144' Palmer Johnson)

  • Delivery Malta to St Maarten. (approx 4400 Nm)
  • Prepare vessel for upcoming charter season
  • Manage crew and yacht finances

June 2013,  - Delivery & Relief Captain

  M/Y "VvS1" (112 Alloy Yachts)

  • Delivery San Remo, Italy to Gocek, Turkey. (approx 1200 Nm)
  • Manage passage planning and crew

March 2013, 2 Month Contract - Delivery & Relief Captain

  M/Y "FOUR WISHES" (144' Palmer Johnson)

  • Delivery St Maarten to Rome, Italy. (approx 4200 Nm)
  • Prepare vessel for upcoming charter season
  • Manage crew and yacht finances

January 2013 5 week contract delivery

M/Y "WESTPORT 4009 - 40m" (130' Westport Yacht)

  • Westport, Washington to Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • (Approx. 5800Nm)
  • Help with preperations for the Miami boat show
  • Help deliver and setup for Miami show

October 2012, 2 Month Contract - Delivery & Relief Captain

  M/Y "FOUR WISHES" (144' Palmer Johnson)

  • Delivery Barcelona to St Maarten. (approx 3700 Nm)
  • Prepare vessel for Antigua charter show & upcoming charter season
  • Deliver vessel from St Maarten to Antigua prior to show commencing.
  • Manage crew and yacht finances

April 2012, 2 Month Contract - Delivery & Relief Captain

  M/Y "FOUR WISHES" (144' Palmer Johnson)

  • Delivery St Thomas to Genoa. (approx 4300 Nm)
  • Prepare vessel for the Genoa International charter show
  • Manage crew and yacht finances

September 2011, 3 Month Contract - Delivery & Relief Captain

  M/Y "FOUR WISHES" (144' Palmer Johnson) 

  • Delivery Genoa to Fort Lauderdale, Via St Thomas. (approx 5100 Nm)
  • Oversee 7 week refit
  • Complete Lloyds Intermediate survey
  • Manage yacht and refit finances
  • Manage crew and refit sub contractors

 April 2011, 2 Month Contract - Delivery & Relief Captain

 M/Y "FOUR WISHES" (144' Palmer Johnson)  

  • Delivery St Thomas to Rome (approx 4300 Nm) 
  • Prepare yacht for charter season
  • Oversee scheduled maintenance
  • Manage crew and yacht finances 
 

 January 2011 – 6 Week Contract - Relief Captain

M/Y "MOON SAND" (138’ Sovereign Yachts)

  • Prepare vessel for Miami Boat show
  • Upgrade and maintain engine room.
  • Hand over to new Engineer
 

September 2010, 2 Month Contract - Delivery & Relief Captain

M/Y "FOUR WISHES" (144' Palmer Johnson)

  • Delivery Gibraltar to St Martin (approx 3300 Nm)
  • Prepare Yacht for charter season
  • Oversee scheduled maintenance
  • Manage crew and yacht finances

 December 2009 – July 2010 - Captain

M/Y "LORETTA ANNE" (131’ Alloy Yachts)

Bahamas, Belize, Ft Lauderdale

 

September 2009 4 Week Contract - Delivery

M/Y "WESTPORT 4003 - 40m" (130' Westport Yacht)

  • Prepare new vessel for delivery
  • Delivery Westport Washington to Ft Lauderdale (approx 5700 Nm)

 

June 2009 – 8 Week Contract - Relief Engineer

M/Y "MOON SAND" (138’ Sovereign Yachts)

  • Engineer - yard refit.

 

May 2006 – June 2009 - Permanent Captain

M/Y "PASSION FOR EXCELLENCE" (112’ Westport Yacht)

  • Commissioned and employed full crew for new vessel, May 2006
  • Completed month trip of West Coast, USA with new owners before delivering to Harbour Town, South Carolina
  • Owners trip to Bahamas, April 2007
  • Warranty and owner upgrades in Ft Lauderdale, May 2007
  • Owners trip in Great Lakes, summer 2007
  • Took over Engineering responsibility as well as Captain’s role, September 2007
  • Owners trip to Florida Keys, April 2008
  • Warranty and owner upgrades in Ft Lauderdale, spring 2008
  • Owners trip to NE Coast, USA, summer 2008

 

March 2004 – November 2005 - Permanent Captain

M/Y "SENSATION" (112' Westport Yacht)

  • Commissioned and employed full crew for new vessel, April 2004
  • 2 x Seasons in Alaska, San Juan Islands, Vancouver, Columbia River, San Francisco, San Diego, Mexico

 

December 2002- December 2003 - Permanent Captain

M/Y "UBIQUITOUS" (112' Westport Yacht)

  • Employed full crew for Americas Cup & charters around New Zealand Loaded M/Y Ubiquitous onto Dock Express in April 2003
  • Mediterranean summer season 2003 - Venice, Croatia, Malta, Corsica, Sardinia, Italy and France
  • Bahamas, November 2003
  • Prepared boat for Ft Lauderdale Boat Show 2003 

 

 December 2001 – December 2002 - 1st Mate / Relief Captain

M/Y "UBIQUITOUS" (112' Westport Yacht)

  • Ft Lauderdale to Isla Mujeres, Isla Mujeres to Panamá Canal, Panamá to Acapulco, Acapulco to Ixtapa, Ixtapa to Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas,
  • Cabo San Lucas to Long Beach, CA.  
  •  (USA to Auckland, containership)

 

January 2001- June 2001 Relief Captain / Delivery Crew

M/Y "SPIRIT" (85' Craig Loomes)

  • New Zealand to Panama Canal; Panama Canal to Portugal on board container ship (rider)
  • Delivery Portugal to Mónaco

 

May 2000-January 2001 (Delivery crew)

M/Y "ESCAPADE"  (85' Sean Booth)

  • Delivery Auckland to Tonga (approx 1100Nm)
  • Maritime Studies at New Zealand Maritime School
  • Part time as Master on high speed ferries

 

August 1999 - May 2000 Captain - Manager

M/Y "WESTPOINT" (65' Bill Upfold)

  • Commissioned new vessel
  • Managed vessel and crew through 4 month charter during Americas cup.

 

April 1995 - March 1999 - Senior Skipper / Operations Manager

M/V CITY CAT and M/V TIRI CAT

  • Crew rosters
  • Vessel maintenance
  • Vessel movements 

1992-1995

Captaining various charter fishing, dive and dinner cruise vessels in the Auckland maritime Gulf 

Other skills:

Fishing

  • Worked on numerous family owned fishing and dive charter boats, and a marine supply company.  Run deep sea fishing and game charters in New Zealand waters.
  • Apprenticeship at Devonport Naval Dockyard as refit Engineer.