When it comes to your family’s safety, Live Blue is there. With professional services for power vessels up to 100 gross tons and short-term or long-term Captaining options that ensure you can enjoy the peace of mind in knowing a real expert will be at sea while doing whatever there needs to be done.
The Captain's Role
The primary responsibilities of the Captain include the vessel’s seaworthiness, the safety of the vessel and its crew and passengers. The Captain is in command of the operation, navigation, crew management, and ensuring that the vessel complies with local and international laws, as well as any company and state regulations. In short, the Captain of a vessel has a lot more responsibility than just driving.
Professional Captains licensing ranges from a “six-pack” to a “Master Unlimited”. There are years of training, education, certifications, and on-the-water hours needed just to become licensed. There is also specialized education, certifications, and additional hours on the water required to perform certain tasks on a vessel and to be able to operate in different environments and conditions.
Why Hire a Captain
There are many reasons why you want to hire a professional captain. A professional is required in many cases such as by law, operation type, and even by insurance companies. There are many rules and regulations that vessels are subject to as well; making a Captain a necessity in many cases. Captains provide a level of expertise in very sophisticated boat systems to protect your investment.
Experience on the water is what allows others to safely enjoy their time on the water without having to worry about passenger safety, operations, navigation, marine hazards, and weather. Time is another factor. Taking care of vessels, even the smallest of ones requires a lot of time and effort to keep them operating and looking their best.
When you hire a Captain you are hiring a professional and just like any other professional they are experts in the maritime industry and can ensure that your boating experience is hassle-free and enjoyable.
Rent your vessel and earn money
Just like there are rentals for homes, ridesharing, and similar rental programs for homes and cars there are options for yachts as well. Make money with your vessel and help offset expenses or even make a profit. Captain Bill will help you navigate it all from the weekend rental, to bareboat to fully operational charter vessels.
Captain Bill will ensure that if you decide to rent your yacht it is properly insured, the vessel is properly equipped, and procedures are in place for mechanical issues, breakdowns, and towing. If you are away Captain Bill will even inspect the vessel before and after the rental. If you need or require a Captain to operate your rental yacht, Captain Bill can handle that too.
Reduce your cost of ownership, keep your yacht in top running condition, use it when you want and take advantage of Captain Bill’s services to manage it all for you so that you do not have to.