Captain Chubes

In June of 2018, I acquired my 100 Ton Master License with auxiliary sail from the United States Coast Guard. I renewed the license in June of 2023.

I have been sailing since I was a kid, starting on the South Shore of Long Island, NY, and am well-versed in the waterways of both Charleston, SC and Folly Beach. In the past I was more involved in the marine industry, but I now have a boat of my own, a 1967 Boston Whaler Montauk 17, and I still work on boats occasionally.

This page contains a listing along with some brief details about my professional experience in the marine industry, in order of recency.

I am available for charters and deliveries on a case-by-case basis, so feel free to contact me if you need a captain in Charleston and I might be able to help you out.

2022 – Present: Charleston Sailing Adventures

2021 – Present: Sail Folly

  • 27 foot Stiletto catamaran operating on Folly Beach
  • 6-pack charters, part time, summer-centric

2022: 1st Marine

  • Service tech role for the wintertime
  • Worked directly under master electrician for refit of Silver Girl
    • Installed solar panels, alternators, Victron energy components

2016-2022: Charleston Harbor Tours

This was my full time job for 6 years. I started as a deckhand and worked my way up to captain. Here are the boats I worked on, with some info about the vessels and my position on board.

Schooner Pride

The Pride was my main girl for the duration of my tenure at Charleston Harbor Tours. I learned a lot working under many different captains until finally becoming the head captain. Eventually, I left on good terms to pursue my entrepreneurial dreams with Extra Chill.

  • 57 GRT, three-masted masted schooner operating on Charleston Harbor
    • Up to 49 passengers
  • Began as deckhand, promoted to captain in 2019
  • Full time captain 2020-2022
  • Multiple yard periods including refit in 2022
    • Removal of Cummins 4B dated 1990, replace with John Deere 4045
    • Bottom job
    • Cabin rebuild

Charleston Lady

  • Acquired by Charleston Harbor Tours in 2020
    • I am on the books as the first captain to run her for CHT.
  • 47 foot wooden boat, holds up to 49 passengers
  • Worked directly under an older captain to complete Professional-Grade DIY keel repair at Ross Marine.

Carolina Belle, Charleston Princess, Carolina Queen

Various power vessels owned by Charleston Harbor Tours on which I served as a deckhand but not as the master. This includes multiple yard periods & deliveries on all three vessels, plus being present for & involved with engine removal and refit of Carolina Belle in 2022.