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Captain's Yacht Services, LLC

We take care of your boat as if it were our own.

John Easley
USCG Licensed 100 Ton Master

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*America's Great Loop Cruiser's Association sponsor

"There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats"
- 'The Wind in the Willows'

Services Offered

Prepurchase Consultation

There is a wide range of boat choices available and knowing which will suit your needs can sometimes be confusing. I am happy to help you sort through the options and will accompany you to showings to help find the right fit for you and your cruising needs.

Local and Regional Delivery

I am Florida-based and am available to pick up and deliver your boat anywhere along the Gulf coast, Florida Keys, US East Coast from Florida up to Maine, inland rivers, or the Bahamas. Perhaps you bought a boat but you do not have the time to bring it to your home port or you are not confident in your skills to do so. I will bring your boat to its new home. With crew and vessel safety foremost in mind, I plan carefully and always keep an eye on current and future weather conditions, tides, current, local conditions, and other vessel traffic. Owners are welcome to crew or I can provide my own or we can do a combination.

Maybe you would like to take your family or friends boating in the Florida Keys or the Bahamas but your own schedule keeps you so busy you need to maximize your available time. We will pick up your boat and bring it to the port of your choice where it will await your arrival. After your vacation cruise, we will return it to your home port. Trust us to bring your boat to the location of your choice.

While I am aboard your boat, you will receive regular updates on the status. Once I arrive at your boat, I will share my location with you through Google Maps or Nebo. You will always know where your boat is.

I make every effort to know a vessel and its systems before leaving port. I monitor system operations and believe in being pro-active to avoid problems. I do not believe I am hired to merely "drive the boat" and if it breaks someone else will fix it. If I can provide service to prevent or lessen a problem, I will.

New Owner Orientation and Training

This is hands-on, in-the-water training on your new boat. You may have had smaller boats and have now stepped up to a larger size or this may be your first boat. There are many challenges in learning how to safely operate your new pride and joy. I will coach you through the basics of operating the major systems on the boat, docking and undocking, refueling, line handling, communication with crew, navigation, and anchoring.

Owners are always welcome on any delivery. A certain amount of training when owners are aboard is expected and this is happily provided at no additional cost.

Private Charter

Entertaining family, friends, or business associates aboard your boat can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience for all. I am happy to take the helm so you can focus on your event. Discretion is an absolute guarantee.

Survey Skipper

Brokers in the Sarasota/Bradenton/St Pete/Tampa/Clearwater area: If the owner isn't available to drive for the survey and sea trial, I will be happy to do so. My involvement is typically only half a day so I only charge $250.


My family started boating when I was about ten years old. Over the decades, I have driven or crewed on boats ranging from runabouts and pontoon boats to 35 foot commercial dive boats to 75 foot super yachts. Military service instilled a strong sense of ethics. As a Coast Guard certified Master, you can rest assured I will take care of your boat as if it were my very own.

I am a PADI Divemaster and certified in First Aid and CPR.

When I show up at your boat, I will arrive equipped with online charts, a flashlight, a multi-tool (pocket knife, pliers, screwdriver, etc), a First Aid kit, and a handheld VHF radio in case the one on your boat should suddenly fail. I am a non-smoker and drug free. While aboard and operating your boat, I do not drink.

Captain John at the helm

Boats Recently Delivered or Operated

42' Chris Craft
52' Jefferson
72' Viking
50' Carver
37' Silverton
42' Cruisers
48' Navigator
40' Mainship
48' SeaRay Sedan Bridge
43' Carver C43
32’ Maxum
35’ Regal Sport Coupe
45’ Carver 456 Aft Cabin
35’ Mainship
44’ Fountaine Pajot Helia
38' Cruisers
55' Hi-Star
36' Heritage East
50' SeaRay
45' Cruisers Cantius
53' Hatteras Classic
58’ Viking Princess
56’ Prestige
36’ Chris Craft Catalina
44’ SeaRay
58’ SeaRay Sedan Bridge
44’ Lagoon Catamaran
52’ Hatteras Sportfish
39' Silverton MY
40’ SeaRay Motor Yacht
25' Parker 2520
42’ Jefferson
44’ Island Packet
38’ Cruisers 375
75' Millennium "Super Yacht"
43’ Mainship
36’ Carver
48’ SeaRay
50’ Silverton Convertible
52’ Harbormaster
43’ Carver
42’ Novatec
59' SeaRay L590 Sedan Bridge
51’ Hyatt
42’ Carver 405
22' Sea Born Center Console
40’ Carver C40
70’ Hatteras Motor Yacht
44’ SeaRay Sundancer
47' Carver
49’ Hampton
55’ Neptunus
29’ Ranger Tug
40’ Bavaria
47" SeaRay Express
58’ Ocean Alexander
38’ Donzi
54’ Ocean Alexander
48’ SeaRay Express
28’ Carver Mariner
50’ Galeon 500 Fly
38’ Regal
43’ Silverton MY
50’ Absolute
26’ Regal XO
54’ Maritimo
58' Hatteras LRC
54’ Prestige 500s
42’ Marquis
52’ Beneteau Swift Trawler
48’ Offshore Pilothouse
57’ Carver 560
57’ Marlow 57E
40’ Greenline Hybrid
34’ Nordic Tug
60’ Cruisers Cantius Flybridge
47’ Sabreline Flybridge
45’ Prestige 450 Fly
42’ Grand Banks
55’ Fleming
48’ Offshore pilothouse
47’ Galeon
40’ Marine Trader
68’ Grand Alaskan
42’ American Tug
28’ Axopar
50’ Azimut
49’ Meridian
42’ Regal Commodore
38’ Mariner Orient Europa
37’ Mainship Motor Yacht
43’ Tiara Sovran
35’ Albin Command Bridge



Deliveries, New Owner Training, and Private Charters are $500 per day. If you are a couple and would like individualized training as a helmsman and a deckhand/line handler, I will happily divide my time between the two of you or bring along a trusted First Mate, who is an excellent deckhand and line handler. His experience and insights are an additional $200 per day and well worth it.

If I am completing a delivery for you, all docking fees, fuel charges, cruising permits (only applicable in the Caribbean), mechanical issues, and travel to or from the location of your boat are itemized with receipts and directly passed through to you. No surcharges are added.

Travel days to or from your vessel, my rate drops to $200 per day and $100 per day for any crew.

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