BOAT DELIVERY CAPTAIN FOR HIRE
Captain Allen Clark - East Coast USA
serving boaters since 1995
Captain Allen Clark is a USCG Licensed 100 Ton Master Captain and a Pro Marine Photographer who lives in Southern Vermont during the Summer and Tampa Bay, Florida during the Winter. He is available as a boat delivery captain or a personal boating and sailing instructor.
Captain Clark has been a professional in the boating industry since 1995. He has experience as a sailing/boating instructor and yacht delivery captain and an ASA Certified Bareboat Cruising Instructor as well as US Sailing Small Boat Instructor. Capt Clark serves the Northeast United States waters during warmer months and Florida and Caribbean waters during winter months.
Calling Long Island Sound home, he specializes in sailboat and powerboat deliveries in Connecticut and New York but also covers Tampa Bay, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Maine, Bermuda and Florida.
He has extensive experience on the Chesapeake, the East Coast Inland waterway, and the Atlantic Ocean.
Over-Water Deliveries Exclusively / No Trailering
Day rate for captain starts at $350 plus $100 per pro crew member.
CAPTAIN ALLEN M. CLARK
USCG 100 TON MASTER CAPTAINS LICENSE - ASA CERTIFIED BAREBOAT CRUISING INSTRUCTOR
BOATS CAPTAINED EXTENSIVELY:
Fountain Pajot Lucia 40 CatamaranUS-46 (America II) 1987 America's Cup 12 Meter for charter (Allen was the charter captain)X-412J-105Hinckley Talaria 44C&C 36C&C 115McGregor 65Gulfstar 37Jeanneau 37Freedom 30Express 3728' Osprey44' Silverton twin screw
and dozens of other power and sailboats.
Many various deliveries covering the entire U.S. East Coast from Key West, FL to Penobscot Bay, Maine including the Inter-coastal Waterway as well as the British Virgin Islands and Newport, RI to St. Martin via Bermuda.
Allen owned and lived on his Gulfstar 37 while cruising the entire east coast. Now he owns a VSR 5.8R RIB.
THE PHOTO BOAT, LLP (PHOTOBOAT.COM)
Owner/Photographer, April 2005 - Present
Official photographer for many of the major sailing regattas on the East coast.PhotoBoat.com is now one of the most well known and respected marine photography businesses in the U.S..Allen manages the website which markets his photos to racing sailors, commercial clients, magazines and recreational boaters.Allen handles customer service, administrative tasks, and marketing for the successful small business.
CLARK BOATING SERVICES, SOUTHWESTERN CT & NY
Owner, 2004 - 2010
Provided personalized instruction on customers' boats of all types.Performed on-the-water boat deliveries, small boat trailering, and boat commissioning and hauling.Developed and adjusted marketing plan, including personal website design.Allen continues to provide these services in more of a freelance manner.
YACHT SHOTS BVI, TORTOLA, BVI
Yacht Photographer, Jan - April 2006
Photographed bare boats, crewed and private yachts daily outside of Norman Island anchorage.Photographed several local events and regattas, including Swan Rendezvous and BVI Spring Regatta
THE BOAT LOCKER, WESTPORT, CT
Sailboat Specialist, September 2001 – June 2005
Generated and executed sailboat sales at most successful Vanguard dealer in the nation.Orchestrated and performed all on-the-water boat demos with customers, with high success rate.Provided professional rigging services for boats in Connecticut and New York.Performed daily operational tasks such as opening and closing, in addition to customer service.Managed staff of five during busy summer season, fostering efficiency and high morale.
LONGSHORE SAILING SCHOOL, WESTPORT, CT
Longshore Sailing School is one of the largest and most respected sailing schools in the U.S.
Senior Manager, Summer 2001
Trained and managed staff of twenty instructors at the largest community sailing school in the country.Served as manager on duty, making safety decisions for 125 children, incorporating wind, weather and tide.Re-wrote and managed school's website and staff training guide.
Maintenance Manager, Summers 1999, 2000
Ensured daily functionality of entire fleet of over 100 boats.Designed staff maintenance teams and schedule; oversaw and mentored teams daily.
Assistant Manager, Windsurfing, Summer 1998
Worked with Senior Managers to lead and oversee staff and make daily safety decisions.Maintained windsurfing parts and managed inventory to ensure full use of gear at all times.
Instructor, Summers 1996, 1997; Dispatcher, Summer 1995
Taught both child and adult sailing classes with 15-24 students per class, as well as private lessons.Administered exams and professional skill assessments to children, performed daily boat maintenance.
University of Connecticut, Storrs, ConnecticutBachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences
First Aid, CPRUS Sailing Certified Level 1 Instructor (1996-2001)ASA Certified Bareboat Cruising Instructor (2014-2015)PADI Scuba Open Water DiverMarine Radio Operators PermitSail Aux endorsement to Capt. license.
Boat owner checklist
Boat Owners: Please use this checklist and let Capt. Clark know if there are any issues with your boat. The boat doesn't need to be perfect, but the Captain needs to know what to expect.
This form is also useful as a resource to remind yourself what you need to do to get the boat ready for a delivery or passage.
how much will my boat delivery cost?
Use the form at the bottom of this page
Allen is an experienced and qualified captain who will take extreme care with your boat to make sure it arrives at its final destination as quickly as possible to make a save voyage.
Here's some info:
Day rate for captain starts at $350 plus $100 per pro crew member.An example 5 day boat delivery will cost approximately $2,400 plus expenses.To estimate a specific delivery cost: Distance / Cruising Speed = # of hours then divide by 24 = # of Days Multiplied by day rate of skipper and crew. Some inland deliveries are 10 hour days underway only during daylight.Travel expenses on top of the day rate may include airfare, taxi, hotel, etc. depending on the delivery.Other expenses include food for Captain and crew, fuel, equipment purchased to make a safe/legal voyage that is not already on the vessel, dock-age during unsafe weather or mechanical problems.Offshore deliveries are a 24 hour day and require enough crew to keep the boat running at night taking shifts.Some inshore deliveries along the inland waterway for instance, must be done in daylight and can have fewer crew, but the boat will dock or anchor at night to avoid running aground.If the delivery is held up due to weather or mechanical problems the captain and crew will make half their day rate during the lay days.Captain Clark requires that the boat owner adds the captain to the existing insurance policy. Insurers are used to this process and are happy to add a qualified captain.
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