Boat Captain Services

Michael Kaye is a Licensed, United States Coast Guard Master Captain of power vessels, sailing vessels and towing vessels.  Capacity up to 100 Gross Registered Ton vessels upon Near Coastal Waters.  Michael is also a Certified Instructor with the American Sailing Association.

He has over 20 years of experience with a commitment to excellence in safety, vessel operations and seamanship.  Michael is known for providing extremely high customer satisfaction, crew/team leadership and reaching and exceeding client’s standards and goals. 

A brief summary of some of his experience includes, Captain for Boston Harbor Cruises, Classic Harbor Lines, private yachts and has delivered sailing and motor yachts from Boston to Bermuda, to Tortola and to Antigua.

Captain Michael Kaye

Captain

Licensed Captain for Power and Sailing vessels for 1/2-day, full day, week and extended time periods. Vessel sizes have ranged from 127' to 33'

Deliveries

Michael has delivered both Power and sailing vessels, throughout New England, the East Coast of the United States, Bermuda, U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands and the Caribbean.

Instructor

Michael is a certified instructor with the American Sailing Association. Experienced instructor on both power and sailing vessels. Individual lessons and group lessons. Michael is also experienced, performing check-out sails for sailing organizations.

Qualifications

  • Of Steam or Motor Vessels and Auxiliary Sail Vessels
  • 100 Gross Registered Tons
  • Upon Near Coastal Waters (up to 200 miles off shore)
  • Upon Great Lakes
  • Commercial Towing endorsement
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Certified –
  • TWIC card
  • Registered in Coast Guard random drug testing
  • Department of Homeland Security – security clearance – current
  • Flotilla Staff Officer -Vessel United Examiner Qualified (VE) – current
  • Boat Crew Crewmember Qualified (BCCREW) – current
  • Aids to Navigation Verifier Qualified (AV_PQS) – current
  • Boston to Bermuda to Tortola to Antigua
  • Several deliveries along the United States East Coast from Maine to Virginia
  • Florida deliveries using ICA.
  • Great Lakes
  • 127′ Schooner Roseway – single engine – no bow thrusters
  • 80′ Schooner Adirondack lll engines – no bow thrusters
  • 70′ Mon Amour – private yacht – twin engines – no bow thruster
  • 64′ Burger, Timeless – private yacht – twin engines with bow thrusters
  • 63′ Grebe, Full Moon – twin engines, no bow thrusters
  • Several Power Vessels in the 50′ – 75′ range, twin engines.
  • 49′ Sailing Vessel, Hunter, one engine with bow thrusters
  • 41′ Sailing Vessel, Beneteau, one engine with bow thruster that didn’t always work.
  • 40′ Fountain – Pejot Catamaran, no bow thruster, twin engines
  • 36″ Fountain-Pejot Catamaran, no bow thruster, twin engines
  • Several monohull sailing vessels in the 33′ – 40′ range, single engine

Boston Harbor Cruises     

Part-Time Captain – Responsible for complete hands on operations of vessel.  Check on procedures, engine room, operation of vessel, run on schedule, shut down vessel and check off procedures.  Motor Vessels

Classic Harbor Lines

Part-Time Captain – Responsible for complete hands on operations of vessel.  Check on procedures, engine room, operation of vessel, run on schedule, shut down vessel and check off procedures.   Motor Vessels and 80′ Schooner Adirondack lll Auxiliary Sail Vessel.

Rowes Wharf

Part-Time Captain – Responsible for complete hands on operations of vessel.  Check on procedures, engine room, operation of vessel, run on schedule, shut down vessel and check off procedures.   Motor Vessels

American Sailing Association Certified Instructor ASA 201, ASA203, ASA204, ASA205

Safety-At-Sea Certificate, meets ISAF / US Sailing Offshore Special Regulations

Federal Communications Commission License – MROP

 

Boat Captain Services

Testimonials

I’m writing to document the experience I had in hiring Michael Kaye and his capable crew, to navigate my Tiara 3300 power yacht from Fairhaven MA to Hampton, VA. Michael is the consummate professional in every aspect of his dealings with his client. He’s punctual, detailed, conscientious and keeps you well informed of all aspects of the charter. Michael is a licensed USCG Master Captain with years of personal and professional seamanship activities to his credit. Michael’s first priority is safety, the safety of your yacht, his crew and himself. He won’t travel unless the vessel and the conditions are exactly what they need to be. Michael provided an estimate that was on target and that was held to. My yacht arrived on the date promised and he and his crew left it looking cleaner than when the trip started which was much appreciated. His crew is made up of like mind friends who sail and powerboat together and are well credentialed in their own right as licensed captains, coast guard auxiliary members and acclaimed sail boat racers. Each brings a strength in technology, navigation, mechanical aptitude and planning to the forefront in preparation for an excursion such as the one they took my boat on. I can’t say enough about my pleasurable experience and recommend Michael and his team without reservation.
--Rick Gardner Jr