Marinas, Boatyards, Vessel Transport/Delivery
Speaker Location Specific Topics
Capt. Mike Whitehead Costa Mesa, CA

Boat purchasing, boating instruction, cruising, deliveries, skippering, regs. Extensive cruising knowledge of Pacific Coast from Ensenada Mexico up to Canada and down to Hawaii.

Host of Boathouse TV & Radio Shows, weekly column in LA Times community paper, the Daily Pilot, Sea Magazine Boat Test writer, Dockside Magazine:”Where’s Mike?” cruising column, Boat Review writer, Charterboat Operators Alliance, Newport Marine Committee

Thomas Bell Santa Monica, CA

Vessel surveying, appraisals, sail and power - how to ask questions, evaluating a marina facility to use, vessel transport, boating safety -offshore, boat repairs, wood, steel, alum, fiberglass, types and qualifications of those who do boat work.

Former shipbuilder, from long family line of shipbuilders. Attorney Services, former towing and salvage business Captain and owner.

Capt. Wayne Robinson Lake Mary, FL

Safety, sailing, boat handling, navigation, rules of the road, cruising.

Delivery Captain, Instructor. Can cover areas: Portland, ME - Newport, RI

Capt. Pete Seidel Palm Coast, FL

The need for mandatory boater safety education. Vessel operation in NY Harbor. Running “the ditch” - The Intracoastal Waterway, preparing for a cruise.

Captain Seidel is a delivery captain holding a 100 Ton Master USCG license.

J. Jopie Helsen St. Petersburg, FL

Dealing with boat yards, why surveyors are important in insurance claims, what I have learned in the last 40 years in the boat bushiness. Presentations included "The Rescue of the sailboat JADE by the USCG Vessel Harriet Lane W903" and also "Sailing the Mediteranian, Coatia, Italy, Greece and Turkey"

Yacht Designer, Sailor’s Wharf, Inc. owner

W.E. Ted Guy Jr. Stuart, FL

State & Federal Regulations, marine surveying, boatyard relations, Admiralty Law.

US Navy Commander retired)

Dr. Frederick Bell Tallahassee, FL

Impact of Recreational Boating on Marinas, Fishing, Economics Of Commercial & Sport Fishing, Fishing From The Economic Point Of View

Honolulu, HI State of Hawaii Boating Program (general) and future of Boating in Hawaii, state boating laws & rules, boating facilities, ramps, marinas. Development of private marina facilities, ocean user conflicts.
Annapolis, MD Having your boat delivered. See
Baltimore, MD Recreational boating law, Clean Marina Program, vessel repair disputes.
Benedict, MD

Towing, salvage, boating safety, diving.

TowBoatU.S.,Cobb Island, Goldcoast Charters, Vessel Delivery Captain, Retired Marine Police Officer, Commercial Diver

Suttons Bay, MI

Importance of Marina Attendant Training. Ask about his official certifying seminar.

Experience: USPS Advanced Pilot License, USCG License and Master 50-ton, has owned & operated charter company, experienced speaker, columnist, author, certified school teacher and counselor, water safety instructor, certified ASA instructor.

New York, NY

Barque Jeanie Johnston, November North Atlantic trip- Newfoundland to Ireland, boating safety, ferry operations, dinner boats, yachts, shipyard & marina operation.

Captain licensed for sail and power since 1960, experienced with East Coast and NY Harbor.

Saratoga Springs, NY

Yacht delivery. Experiences of 25 years of deliveries along the east coast of the United States. Power and Sail. Humorous to Frightening. Delivery Captain, East Coast Passage, Yacht Deliveries

Columbus, OH

A Marina in your Community, Coastal Business, Economics of Recreational Boating, Economics of Sportfishing, Economics of Tourism, Economics of the Environment.