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©2019 by Mark Swisher Yacht Delivery.

PROFESSIONAL

FIRST MATE

Assisting in the Delivery of Sail and Power Yachts
USCG 100Ton Masters/Sailing Endorsement

Since learning to sail in the early 80's on Mahasset Bay, Long Island, I've kept the thrill of being on the water alive by being a part of the racing/cruising culture in Annapolis through the 90's to the present. My first career was in Commercial Advertising Photography and always wondered what the next step would be...

DELIVERY CV

TRANSIT EXPERIENCE:

Oct 2019- 1st Mate aboard Lagoon450 Essex,CT to Atlantic City, NJ Capt. Robert Penrod

Sept 2019- 1st Mate aboard Jefferson52MY St. Petersburg, Fl to Wilmington,NC Capt. Robert Penrod

Aug 2019- 1stMate aboard Beneteau Oceanis38 Boston, MA to NYC Capt. Tony Nastasee

July 2019- 1st Mate aboard Jeanneau49 Portsmouth, RI to Hampton Roads,VA Capt. Tony Nastasee

July 2019- 1st Mate aboard J46 Barrington, RI to Atlantic Highlands,NJ Capt. Robert Penrod

June 2019-1st Mate aboard Sea Ray480 Coinjock,NC to Baltimore, Md. Capt. Tony Nastasee

June 2019-1st Mate aboard Poole Chaffee 95MY Nanaimo, BC to Seattle, Wa. 

May 2019-1st Mate aboard Luhrs28 Open Orange Park, Fl to Baltimore, Md. Capt. Tony Nastasee 610-984-4458

Mar 2019-1stMate aboard Hylas63 Nanny Cay to West Palm Beach Alberto Duhau 954-899-2206

Jan 2019-1st Mate aboard Poole Chaffee 95MY Great Neck NY to Ft. Laud. Cameron McDowell 305-458-6434

Oct 2018- 1st Mate aboard Hunter460 SandyHook NJ to DC Robert Penrod 410-703-6656

July 2018- 1st Mate aboard Leopard 44 Grenada to Colon, Panama Robert Penrod 410-703-6656

May 2018- 1st Mate aboard Fountaine Pajot 40 Beaufort SC to St Augustine, same boat as Oct. 2016

Jan 2018- 1st Mate aboard Cheoy Lee 53 Wilmington NC to Marsh Harbour Rob Weseloh 570-994-3006

July 2017- 1st Mate aboard Skye51 Plymouth Ma. to Annapolis. Capt. Jeff Lewis 941-704-6206

May 2017- 1st Mate aboard Lagoon380 Waterford NY to Sandusky OH. Erie Canal and Lake

transit. Capt. Tony Nastasee 610-984-4458

Mar 2017- 1st Mate aboard Bali 4.0 LaRochelle to Las Palmas. Ross Lyon owner 914-882-7035

Oct 2016- 1st Mate aboard Fountaine Pajot 40 Annapolis to Oriental. Mitch Hughes

owner 770-630-0200

Sept 2016- Captain aboard Trojan 36 Middle River to NYC. Jon Bremner, owner

678-521-1096

July 2016- 1st Mate aboard Sea Ray 56 from Deale MD to Westhampton NY

Captain David Sabourin 301-642-8095

June 2014- Captain aboard Beneteau 393 from Annapolis to New Bern NC using

ICW. 5 Days. Owner Greg Ames 919-426-5295

Feb 2014- 2nd Mate aboard 45 Neel Trimaran Miami to Beaufort NC Did a record

264 miles in 24 hours. Made Charleston in 39 hrs. Capt. Dave Block.

Oct 2013- 1st Mate aboard Leopard 39 catamaran Annapolis to Ft. Lauderdale

with Capt. Dave Block , 7 day duration.

Aug2013- 1st Mate aboard Vicem 72MY Annapolis to Newport RI and return.

Owner Joe Moss 301-325-1080.

May2013- 1st Mate aboard Hunter 45CC from St. Thomas to Ft. Lauderdale with

Capt. Dave Block, 7 day duration.

Apr2013 - 1st Mate aboard 85’ Stephens-Charleston SC to Hampton Roads VA

via ICW with Capt. Tom Bunino,.

Nov2012- 2nd Mate aboard Salona 37 Morehead City to Charleston with Bill Walczak.

Nov2012- 1st Mate aboard Island Packet 485 from Rock Hall MD to Cape Charles VA

3 day transit with owner Mike Kravitz 215-740-5924 cell.

July2012- 1st Mate aboard Benetti 85’M/Y XOXO from Norfolk VA to NYC. 2 Day transit

with Capt. Mark Rushworth marcusgarvy6@yahoo.com

June2011- 1st Mate aboard Beneteau 461 Buffalo to Chicago 8 day transit. Capt. Dave Block

has reference information below.

May2011- 1st Mate aboard New York 36 5 day passage returning sailboat from Nov2010 trip

referenced below back to Annapolis.

Nov2010- 1st Mate aboard New York 36 from Annapolis to Belhaven NC, 1st leg of winter trip

down south. Bill Walczak, yacht broker, personal sailboat. 5 day passage duration

410-353-4712 for reference.

Oct 2010- 1st Mate aboard Beneteau 37.2, Charleston, SC to Tortola, BVI. 9 day passage duration.

Captain Dave Block 716-481-7245 can provide a good reference.

Sep 2010- 1st Mate aboard Duffy 42, a downeast cruiser from Manchester by the Sea to Great Bridge, 7 day

duration, prepared all shipboard meals and full provision planning.

Owner, Russ Zink 703-963-6346 cell and delivery Captain Dick Salter 978-290-3222.

Aug 2010- 1st Mate aboard Passport 50 from West Palm Beach to Tampa Bay by way of Key West.

3day duration. Capt. Dale Cheek 954-260-1761 for reference.

 

CREDENTIALS-SKILLS-INTERESTS

USCG 100Ton Master Inland w/ Sailing Endorsement #2987832

Date of Birth 04-07-1961

Current US Passport

TWIC Credential

Global Entry Card

TSA Pre-Approved

Red Cross CPR/First Aid

Chesapeake Area Professional Captain's Assoc. Member

Excellent Cook with Provisioning Skills

Advanced Martial Arts Ranking in several styles

Excellent Health, Racquetball 4x/wk

Married 32 years with two daughters, 27 and 25

Based in Baltimore, Maryland BWI is my base airport

B.S., ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 1982, PPHP ADVERTISING PHOTOGRAPHY

 

RACING EXPERIENCE

What I’ve Done

2007-2012 Crew Snipe Racing Severn Sailing, Eastport
2003-2004 Crew J105 Frostbite Series AYC
2002-2005 Crew Catalina 27 Wed. night series AYC
1999-2002 Crew J30 Wed. night series AYC
1997-1999 Crew Merit 22 Patapsco River series
1998-2003 Owner, Endeavour 37.5, extensive cruising of Chesapeake and Delaware Bays
1989-1998 Owner, Hunter 27
Genoa, Main, Spinnaker, Foredeck, RailMeat

 

The last few years I've been cruising the Upper Chesapeake Bay on free weekends on a 30' S2 sailboat, SailTrek, out of Bowleys Marina, Middle River.

Some Pictures and Vids from my travels.

 
 

PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO

Featured Showcase

Here is a sampling of various corporate and personal portraits done during my 35 years as an Advertising Photographer.