Bill has spent most of his life on the water. After growing up as a surfer in Southern California he moved to the Pacific Northwest where he worked as a commercial fisher in Washington and Alaska, used boats to transport materials and crews to construction sites on remote islands, and cruised extensively with his family. He has a soft place in his mind for older wooden boats, and over the years has acquired the skills required to keep them thriving.
In the span of the last forty years he has spent in excess of four thousand days at sea covering over seventy thousand sea miles, along the way learning the arcane intricacies of his boats’ antique engines and custom engineered systems. His love for the sea, for classic wooden vessels, as well as for their crews and the guests who sail with him are readily apparent.
He has a 200-ton masters license and holds Wilderness First Responder and STCW certifications.
“The gifts you give us are profound and come from your heart and soul! Your sense of place, your vision for what you do. And the knowledge that guides us in is what we do as modern day explorers is the gift that keeps on giving long after we leave the sea’s embrace. A heartfelt thank you for all you do”