Chris earned his first USCG Captain’s License at age 18, working in charter fishing & SCUBA diving boat operations first in the Gulf of Mexico and most recently in the Florida Keys. Operating oilfield service vessels, Chris also boasts a strong commercial marine background including maintenance and repair experience in some unique settings. In addition to his marine experience, Chris also enjoyed a successful Professional Sales Career while living in Louisiana.
Alyse worked in the nursing field as an Administrative Director and still maintains her Louisiana RN license. Her significant cruising time allowed her to also earn her USCG 100GT Masters license. We lived aboard our personal 44 ft Motor Cruiser full-time since 1995. Hailing from the port of New Orleans, we began our full time cruising adventure in the year 2000. Married twenty-eight years, we have many tales to tell!
As Water Taxi Captains, we were both mentors for the youth of Baltimore. Training the underprivileged teens in the safety requirements and basic boat handling skills, many of these new mates earned sea time toward their own Captain’s license.
As Charter members of the Gulfstar Owners Club, we have shared our vast experience with the members by speaking at rendezvous seminars and have published maintenance booklets and how-to materials for on-the-sea reference.
Delivery & Training is a key part of Captain Chris Yacht Services. You will find us at sea all along the Eastern and Gulf Coast of the United States. From New Orleans to New York, Miami to Maine, The Conch Republic of Key West to Canada, Charleston to the Chesapeake, Bahama Bound and Back.
Bob Duthie, is the founder of Duthie Learning, a Nashville Tennessee based publishing company that provides books, CruiseGuides and CD-ROMs related to the Great Loop and its side trips. Duthie Learning has partnered with Fred Myers to reprint and make available Fred’s well known CruiseGuides. In addition Bob provides the popular Great Loop books by Ron and Eva Stob, founders of Americas Great Loop Cruisers Association.
Bob and his wife Mavis spent 6 years boating on the St Lawrence River out of Brockville in the 1970s. They completed the Great Loop in 2005, the Tennessee River in 2006, and the Cumberland River in 2007. Bob is a graduate in Engineering Physics from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Prior to starting Duthie Learning in 1989, Bob worked 27 years with GTE/Verizon and Northern Telecom in R&D, product management, business development, and general management.
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