Pinney - Resume
Maritime Services Inc.
Anchor Yacht & Ship Sales
Coast Guard licensed
Merchant Marine Officer, Master
for Sea! -
How to Outfit the Modern Cruising Sailboat
and Prepare Your Vessel and Yourself for
Dozens of articles published in US, UK,
Australian and New Zealand boating magazines such as
Cruising World, Sail, Blue Water Sailing, Yachting,
Ocean Navigator, Motorboat & Yachting, Yachting
World, Cruising Helmsman and many others since
in professional marine marketing and sales
sail and power boats
150,000 nautical miles logged
Extensive Caribbean cruising as owner/captain of the
42' ketch, Silverheels
2007-2009: Did a major refit of a Pearson 424 ketch for
cruising and charter operations abroad.
Founded Strong Yachts, a line of modern
aluminum (and steel) cruising sailboats and trawler
Founder / President of Anchor
Yacht & Ship Sales, an
Internet-focused international yacht & ship
brokerage and award-winning, worldwide dealer for Valiant
Yachts. Participated in annual East
Coast boat shows.
Founder / President of American Cruise Lines
and Maritime Services Inc. Bought the
177-passenger, steel double-decker ferryboat, M/V
"Tecumseh", in Ontario, Canada and drove
her (with one crewman and a dog) 2,000 nautical
miles to Florida via Lake Erie, the Erie Canal, the
Hudson River and the ICW. Converted the vessel into
a tourist excursion boat named "Rumrunner
Key." Operated as owner and relief captain in
Key West, FL.
Cruised extensively: Los Roques -
Curacao - Honduras - Guatemala -
Belize - Florida, Trans-Atlantic
via Bermuda/Azores/Lisbon, Spain, Gibraltar, the
Balearics, Sardinia, Sicily, the Greek Islands and
Turkey. Backtracked through the Mediterranean
via Tunisia & Gibraltar, then to the Canary
Islands - West Indies - Bahamas - Florida.
About half of that was sailed single-handed.
Created and executed Pacific Seacraft's
"Circumnavigator" package and promotion
program, sailing own Crealock 37
cutter, Sparrow, to 8 major East Coast boat
shows, Miami to Maine and back. Then
took off cruising. Single-handed from Boston
to Venezuela via the West Indies.
Founder / President of Cruising Yachts Inc.,
a Fort Lauderdale/Miami yacht sales company, the
first southeastern U.S. regional dealer for
Pacific Seacraft Corporation's cruising
sailboats. Did countless boat shows. Owned and lived
aboard the Crealock yawl, "Kerry".
Owner of the steel Sparkman & Stevens Finisterre
yawl, "Buccaneer". Cruised her 10,000 mi.
between the Chesapeake and the West Indies. Did more
yacht deliveries, ranging between New England and
Trinidad. Then served as captain of the
first Morgan 60 Schooner,
"Paradigm", 9 mo./9,000 mi., including the
1982 fall East Coast boat show series, and
subsequent Caribbean charter work.
1st U.S. factory rep for Cabo Rico Yachts.
Established that sailboat builder's original U.S.
Full time charter & delivery captain
throughout the Caribbean. Multiple bluewater yacht
deliveries, incl. Panama Canal transit, south to
north, and San Francisco Bay demo sails.
Liveaboard owner/captain of two
cruising sailboats in succession. Extensive
Additional Notes ~~~~~~~
Celestial, GPS, Radar, Sat Nav, RDF, DR.
Graduate of American Nautical Services School.
Syracuse University, Pace University, YMCA Senior
Life Saving, PADI Open Water SCUBA Certification,
English, Spanish, + scraps of Italian, French,
Turkish, Thai & Piahroa Indian.
Writing, travel, marketing, various water and mountain
Exceptional organizational and management skills.
White male, U.S. Passport, single, non-smoker,
50-something, healthy & fit.
personal and business references on request.