Douglas Bergman
Professional Yacht Captain
200 NE 23rd Circle
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
(954) 707-0535

Yachting Experience:

Douglas Bergman

Professional Yacht Captain

200 NE 23rd Circle

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 (954) 707-0535



Objective:                         100 Ton USCG License of Power/sail with commercial towing endorsement 2nd issue.  To secure a Captain Position and to safely and pleasantly transport all aboard. 



Experience:                      Private Owner, 2003 – Mid 2007 – Captain of his DB 65’ Searay and T/T , Marathon, Florida, 33050.

                                Title: Captain/Engineer – 12 Years, Fort Lauderdale & 6 Years Marathon.

                                                Job Description & Responsibilities: Run  DB650 Searay for owner (Private), family and grandchildren.  Captain, Engineer, Diver, performing all mechanical/electrical problems, wash, was, etc. solely unless specialist needed.  I was solo crew/captain.  I installed/removed all HDW and instruments from bow to stern.  Took owner/family cruising, snorkeling and fishing (Gulf, reef, deep water and trolling).  Owner also had a Mako 25’ 5” with twin ISO Mercury, we fished a lot on this boat ( also maintained this vessel.

                                                Areas Cruised some with Owner: All Bahamas, East and West Coast of Florida and the Keys, ICW, Cape Cod to Key West, Calicos, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Caymans, Jamaica, A,B,C’s, Hudson Canyon and Chesapeake.


Boat Busters,

                                Title: Painters Assistant.

                                                Job Description & Responsibilities: Paint preparatory work such as tape, paper sand buff out and paint.   Commissioned Hylas sailboats 41’ – 70’.  

Deliveries                           Yachts with 7 (seven) deliveries of  the following for example:

·          43’ Presidente FTL – C & D Canal Delaware.

·          60’ Searay – Key West to Cape Cod

·          46’ Duraback Ketch Hillsboro Beach Inlet to Montego Bay Jamaica.

·          41’ Morgan D.I. Hillsboro Beach Inlet to Charlotte Amalie Harbor (Red Hook) U.S. V.I.


Certified Open Water Diver, Spear Fisherman, 2002 – Present.

                                Title: Captain, Mechanic, Diver, Electrician (Working Captain).

                                                Job Description & Responsibilities: “Entailed in the “Pertinent Related Knowledge” Section.  Certified Diver open water.



§          USCG100T Power/Sail with Commercial Towing Endorsement

§          Certified Diver Open water

§          Member of I.G.F.A. Since 2002

§          Keys Consortium

§          Red Cross: First Aid CPR & A.E.D., Certified



·          Know Bahamas – Like my back yard.

·          Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

·          Caicos, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, run most of Bahamas Caicos , Walkers cay to Great Inogua.

·          Dominican Republic, Haiti and Windward & Leeward BVI’s, USVI’s, Caymans & Jamaica, Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao.

·          Departing from Point Pleasant, New Jersey

·          Arriving to:

·          Hudson Canyon/Point Pleasant.



·          Buy, restore and sell sport fish boats, trawlers and sailboats.

·          Bought used vessels in poor condition, restored them and sold them.

·          Personally restored each vessel to top condition for re-sale from engine to propellers, from keel to masthead, from the interior to the bottom paint, plus all the electronics and fuel changes.

Boats Run


·          Comet Sailboat, Sunfish, Hatteras 41’, 42’, 43’, 46’ & 52’, Ocean Yacht 47’ Sport Fish, Grand Banks 42’ Trawler, Durabeck 46’ Ketch, Morgan O.I. 41’ Sloop, President M.Y. 43’, Ricky Scarborough 70’ Sportfish, Buddy Davis 56’ Sport Fish, Searay 60’, Mako 25’, Caribe 12’ with 40 hp Honda o/b, President, R.S., BD, Searay DB 65’, Mako 25’ 5”, Caribe 12’.

·          Boats Built, 2 Corsa 30’ – with twin 225 Mercury o/b, 2 Corsa 40’ (1 center console, 3-225 hp mercs, 1 with twin 500 hp inboards.

Pertinent Related

Knowledge:                      (You name it… I’ve done it!)

·          Master Captain of 65’ “Searay-DB” with twin “3406E Catapillars” – Livewire 4 years (2003 – 2007), with 12’ Caribe Rib tender with 40 hp Honda outboard.

·          Complete ships maintenance, all hospitality services, docking arrangements.

·          Commission Yachts.

·          Installation of all hardware, including instruments, from the anchors to the steering wheel.

·          Change engine fluids/filters.

·          Fish – Deep drop, Live-bait, trolling and bottom.

·          Dive Certified Open Water.


Management:                 1988 - 1992

·          Check lines, batteries, chaffing, fluids, and run vessels at dock.

·          Maintained power and sailing vessels for the owners and for myself.


Marine (FTL):                     1985 - 1988

·          Repaired or replaced parts, armatures, seals wiring, and pumps and rebuilt toilets.


Fabrication:                      1974 - 1985

·          Sheet metal fabrication.

·          Punch-out, grind, sand and bend metal.

·          Acetylene welding, arc welding, blow-torch cutting steel and aluminum.


Contractor:                       1972 - 1974

·          Jani-Tech – Manage teams of cleaners for Bellsouth.

Custom Builder:              1971 - 1972

·          Frame built custom homes.

·          Constructed, built and installed all levels of homes to competition, from framing to doors, windows, trim, sheathing, roof shingles and siding.

Cement Worker:            1970 - 1971

·          Performed all duties from wheel barrow to finish of surface.

Hardware Store

Sales Assistant:               1969 - 1970

·          Cashier and delivery.


Education:                         Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 1977.

                                Area of Study: Business Administration


Skills & Interests:

·          Swimming, Diving, Mechanics, Sailing, Yachting and Fisherman.

References:                      Name:                                                                                                         Phone:                                 Years Acquainted:

Mike Rathloun, 1st Mate                                                                     (305) 481-0317                 10 Years

Jack Peterson                                                                                         (305) 781-4929                 22 Years

Tom Schanne                                                                                            (856) 845-5177                 35 Years

Chris Primavera                                                                                      (201) 943-8578                 20 Years

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