Capt. Bill Madison

I hold a USCG 1600 gross ton master of motor and steam vessels upon oceans license (#162653 expiration 2/11/19). I am AAS Marine technology, emphasis on ocean engineering /vocational education certified, USCG approved, marine safety and licensing instructor.

More than 30 years as Mate/navigator, unlicensed engineer and Master in small ships and big boats, ocean and coastal research vessels, oil field service craft and tugs including tens of thousands of miles of independent trans-ocean deliveries.

April 2004 - Present: Delivery captain and training specialist. I provide classroom and onboard training in basic and advanced navigation and marine safety and also teach a 100 ton USCG license training program. I teach close quarters maneuvering and a customized course of study for boat owners and their crew. Recent commercial experience includes the operation of vessels ranging from a 40 ft. single screw water taxi to an ocean salvage tug of 110 ft. and 2400 hp. Training and deliveries on recreational power boats and motor-yachts have been conducted on the waters between Maine and the west coast of Florida including Boston Harbor, the Cape and Islands, New York Harbor and the lower Hudson, Chesapeake and Delaware Bays, the Atlantic ICW, N.J. ICW, Okeechobee waterway, the Florida Keys and near Bahamas.

July 1988 - December 2003 Captain/Marine Technician Project Oceanology, Groton, CT. Served as Master of the 70 ft/68 gross ton M/V Enviro-Lab III (right). Commissioned and then delivered the vessel from new construction in Panama City, Florida to Groton CT, then operated between Gloucester, Massachusetts and New York City, from March through early December annually for 16 years conducting environmental education and biological sampling programs for students and the general public.

1973-1988: Master, Mate, AB, Tidewater Marine/Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Service in ocean-class tugs, supply and utility vessels with over 60,000 miles of transoceanic deliveries as mate/engineer, chief mate/navigator and master. Voyage experience includes six Independent ocean crossings in 100 Gross Tonnage and 200 Gross Tonnage class vessels as far east as India, as far west as southern California, two summers as Captain/Engineer of a 48 ft. trawler yacht in Newport R.I. plus three years as Mate and Relief Master aboard R/V Lulu (left), tender to the Alvin Deep submersible, including winter operations in the Bahamas and western Caribbean and considerable service in the western North Atlantic out to the Azores.