Always investigate the experience of the Captain of the charter vessel that you choose! Small licensed captain's generally have minimal time at sea and NO commercial experience. Ask for a resume and credible maritime references. Captain Chuck Brown is real open water Unlimited Able Seaman and 200 GRT 500 ITC Tonnage Master, he has thousands of days at sea with real Blue Water and commercial experience!
Island Trader is a 34 ft long range trawler, she is very heavily built out of fiberglass and is extremely sea worthy, she is fully loaded with all the latest radio and navigation equipment.
Island Trader annually inspected by the US Coast Guard and is a USCG Documented Charter Vessel with all the CFR approved safety equipment.
She has a galley and roomy house for the fair skinned, you can climb up to the fly bridge for the ultimate views! she also has a very large aft cockpit with plenty of room to move around.
She is equipped with a Head (restroom) and a large berth for the sleepy ones. She is also has with a swim platform and ladder for the ones who enjoy a dip in the ocean or snorkeling.
Meet Captain Chuck Brown and The Boat
With more than 27 years of experience of sea-time as Master of super yachts, tug boats and other work vessels, Captain Chuck also has extensive training, many certifications and exceptional credentials behind him.
Captain Chuck Brown is also extremely experienced with navigation, deck duties, and mechanical engineering with marine diesel as well as all working systems on a boat. In addition, he is enrolled in a year around Maritime Drug Testing Consortium certified by the United States Coast Guard. The Captain's main concern on harbor tours out of Long Beach, or any boat charter or any ocean-going route, is the safety and comfort of his passengers and crew!
Captain Chuck Brown Certifications
- USCG 200 GRT 500 ITC Ton Master #2776127
- U.S. Merchant Mariner Document
- Able Seaman-Any Waters (Unlimited)
- STCW-95 Certification
- Life-Boatman Endorsement
- Radar Observer
- Vessel Security Officer (VSO)
- Marlinspike Seamanship
- Basic Fire Fighting
- Commercial Towing Endorsement
- CPR & First Aid Certification
- NAUI Open Water Diver Certification
- SDI/TDI Nitrox Scuba Diver
- Personal Safety and Social Responsibility