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Captain Philip Cusumano

U.S.C.G. licensed Master 100 ton near-Coastal (out to 200 miles offshore) Merchant Mariner Credential 2564493
Concurrent to owning his own delivery service, Phil captains aboard “Whole Life”, 60' Offshore M/V, hail-port Boston. Prior to Phil captained the “Privateer IV”, triple-screw 110' tour and charter, “Privateer I”, 95' custom charter, hail-port Seven Seas, Gloucester, MA. “Sea Song III”, 48’ Carver Motor Yacht hailing Gloucester Harbor, MA.

Over the past 3 decades Capt. Phil then and now delivers privately-owned vessels up and down the U.S east coast. Vessels such as 76’ Hatteras Motor Yacht, 75’ Viking Motor Yacht.

He was co-founder of “North Star Yacht Deliveries, Inc.”, in addition to “On the Water Training”. A state-of-the-art vessel delivery and teaching service. The delivery service specializes in the transport of large and small yachts, power and sail. The teaching is designed to the specific individual(s) training for a safe and pleasurable boater operation. Visit  

With boats ranging from 35’ to 125’ Capt. Phil has traveled from New England to Florida Keys, Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Seaway (Thousand Island area), Welland Canal, New York Canal System, as well as the Hudson River from Lake Champlain to New York Harbor.

Capt. Phil recruits other Captains and crew with professional experience to assist him upon deliveries or acts as a guide/instructor to those requiring additional hands-on experience. Moreover, Capt. Phil teaches one-on-one classes to anyone wishing to learn basic seamanship; docking, close quarter maneuvering, trip planning, rules of the road, coastal-navigation, etc.

Born and raised in Gloucester, MA, Captain Phil has had a lifelong love affair for the ocean. His father owned and operated commercial fishing vessels in Gloucester for fifty years. At the early age of thirteen Phil started commercial fishing off the “Grand Banks” during summer vacations with his father. Upon High School graduation for 19 years he captained several of his dad's boats such as the “Acme”, 73’, 28’ beam, 13.5’ draft commercial dragger.

Capt. Phil adds to his achievements a talent as a marine artist. His works have been bought and displayed in the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass. and throughout the United States.

Capt. Phil is a non-smoker and nondrinker and you can always count on him being fully capable when taking charge of your boat. He looks forward to the possibility of providing dependable-professional customer service and a life-time of nautical experience to you and/or your customers.


Contact us at On The Water Training: 978-281-3023 or (cell) 508-284-7445


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