Captain's Resume

Captain Phil Cusumano

Phil Cusumano is a United States Coast Guard licensed Master with a 100 ton near-Coastal (out to 200 miles offshore) Merchant Mariner Credential 2564493.

Concurrent to owning his own delivery service, Phil captained aboard the "Whole Life", a 60-ft. Offshore M/V, hailing port Boston, the "Privateer IV", a triple-screw 110-ft. tour and charter, the "Privateer I", a 95-ft. custom charter, hail-port Seven Seas, Gloucester, MA, the "Sea Song III", a 48-ft. Carver Motor Yacht hailing Gloucester Harbor, MA.

Over the past 4 decades, Captain Phil has been delivering privately-owned and commercial vessels up and down the U.S. east coast, vessels such as the 76-ft. Hatteras Motor Yacht and the 75-ft. Viking Motor Yacht.

In addition to founding "On The Water Training", Captain Phil was founder of "North Star Yacht Deliveries, Inc.", a state-of-the-art vessel delivery and teaching service. The delivery service specialized in the transport of large and small yachts, power and sail. The teaching service was designed to the specific individual(s) training for a safe and pleasurable boater operation.

With boats ranging from 35 ft. to 150 ft., Captain Phil has traveled from New England to the 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 the New York Harbor.

Captain Phil recruits other captains and crew with professional experience to assist him on deliveries and acts as a guide/instructor to those requiring additional hands-on experience. In addition, Captain 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, and so on.

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 50 years. At the early age of 13, 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", a 73-ft., 28-ft. beam, 13.5-ft. draft commercial dragger.

Captain 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, MA and throughout the United States.

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

On The Water Training is located in Gloucester, MA, just northeast of Boston, MA and serves New England and the east coast.

Captain Phil Cusumano is available to travel anywhere on all yacht deliveries.

Captain Phil Cusumano is a U.S.C.G. Licensed 100 ton Master with over 50 years experience. Captain Phil is patient and understands that there is a big difference between knowing how to run a boat and teaching someone else to do so. Whether it's docking, maneuvering, or running your boat or basic safety and seamanship, Captain Phil has done it all from Maine to Key West, to the tropical water of the Florida Gulf coast on boats from 15 ft. to 150 ft. For details of Captain Phil's background and training, visit RESUME.