Yacht Charter OUR HERITAGE By Westport
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JAMES “JIMMY” GASKINS
PREVIOUS YACHTS: Snaproll 73’
Donzi; Snaproll 80’ Merritt; Four
Seasons 75’ Hatteras; High Cotton
112’ Westport; Steffo 130’ Westport, Second Love 112’ Westport
WORK EXPERIENCE: Jimmy is a Florida native. Born and raised in Jacksonville Beach, FL he grew up surfing, swimming, fishing, snorkeling, and essentially enjoying all things the, ocean has to offer. Post college, Jimmy decided to work at his family owned boatyard and ships store in St.
Augustine, FL. After learning the ins and outs of the business from the hands on aspect of bottom jobs to the one on one in person dealings with the yacht owners themselves Jimmy understood what it takes to maintain a yacht. Jimmy ultimately ended up working in the fishing charter industry, which after 7 years parlayed into the private industry where he has found his comfort zone in running everything from center consoles to large sport fish to motor yachts.
WATERS CRUISED: Bahamas, Caribbean, East Coast of the USA, Mexico
JOB DESCRIPTION: Having been in the industry for 20 years Jimmy understands the
importance of safety. He instills this in his crew and maintaining the vessel accordingly
to ensure all aboard are at ease when it comes to safety and responsibility providing
nothing less than 100% to the guests. Although having the utmost confidence in the
crew Jimmy will always keep a watchful eye on every aspect of your vacation to ensure
its the most safe and memorable one on OUR HERITAGE.
JOB RELATED CERTIFICATES: STCW; USCG 200t Masters; TWIC; Global Entry
HOBBIES: Jimmy loves fishing, boating, travel, all things ocean related
PREVIOUS YACHTS: Carissima 94’
Hargrave; Betty Jane 112’ Westport;
High Cotton 112’ Westport; Steffo 130’
Westport, Second Love 112’ Westport Sec
WORK EXPERIENCE: A Miami, FL native with a degree in Kinesiology. Growing up on Biscayne Bay and spending most of her time boating, Katie has always had a passion for the ocean. After college and a couple years working with her father, her love
for the water brought her back to South Florida. Katie became a Divemaster and worked in Boca Raton for several years, followed by a year working in the Virgin Islands. Being such an avid boater, she decided to venture into yachting and has loved every minute for the last 11 years. Katie is a highly enthusiastic, hardworking, self motivated individual with a positive attitude and keen eye for detail seeking to give her guests an exceptional experience. She is dedicated, friendly, polite, and a team player which makes her thrive as the stewardess on OUR HERITAGE.
WATERS CRUISED: Bahamas, Caribbean, East Coast of the USA
JOB DESCRIPTION: Katie is dedicated to creating a fun and relaxing vacation for you
and your guests. She manages the interior of the boat, guest service, along with
helping on deck. Katie will be there for you and your every need, always with a smile.
JOB RELATED CERTIFICATES: Divemaster, STCW, TWIC, Global Entry
HOBBIES: Katie loves boating, diving, fishing, skiing, spending time with her family, and enjoying time relaxing and reading.
PREVIOUS YACHTS; M/Y BREAD; S/Y BLACK BIRD; M/Y CRU; M/Y SILVER SEAS
WORK EXPERIENCE: Jason was born in West Palm Florida but grew up in the Mountains of NC where he enjoyed fishing, hiking, camping and all things outdoors. He also worked at marinas as a dockhand growing up. He is a former Firefighter/EMT with a 10 year tenure. He attended Chapman school of seamanship, to follow his boating passion and obtained his 100 ton near coastal.
WATERS CRUISED: Bahamas, East Coast of USA, Canada, Great lakes.
JOB RELATED CERTIFICATES: License100 ton near coastal, Able seaman, Life boatman, Advanced Firefighting, EMT, Swift water rescue, Confined space, STCW, Food handler certification
JOB DESCRIPTION: Jason takes care of the exterior and engine room maintenance as well as the navigation watches. He is in charge of the watersports, sets up the guest excursions and is the crew medic.
HOBBIES: Jason enjoys fishing, hiking, camping, and competitive and recreational sporting activities during his free time.
Dear Katie.. August 2017
If a sea monster were coming aboard I know you could tame it and make it useful and fun.
Thank you for doing everything in your power to be useful, fun and helpful for all of us all the time.
You are amazing and we enjoyed your company enormously.
Perfect Boat, Perfect Crew.... August 2017
Please allow us to come back!
A huge thank you for a vacation of a lifetime. Jimmy and Katie were simply amazing! "Our Heritage" is an exquisite yacht and
beautifully decorated. The entire crew was extremely friendly and service oriented. Thank you to our kind and generous hosts we are filled with gratitude.
Dear Jimmy... August 2017
A good captain is a life saver and a blessing. Thank you for being both. Your able professionalism plus your sense of
fun has made a powerful example for us as captains of a family. Thank you for that.
It has been a safe and joyous week aboard "Our Heritage" and we will remember you as the one who made that possible.
Grateful and with much admiration.