Captain James Lowe
USCG 200 Ton Licensed Master
(727) 236-1385

Captain For Hire:

If you're in need of a Captain for a long voyage or yacht delivery, Captain James Lowe is here to assist you. We specialize in moving sailing vessels and motor yachts on the water and on their own hulls. Our expertise in maintenance, weather, and boat handling skills ensures a safe and enjoyable journey. Whether you require relief on an unfamiliar trip or need to relocate a boat you just purchased, we can help you with yacht deliveries. We can move your vessel to your preferred cruising grounds or take it to a warmer climate for a season and return it home when the season is over. Let us take care of your yacht delivery needs.

  • Boat Training: A Captain for Hire can provide training on navigating and boating handling skills and safety,
    helping new or inexperienced boaters to gain confidence and competence in handling their vessel.

  • Boat Deliverys: A Captain for Hire can deliver a boat from one location to another, whether it's for
    an individual who has just purchased a boat or for a company that needs a vessel delivered to a different port.

  • Assistance: A Captain for Hire can provide assistance in various situations, such as navigating and docking or
    navigate through difficult waterways or providing assistance in emergency situations.

  • Sea Trials: A sea trial involves taking a boat you are interested in purchasing on a test run. This practical evaluation can help you identify any concerns or issues that you may have otherwise overlooked, ensuring that you make an informed decision when buying a boat.

  • Insurance Company Check Rides:Evaluation and or training requested by the boat / yacht owners insurance company

Captain James Lowe is a licensed professional based in Florida who offers both owner-assisted and unassisted vessel services for yacht and boat deliveries. Whether you need to relocate your vessel, attend a boat show, or take your boat to a vacation destination, Captain James Lowe can provide safe and dependable services. He can also conduct vessel sea trials for new and used sales purchases.

If you're planning to move your boat around the Gulf, Atlantic, Inland Rivers, Florida, or the Caribbean, consider hiring Captain James Lowe. He is a skilled professional captain who can pilot your vessel to a preferred destination or anchorage, ensuring the safety of the yacht and guests.

 wake of boat offshore on a calm day

Captain James Lowe has a wealth of experience and skills not only as a professional Captain but also as an excellent instructor. Whether you're a new boat owner or just need to brush up on your skills, Captain Lowe is available to provide valuable training and orientation to owners and guests. With hands-on instruction, expert navigational charting and plotting, and general boat handling skills, you'll gain the knowledge and confidence to handle your vessel safely and efficiently.

In addition to his professional services, Captain Lowe is committed to sharing his knowledge and expertise with others. He offers hands-on instruction for young boaters, providing them with the opportunity to learn how to safely operate a vessel under supervision. By teaching children these valuable skills, Captain Lowe creates unforgettable experiences that will leave a lasting impression and provide memories to cherish for a lifetime. Imagine the joy a child would feel returning to school and sharing stories with their friends about their yacht adventure, proudly boasting about how they learned to navigate the boat

Captain James Lowe is a professional captain based in Central Florida resident who offers a wide range of services to boat owners and enthusiasts. He can assist with yacht delivery, relocation, relief, chartering, instruction, and familiarization.

Captain Lowe has a wealth of experience and expertise in handling various types of motor and sailing vessels. He can shuttle boats throughout the eastern seaboard to the Gulf coast, including all of Florida, the Okeechobee waterway, or the stunning straits of Florida.

In addition to his navigation skills, Captain Lowe possesses extensive knowledge of deck operations, mechanical systems, and vessel maintenance. This allows him to troubleshoot mechanical problems and take preventive measures to avoid subsequent damage, ensuring that your vessel is in top shape during its journey.

It's important to note that Captain Lowe is a licensed professional captain, which means that he is held to high standards and has undergone rigorous training and certification. Unlike retirees or hobbyists who may offer captain services, Captain Lowe's professionalism and experience ensure top-notch service to his clients.

If Captain Lowe happens to be booked at the time you need to hire a captain, his team will attempt to refer you to other experienced licensed captains who can provide the same level of service and expertise.