Captain for Hire

Captain Mamo


Since 1971, when my parents purchased a RinkerBuilt Tri-Haul, I have had a love for boating. We still own that 1971 boat and she still runs and looks great today. I tell you this to let you know how important it is for me to keep a vessel looking and working at top notch conditions. I have experience in the Great Lakes, Canada, River Systems and Locks, Florida East and West Coast, Florida Keys, BVI, and the Bahamas. We were Great Loop Fleet members in 2019/2020 and have been traveling from the north to the south and back many times.

I take safety very seriously and will do everything in my power to protect passengers and vessels safe from danger and damage. As a retired Electrical Contractor, I am very experienced in leading and getting along with crews, doing preventative and routine maintenance, and keeping things clean. For weather, I have been to many seminars and classes and for major crossings, I use Marine Weather Center – Bahamas & Caribbean Marine Weather Services ( ) as a valued partner for predictions.

Rest assured that if you decide to use me as your Captain, you can expect me to always be reliable, professional and a gentleman. Even though, “Yes, I am a Pirate, 200 years too late.” – Jimmy Buffet.


USCG Master 50 Ton Captain

Near Coastal Endorsement

Assistance Towing Endorsement

Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid Provider

Chapman School of Seamanship Graduate


Nexus Card

Licensed Master Electrician

Licensed Builder

Services Offered

Transport Captain

Teaching Captain

Day Charters

Weekly & Monthly Captain Contracts

Crossing captain in the Gulf, Atlantic & Bahamas


“Just a note to say thanks for directing me to Dave Mamo. We did an 80 mile Intracoastal boat transit on Monday and Dave was superb. Beyond the actual trip, Dave’s pre planning and organization was invaluable. Five stars.”


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Seasonally Based out of Lake Saint Clair, MI and Jupiter, FL

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