Captain’s Nationality:American Languages Spoken: NA
Captain: Rob Saunders(USA)
BIO / Captain Robert Saunders started boating at the age of 5 with his family on Buzzards Bay, and Long Island Sound in the New York area. Fishing, cruising, and wakeboarding were his favorite activities through the years, which expanded his knowledge of New England and its surrounding waters. In his early teenage years his family owned a boat building, transport, and upholstery company, where he continued his education of systems onboard yachts. Through his later teenage years he began working at the Beverly Yacht Club as a tender driver, where he became enthralled by close quarters maneuvering and sail boat racing. He attended North East Maritime Institute in Fairhaven, Massachusetts , which helped him make his decision to work on private yachts as a professional crew member. Attaining his Masters License in 2011, he has traveled and gained cruising experience from the East Coast to Maine region, New England waters, the East Coast of Florida, the US West coast waters, Central America including the Panama Canal, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. With this experience he has gained the knowledge and skills to be a confident Master.
Rob was involved with the major refit of a 94 Ferretti Motoryacht. Overseeing all facets of each project. His extensive yacht handling experience and extensive cruising experience has now been expanded to being a Charter Captain for LADY COPE, His knowledge and superb personality is what charter clients will enjoy along with his crew that will provide any and all clients to want to return to the yacht and enjoy a future trip with Captain Rob and his professional crew.
Previous Yachts: 94 Feretti SEA SPRAY, 95' Broward, 65' Azimut
Waters Cruised: New England, Bahamas, Florida East Coast, US West Coast, Central America including the Panama Canal, Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.
Mate: Brandon Wilson (USA)
Brandon was born and raised in Jupiter Florida. At a young age his father was a professional race boat captain. Being surrounded by the race boat environment, he spent many years cruising the Bahamas, Florida keys, and northern Florida. As his passion for the Sea grew so did his fascination with big-game fishing, and diving. After running his own commercial dive operation for over 6 years, he decided to get into yachting. Brandon is also a licensed captain and his expertise in offshore fishing, spearfishing, surfing, and most watersports makes him a huge addition to the team on M/Y Lady Cope.