Email me at sailboatdelivery@hotmail.com for details.

Please scroll down for Resume/sailing CV and references from recent deliveries. 

 

I am currently available for sailboat deliveries and sail training. Since completing my circumnavigation I have successfully skippered over 35,000 Nautical Miles of international sailboat deliveries on Monohulls and Catamarans from 45 to 72 feet. I am currently based in Panama and specialize in Panama Canal transits and long distance passage preparation. I can also assist with any of your needs including: passage planning, refitting, repairs, provisioning, crew, boat and rigging inspection, etc. While I do specialize in deliveries to and from Panama, San Blas, and Panama Canal transits, I am also available for any local or long distance transport, on your own keel, under sail or power, with or without you on board!

Sailing Resume / Profile / References:

Captain Kirk A. Little
Yacht Delivery Skipper
Sail Training

Contact Info:

Cell phone (Panama) 507-6137-8151  Dial (011 +507-6137-8151  from USA)
Email: Sailboatdelivery@hotmail.com (email contact is more reliable than cellular)

U.S. Citizen / passport holder
Fluent Language English
Basic knowledge of Spanish
Non-Smoker
Insured by Global Healthcare Provider
Sea miles: Over 70,000 NM

Solo-Circumnavigation
Sailing Blogsite:
www.SailingSalsa.com

Summary of Qualifications

USCG Captains License (100 Ton Master with sail endorsement)

Experience in operation, maintenance, and basic troubleshooting / repair of:
Diesel engines
12 volt systems
Reverse osmosis desalination systems
Marine solar power generation, control, and battery storage systems

Working knowledge, operation and basic maintenance of:
110 volt systems
A/C and refrigeration
Plumbing
Outboard motors
Hydraulic systems
Diesel generators

Education and Certifications
Mariners School
USCG Captains License
Single and Twin Screw Boat Handling
Basic Firefighting Techniques
CPR and First Aid (Red Cross)
Associate Degree in Business Management

Most Recent Yacht Deliveries:

S/V Inquiry, Jeanneau 43’DS Florida to Cape Cod, MA 2017
Captain
Surveyed and prepared vessel for passage
Secured experienced volunteer crew
Sailed non-stop offshore Fort Lauderdale, FL to Cape May, NJ
Then, Cape May to Provincetown, MA via NYC, L.I. Sound and Cape Cod Canal
Completed post-passage repairs and owner requested tasks

S/V Sazie Elora, FP 46’ Colombia to Bahamas via Cuba 2017
Captain
Assisted with completion of post-refit projects
Preformed pre-passage survey and passage preparation
Provisioned vessel for offshore passages and Bahamas cruising
Responsible for weather, navigation, and cooking on passage
Diagnosed and repaired plumbing / freshwater system faults
Completed various repairs to Yanmar diesles & sail-drives underway

S/V La Palapa, Catalina Morgan 45’ Bahamas to BVI 2016
Captain
Prepared and secured vessel in marina for hurricane prior to delivery
Preformed pre-passage survey and passage preparation
Performed maintenance to generator and Yanmar diesel propulsion
Secured volunteer crew for delivery
Polished/wax exterior and detailed interior for charter season
Return Delivery BVI to Bahamas completed Feb 2017

S/V Invictus, Lagoon 52’ Panama to French Polynesia 2016
Captain / Sail Instructor
Prepared vessel and all systems for extended off-grid voyaging at sea including:
Two Yanmar turbo diesel primary propulsion
Diesel 220V generator
Deep cell battery ‘house-bank’
One KW supplemental solar array
220V Marine reverse osmosis desalination unit
Under way during voyage responsible for operation, maintenance and repair of above systems and crew of 3

S/V Shema, Tayana 64’ Panama to Hawaii 2014-2015
Captain / Project Director of Pre-Launch Refit
Treated and repaired fiber glass blisters with West System Epoxy
Coordinated replacement or repair of most electrical (12V) onboard systems
Completed maintenance and repair of primary Yanama diesel and Kubota generator

Recent Yacht Deliveries and References:

From: Tobias Janke
Relationship: Employed Kirk For Owner-assisted Passage

To whom it may concern,

This is to confirm the we hired Mr. Kirk Little during the period of 5th April to 26th May, 2016 for an owner-assisted passage on our S/V “Invictus” from Colon, Panama via Galapagos to Hiva Oa, Marquesas / French Polynesia. Invictus is a Lagoon-52 Catamaran (LoA 15.6m, Beam 8.6m, Draft 1.5m, Gross Tonnage 45.3, Built 2015, 2 x 75hp Yanmar) crewed by myself, my wife Nicole and our two children (3yo and 4yo).

Kirk independently worked out a checklist to survey the boat including mast and rigging as well as general to-do list with all necessary repair/maintenance, spare-parts, safety-equipment, procedures and provisioning-needs. Due to his local knowledge in and around Panama, this proved to be very efficient and fast. Kirk also arranged volunteer line handlers for the canal crossing.

Some examples of the repairs include professional fixing of a hull-deck connection, 500h servicing of both Yanmar-engines and genset, repair of hydraulic dingy-davits, blocked diesel-fuel-line etc. All work has been carried out with utmost care and with results that exceeded our expectations.

He works very efficient on a pro-active basis, has high analytical skills, is reliable and punctual and thinks before he acts. His high respect for safety of our family and protection of our assets always gave us a peace of mind on this 4000 nm+ passage.

Kirk is a friendly and respectful person and easy to get along with, his humor and good mood not only enlightened us but our kids as well.

We can highly recommend Kirk to anyone who is considering a professional skipper or crew, in which case we would not mind to be contacted as a reference (e-mail: tobias@cosmocon.com.hk Phone: Available on request).

Tobias Janke / Nicole Mueller

From: Alex Braun
Relationship: Hired Kirk For Offshore Sailboat Delivery, Tayana 50’ FD-12.

Hi Kirk,

I wanted to say thanks for completing the delivery of Daydreamer from Baja Mexico to Brunswick Georgia via the Panama Canal and sticking with her despite all of the issues that came up. You performed above and beyond our expectations and pushed through where most others would have given up. I know our boat was very demanding in terms of maintenance issues that popped up during the delivery and you did a great job of addressing those problems. I really appreciated the way you stayed in communication and requested our input when it was needed. I would highly recommend you to anyone who asks – if you ever need a reference please don’t hesitate to pass along my contact info.
Regards,

Alex Braun
New York, NY

From: Paul Gibfried
Relationship: Customer For Sailboat Delivery And Sailing Instructor.

Kirk Little was skipper of my vessel, a Tayana 64 sailboat, both in port and on a delivery of the vessel from Shelter Bay Panama to Oahu, Hawaii in November of 2014 to late January 2015.

I found he was an excellent choice for the task and it worked well for me as he is also an excellent and challenging instructor. The boat was sound, with new ownership issues which Kirk helped address.

We arrived safely in Oahu. The crew ate well, did not get sea sick, and remain friends.

I recommend him highly.

Regards,

Paul Gibfried
808-***-****
Honolulu, Hawaii
*********@hotmail.com

From; Eric Carlson
Relationship: Hired Kirk for family sail-training & offshore passage making.

Kirk is a phenomenal captain and I recommend him unconditionally. Kirk served as our captain for ten days for our family in the Caribbean on our new 46’ Bahia, Fountain Pajot Catamran in April 2017. First and foremost, his attention to safety was paramount, which was critical for our family with two teenage daughters. Secondly, his yachtsman abilities are par none. On our passage between Cartagena Colombia and Santiago Cuba he proved he can single-hand a 46′ catamaran if needed but taught us a ton about all aspects of sailing and safety. Our passage included five nights at sea and we always felt perfectly comfortable. Lastly, Kirk is extremely fun and personable and just a joy to be around, he acts appropriately around children and really is exactly what you’re looking for in a captain. Kirk also doubles as an excellent cook. Really, we couldn’t be happier recommending Kirk.
Eric Carlson and Family.

From: Ron Seeley

Relationship: Hired Kirk for Delivery of Jeanneau 43DS from Ft Lauderdale to Cape Cod.

Kirk delivered my Jeanneau 43 DS from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Provincetown, MA in May of 2017. I first noticed Kirk on his Crewbay profile, and was impressed with the extent to which he appeared to be aware of and considerate of the needs of a boat owner. I found this to be entirely born out in reality. Kirk arrived when he said he would, spent the necessary time familiarizing himself with the boat, successfully made the delivery, and in a timely fashion, and repaired a number of things on the boat along the way. I experienced Kirk as very true to his word, and will trust him completely with my delivery needs in the future.

Sincerely,

Ron Seeley
Burlington, VT

SAILING HISTORY:

Jeanneau 43’DS ‘Inquiry’ July 2017
Fort Lauderdale FL to Provincetown MA, Cape Cod
1300NM , Master, Delivery, VIA NYC and Long Island Sound

Fountain Pajot 46 ‘Sazie Elora’ April 2017
Cartagena Colombia, Santiago Cuba, Exumas Bahamas
1000NM,  Captain, New owner Sail training

Catalina Morgan 45 “La Palapla” November 2016
Exumas Bahamas to Tortola BVI.
Returned boat to Bahamas Feb 2017
1600 NM, Skipper, Delivery

Lagoon 52 Catamaran, “Invictus” April-May 2016
Colon to French Polynesia
4,400 NM, Owner assisted Delivery

Tayana 64 “Shema” Dec 2014-Jan 2015
Colon Panama  to Honolulu HA, USA
5,200 NM, Skipper / Owner assisted Delivery / Sail training

Tayana 50 FD-12 “DayDreamer” June 2014
San Blas Panama to Charleston SC, USA
1,800 NM, Skipper, Delivery

Liberty 49 “Windstar”
U.S. Virgins to Brunswick May 2014
1,500 NM, Skipper, Delivery

Tayana 50 FD-12 “DayDreamer” April 2014
La Paz Mexico to Colon Panama
2,700 NM, Skipper, Delivery

Privilege 45 Catamaran
Phuket Thailand to Langkawi Malaysia
300NM, Skipper / Owner assisted delivery

Oday 40′ “HappyOurs” Sept 2010
Bali Indonesia  to Phuket Thailand
2,000 NM,  Skipper / Owner assisted Delivery

Alberg 30 “Salsa” 2008-2012
Panama to Panama
30,000 NM,  (Solo Circumnavigation)

J35 “Maggie” 2007
Newport RI to  Annapolis MD
400 NM, Delivery Crew

Fountaine Pajot Athena 38 Catamaran, 2006
Georgetown Bahamas, to Sag Harbor, NY.
1,500 NM, Delivery Crew

Fountaine Pajot Athena 38 Catamaran, “Serenity”
New York to Georgetown, Bahamas
1,500 NM, Delivery Crew

50′ Beneteau “Tahoe”  June 2006
Key West to Port Jefferson New York,
1,400 NM, Delivery Crew