Professional Seaman

Captain Phil Cusumano
With over thirty years of proven experience on a wide variety of vessels, Captain Phil is the right  choice.

Professional Resume

Captain Phil Cusumano is a licensed Master, 100 ton near-Coastal (out to 200 miles offshore) and holds a Merchant Mariner Credential, Reference Number 2564493.

Over the past 3 decades Capt. Phil has safely delivered numerous privately-owned vessels up and down the U.S eastern coastline, such as 76’ Hatteras Motor Yacht and the 75’ Viking Motor Yacht.
Concurrent to owning his own delivery service, Phil captains aboard “Whole Life”, a 60′ Offshore M/V, from the hail-port Boston.

His extensive experience includes but is not limited to captaining these vessels;

  • “Privateer IV”, a triple-screw 110′ tour and charter,
  • “Privateer I”, a 95′ custom charter, from the hail-port Seven Seas, Gloucester, MA.
  • “Sea Song III”, a 48’ Carver Motor Yacht hailing from Gloucester Harbor, MA.

With boats ranging from 35’ to 125’ Capt. Phil has traveled from New England to Florida Keys, through the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Seaway (Thousand Island area), Welland Canal, and the New York Canal System, as well as the Hudson River from Lake Champlain to New York Harbor.

When needed, Capt. Phil recruits other Captains and crew with proven professional experience to assist him upon deliveries or to act as guides/instructors to those requiring additional hands-on experience.

Captain Phil also created “On the Water Training”, a state-of-the-art personalized vessel teaching service. The teaching is designed to the specific individual(s) training for a safe and pleasurable boater operation on their own boat and in their own waters. Click here to learn more.

Born and raised in Gloucester, MA, Captain Phil has had a lifelong love affair for the ocean. His father owned and operated commercial fishing vessels in Gloucester for fifty years. At the age of thirteen he started commercial fishing off the “Grand Banks” during summer vacations with his father and after high school, for 19 years he captained several of his dad’s boats such as the “Acme”, 73’, 28’ beam, 13.5’ draft commercial dragger.

Capt. Phil adds to his achievements a talent as a talented and successful marine artist. His works have been bought and displayed in the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass. and throughout the United States.

Capt. Phil is a non-smoker and nondrinker and you can always count on him to be fully capable when taking charge of your boat. He looks forward to the possibility of providing dependable, professional customer service and a life-time of nautical experience to you and/or your clienteles.