Captain Stu Coleman Resume
Curriculum Vitae

Mobile Phone: 323-314-2963
Current Location: Marina Del Rey, California, USA
Email Address:

Downloadable Resume: StuColemanResume.pdf

Passports Held: United States & TWIC Card

Near Coastal Master 100 ton

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Near Coastal Mate 100 ton

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Officer in Charge of a

Navigational Watch (Mate)




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STCW-95 V/C/F Security Officer

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STCW-95 Crowd Control

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STCW-95 Crisis Management

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STCW-95 First Aid & CPR

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STCW-95 Basic Firefighting

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STCW-95 Safety & Social Resp.

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STCW-95 Personal Survival

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STCW-95 Proficiency in Survival Craft

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Marine Radio Operators Permit


EFR (CPR/First Aid) Instructor


Bareboat Chartering Instructor



Club Race Officer


US Sailing

Open Water Scuba Instructor

10 specialties


Personal Statement

I am an enthusiastic, motivated instructor with over 5,000 sea days above the water and over 300 dives below the water. I enjoy making full use of my sailing, diving and teaching experience, conscientious attitude and tireless work ethic. I am always looking to share my passion for the sea with others that value the customer experience and rewards employee diligence.

Maritime Experience

Captain/Managing Director
Admiralty Sailing, Marina del Rey, CA
June 2013 – Present
Provide skippered charters to guests to provide an outstanding sailing experience on Santa Monica Bay.

Freelance Charter Skipper
Bluewater Sailing | Blue Pacific Boating
Marina del Rey, CA
June 2010 – Present
Skippered boats that have been bareboat chartered for Marina Del Rey brokers for guests to provide an outstanding sailing experience on Santa Monica Bay.

Scuba Instructor
Eco Dive Center, Los Angeles, CA
June 2010 – July 2011
Taught  PADI Open Water and Advanced Open Water Courses as well as scuba refresher and private instruction.

StuColeman-BuckIslandScuba Instructor
St. Thomas Diving Club – St. Thomas, USVI

April 2010 – June 2010
Served as mate on Dive boat and as scuba instructor, gave personalized service to resort customers in creating outstanding dive experiences. Taught PADI Discover Scuba Diving and Open Water Courses.

Dive Boat Captain/Scuba Instructor
Underwater Safaris – St. Thomas, USVI
Corinthian 45 – October 2009 – April 2010
As dive boat captain, responsible for up to 32 passengers and crew for Cruise Ship excursions and Marriott resort diver’s experience in St. Thomas, USVI. As Scuba Instructor, responsible for outfitting resort/excursion divers and conducting guided tours for certified divers and teaching DSDs (PADI Discover Scuba Diving).

SV Reliance – Beneteau 331
2003 – present
As owner/skipper, over 1000 days of racing and cruising with over 12,000 sea miles, including four 125 mile Newport to Ensenada Races. Recruited and trained crew and performed all maintenance.

SV Hawaiian Chieftain, 106’ TopSail Ketch
June 2009 – September 2009
12-week contract as Mate/Purser/Master Gunner sailing Puget Sound and the Pacific Northwest on education sails, cannon battle sails, and family adventure sails. Responsible for ship’s budget and all cash accounting, crew training, sail handling, watch leading, navigation and ship’s maintenance.

SV Chasch Mer, Santa Cruz 50
May 2009
18 day delivery as part of 4-man crew from Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii to Long Beach, CA

SV Indy, Lido 14
January 2007 – April 2009
60 days as skipper of 2-person racing dinghy. Performed all maintenance and repairs.

Bluewater Sailing 2003-2008
ASA Sailing Instructor: 100 days teaching Basic Keelboat, Coastal Cruising and Bareboat Chartering.  Taught sailing on the following boats: Soling 27, Catalina 22, Catalina 27, Catalina 30, Catalina 36

SV Brig Lady Washington January 2007
Deckhand/Chanteyman/Educator: 15 days as volunteer crew on 200-ton tall ship setting and furling square sails, teaching school children the life of an 18th century sailor, and ship’s maintenance including sail mending, brass polishing and tarring the rigging.

SV Silver Fox 36’ Catalina 2001-2003
Foredeck Racing Crew: 90 days as foredeck/mast man including 2 Newport to Ensenada Yacht Races and return deliveries.

Volunteer History

South Coast Corinthian Yacht Club
Commodore 2008 – Responsible for organizing all activities on and off the water.
Vice Commodore 2007 – Responsible for organizing all social and racing activities.
Rear Commodore/Race Chairman 2006 – Responsible for facilities management and racing activities..
Also served as the Webmaster, Trophy Chairperson, Newsletter
Editor and Principal Race Officer

Association of Santa Monica Bay Yacht Clubs
Secretary 2009
  Responsible for maintaining association roster and meeting minutes
Webmaster 2006-2009 – Responsible for maintaining racing schedules, meeting minutes, awards, deeds
Cruiser Fleet Chair 2008 – Responsible for organising 60+ boat fleet and standardizing handicapping

Southern California Yachting Association
Web Liason 2008- Conduct needs and usability analysis in website redesign.


PADI OWSI/Specialty Instructor
Utila Dive Centre, Utila,
Honduras 2009
PADI Divemaster
Ocean Adventures Dive Company,
Venice, California, 2009
PADI Master Scuba Diver
Pro-Dive USA, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2004

Master of Business Administration
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California, 2011
Marketing/E-Business Concentration 

Bachelor of Business Administration
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia, 1985
Major in Business Management,
Minor in Music Administration

Other Experience:

  • Extensive management, graphics and advertising experience.
  • Extensive Bar Manager / Bartending experience.

Personal Interests:

  • Sailing, diving, public speaking, photography, seafaring history
    and sea chanteys
Vessel / Name Email Address
Phone Number
SV Hawaiian Chieftain
106′ Topsail Ketch
 Brandi Bednarik 1-800-200-5239
SV Silver Fox
Catalina 36
Mr Howard Rose
Bluewater Sailing School
Capt. Elliot Zimmerman
The Crew Network
Robin Smith