Ben first fell in love with sailing as a boy, visiting the Atlantic Coast of Florida, where his grandfather had 19ft daysailer. Years later, following a summer spent as crew on a competitive and successful racing yacht on Lake Michigan, the deal was sealed. He was hooked and has spent a good part of his adult life trying to find his way onto boats. As owner, caretaker and captain of the beautiful classic sailing yacht, TRUE, there is little he loves more than being on the water and sharing the experience with others.
Ben’s offshore experience includes a 1400 mile passage from San Diego to Bainbridge Island, and a 606 mile crossing of the North Sea from Marstrand, Sweden to Orkney, UK.
He is a United States Coast Guard Licensed Operator, has First Aid/CPR certification & Wilderness First Aid training.
He is also a husband, father of two, and professional musician with the indie-folk band, St. Paul de Vence.