Nationality: Finnish
Date of Birth: 1968
Health: Excellent, very fit non-smoker, valid ENG1 cert
Languages: Native Swedish, fluent English and Finnish, basic French, Spanish & German
Other: Full clean drivers license, PADI Rescue, C1/D visa 


With 35 years of professional maritime experience, including 14 years as a luxury yacht Captain, I am currently seeking a position as Captain of a >60m motor yacht. Worldwide navigation on large private and charter yachts has given me detailed knowledge of popular and secluded cruising destinations and a familiarity in navigating densely trafficked areas such as the English Channel, Shanghai and Malacca Strait. As an experienced Master Unlimited, I have a sound understanding of charter management and large yacht administration. I am very familiar with SOLAS, MLC and STCW regulations and procedures, including class upgrades, obtaining class and flag survey approvals and practical implementation of ISM and ISPS. I take pride in precise accounting using Quicken, Microsoft Office and Access and in leading a motivated and high performing team. My primary focus is on operating the vessel efficiently and professionally to give Owner and guests wonderful service.


· Unlimited Master’s License, Åbo Navigations Institute, Finland 1996 & renewed 2015
· STCW 95 proficiencies, Trafi (Finnish Maritime Authority), Finland, renewed 2015
· GMDSS endorsement, Finnish Radio Authority, Finland 2015
· ECDIS type approved training (SAM ECDIS Pilot Platinum), Nautitec, Germany (Onboard Training), 2014
· Medical First Aid & Care onboard ships according to STCW95, Kotka maritime school, Finland, 2016
· ISPS Ship Security Officer Course according to STCW95, Kotka maritime school, Finland 2016
· Medical Chest Training, Medaire provider, Onboard Training, Greece 2014


June 2018 - March 2019 88.5m m/y Illusion Plus, Pride Megayachts

Joined Illusion Plus as Captain to recruit safe manning crew, commission and Class her + fit her for the voyage from China to Monaco. Pax/ crew capacity 12/ 25pers.
Successfully passed inspection with Flag and Class (commercial) and sailed her Yantai - Shekou - Galle - Al Salalah - Suez - Bizerte - Antibes - Monaco - Tarragona.
In Monaco yacht show she was probably the most visited yacht albeit not finished. After this did snagging in Tarragona for the entire winter period.

Illusion Plus in Monaco

Nov 2017 – Dec 2017 68.5m m/y Lady S, Amels

I joined Lady S for Captain relief that entailed finishing up their maintenance period in Vilanova followed by an inclination experiment in MB92 and then an Atlantic crossing to Bahamas via Gibraltar and Canaries for bunkers.

Lady S in MB92 (left by tent)

Feb 2017 - Nov 2017, 92m p/v Moonlight II, Neorion yard, Greece

I joined Moonlight II in Abu Dhabi as Captain after having initially made contact with the Management back in 2016. Successfully passed PSSC & Flag state inspection whilst same time preparing for a busy charter season and filling up the manning scales. Capacity 36pax/ Crew 36.
Moonlight II in Yalikavak, Turkey

Nov 2016 – Jan 2017 68.5m m/y Lady S, Amels

I joined Lady S for Captain relief that entailed a service period in Southampton where all engines maintenance were sorted out before the winter season. We transited the Atlantic to the Caribbean via Las Palmas which followed a successful charter St. Maarten – St Kitts – St Barths with a complement of 19 crew and 12 guests. I took care of all aspects of day to day management (incl. accounting) of the yacht and preparation of the charter and execution in close communication with the office SMS. After the charter we also successfully passed ISM, ISPS and MLC audits with CISR.

Lady S in London, UK

Aug 2012 – Jan 2016 122m m/y Maryah, Elefsina (H2 design)

I joined this commercially registered SOLAS yacht in Elefsina shipyard in Greece, 2.5 years prior to the launch in March 2015. After overseeing all aspects of completion of the build and commissioning we undertook an owner’s trip, before returning to Barcelona’s MB92 for further work. In the yard we finished painting the underwater hull, fixed the stabilisers, changed azipod seals, fitted exhaust overrides and anchor chain chafing bars and completed various interior carpentry work. We then cruised France, Sardinia, Sochi and Abu Dhabi with up to 36 private guests and 53 crew. I took care of all aspects of administration and compliance in close liaison with the management company. 

Maryah alongside in Tivat, Montenegro

Dec 2010 – May 2012 95m m/y Indian Empress, Oceanco
Captain / Chief Officer

Moving to this commercially registered vessel from the owner’s previous yacht MY Kalizma, I commenced as Chief Officer before becoming Captain in September 2011. We cruised the Maldives, India, Laccadives, Abu Dhabi, Suez, Gulf of Aden and Mediterranean with up to 12 private and charter guests and 30 crew. I ensured the vessel’s smooth and efficient running on a tight budget, planning itineraries, coordinating maintenance and navigating a return crossing from Europe to the UAE. As Chief Officer, I was acting Medical and Security Officer in charge of the deck and overseeing safety operations onboard. 

Indian Empress alongside in Galle, Sri Lanka

May 2008 – Dec 2010 48m m/y Kalizma, Ramage & Ferguson

On this private vessel I implemented mini-ISM protocols and was involved in upgrading the vessel to a MCA commercial yacht standard. We cruised Phuket, Langkawi, Lumut, Singapore, the Andaman Islands, Galle, Colombo, Goa, Cochin and Mumbai with up to 10 guests and 10 crew. I oversaw 2 shipyard periods in Langkawi and Lumut, Malaysia, where we performed annual maintenance, overhauled the engine, completed minor interior work and renewed some steel plating.

Kalizma at Ko Ma, Thailand

Jul 2007 – Mar 2008 74m m/y Silver, Silvermarine
Chief Officer / Relief Captain

I was closely involved in the launch of this vessel, managing a 2nd Officer and 2 Able Seamen and ensuring all ISM certification and audits were passed successfully. Cruising Australia, Langkawi, Phuket and the Maldives with up to 16 guests and 16 crew on this new build commercial SOLAS yacht, I managed 3 crew, was the acting Medical, Safety and Security Officer onboard and oversaw all deck operations and maintenance. 

Silver during seatrials off Fremantle, Australia

Oct 2006 – Apr 2007 60m m/y Titan, Brooke Marine
Chief Officer

I was in charge of exterior maintenance and watch keeping schedules on this 20 crew commercial SOLAS vessel, hosting up to 12 guests. In preparation for the summer, we undertook a major shipyard period and I oversaw annual maintenance and safety checks while managing 5 crew. During one of our busy charters I helped organise a very large birthday party. Following the vessel’s sale and delivery to Italy I assisted with a comprehensive one week handover for new crew and Officers.

Titan at La Seyne-sur-Mer, France

May – Sep 2006 240m m/v CMA CGM Capella, Hyundai
2nd Officer

In my role on this German commercial container vessel, trading between China and the USA with 22 crew, I was the Safety Officer, implementing all ISO 14001 and related ISM trainings and drills. I was also the Medical Officer as per German reg’s.

CMA CGM Capella

Feb 2003 – Apr 2005 117m m/y Turama, Rauma yards Captain / Staff Captain

I delivered this commercial SOLAS passenger vessel from Hong Kong to Elefsina, Greece, then cruised the South of France, Malta, Sardinia and Greek Islands with up to 50 guests and 60 crew. In my role as Captain I also undertook extensive heli-deck operations. During the vessel’s initial transformation from passenger ship to luxury yacht in the Greek Lamda shipyard I supervised deck maintenance work & commissioned and tested all deck machinery. Design by Doug Patterson and Y. Kose.

Turama off Kavalla, Greece

May 2000 – Jan 2003 116m m/v Columbus Caravelle, Rauma yards
Staff Captain/ Captain

Advancing from Chief Officer to take my first Captain’s position in June 2000, I was responsible for all ship operations, management and maintenance, leadership and enforcing full ISM compliance. This commercial SOLAS passenger vessel cruised Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, China and South Korea with up to 300 guests and 150-200 crew.

Columbus Caravelle alongside at Jeju, S. Korea

OTHER EXPERIENCE (+detailed work history click here)

Aug – Dec 2005 Pandaw Cambodia Ltd.
Marine Superintendent

In this shore-based consultant position, I created and implemented necessary safety systems, recommended safety improvements for existing ships and compiled comprehensive budgets for 4 commercial river cruise vessels, each operating with up to 50 guests and 20 crew in Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar. I also took care of technical projects, such as arranging and coordinating the overhaul of 2 gensets and auxiliary engines and advised Owners on new build projects they were planning in Vietnam and Myanmar.

Pandaw 4 in typical shoremooring at Yandabo, Myanmar (Burma)


· Marshall Island COC CeC endorsement 2018
· ECDIS type approved course for Sperry plotters 2018
· Lloyd's Superintendent course (DPA, CSO, Class & statutory certificates, risk management and incident investigation, internal auditing courses), in Dubai, UAE 2016 & Piraeus, Greece 2017
· Malta COC CeC endorsement 2017
· Cayman Island COC CeC endorsement, 2016
· Medical care, Crowd and crisis management & SSO in Kotka, Finland 2016
· Basic STCW, advanced firefighting & PSCRB in Mariehamn, Finland 2016
· UK CAA air band ROC, GMDSS 4 All (Onboard Training), Greece 2015
· ECDIS type specific onboard training for SAM chart plotters, Nautitec, Greece 2014
· Azipod propulsion operation, ABB, Helsinki, Finland, 2014
· ECDIS generic course according to STCW95, Åland maritime school, Finland, 2012
· UK COC CeC endorsement (expired now) 2009
· ISF English language test for seafarers, result 95%, Marlin’s (online test), 2009
· Elementary First Aid according to STCW 95, Åland Maritime School, Finland 2004
· Bridge Resource Management Course, Åbo Navigations Institute, Finland 1995
· General Operator’s Certificate no 218, Åbo Navigations Institute, Finland 1995
· ARPA (radar) Certificate, Åbo Navigations Institute, Finland 1991


2018 - 2019  Diploma in shipmanagement (FLR2986), online, Lloyd's maritime academy (North Kent College). Case study of setting up office for managing 10 vessels for 2 clients. 

1994 – 1996 Captain’s Diploma in Seafaring, Thesis: Leadership, Turku Maritime College, Finland

Åbo Navigations Institut (Aboa Mare today)

1989 – 1991 Deck Officer’s Diploma in Seafaring, Turku Maritime College, Finland

1984 – 1985 Vocational Qualification of General Purpose Rating, Turku Maritime College, Finland

Cygnaeus skolan (today a micro brewery)

1975 – 1984 Compulsory basic education in Cygnaeus Grundskola 6 yrs & St.Olofs skolan 3 yrs, graduated from all classes


In my spare time I like to read, run, hike and cook. I am also a passionate above and below water photographer and diver.


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Thanks for keeping up such an awesome resource. @bose

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Anonymous said...

I was in Bore Sun 1986 at midsummer time. I was with my dad, who was removal truck driver. I spent one of my experimental trip from Turku to Harwich. I was 13 yrs old and there were two same aged kids in that same trip. :) Maybe you were there too!

Jari Lindgren said...

@ Katjuska, I probably was there at that time. Was 16 yrs old in those days :)

arnoldkallio said...

Impressive CV Jari!

HeikkiW said...

Very imressive Curriculum!