Captain Ben Coulter and his team at Navigator Yacht Services are dedicated to providing clients with the highest level of service, safety and most importantly, TIME on the water.
Our mission is for our clients to use their yacht, enjoy their yacht, and leave the details to us.
The team works closely with owners on the day to day operations needed for the smooth operation required by luxury yachts. They will help design a tailor-made program to guarantee that your vessel is managed and maintained at the highest level of standard. A yacht is a major investment and the team understands the need to protect that particular marine asset and will deliver professional care with a professional result. They can assist in all matters including arranging berths, provisions, spares, fuel, technical support, weather information, security and travel.
With the headquarters being in the heart of yachting industry in Fort Lauderdale, FL, the team at Navigator Yacht Services has knowledge and experience with numerous ports and destinations on the East Coast, Bermuda, Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos Islands and even farther down into the Caribbean.
Ben was born and raised on Long Island Sound in Connecticut. He has lived in Newport, Rhode Island; Charleston, SC and now in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Ben has knowledge and experience in both sail and power vessels up to 100’. He has logged over 50,000 nautical miles of delivering boats of all kinds up and down the east coast, both in and offshore. Ben's vast knowledge of the East Coast, including the Bahamas, Bermuda and the Turks & Caicos Islands has proven invaluable when planning and traveling to these beautiful places. He has fished the waters off of South Florida, Bahamas and Bermuda. Ben is extremely proficient in managing and overseeing all aspects of yacht maintenance and interfaces well at all levels. He is exceptionally competent in dealing with and resolving crisis situations that may arise at sea or on land, while still meeting deadlines. Ben has built up numerous relationships with local and coastal suppliers, vendors and subcontractors.
Ben holds a RYA/MCA Yachtmaster 200GT offshore, a 100 GT USCG Master's license, STCW 95 & US Sailing Keelboat Instructor's Certificate
Deliveries / Vessel Relocation
There are many great locations spanning the East Coast, Bahamas, Bermuda and into the Caribbean that boaters would like to visit. Time should not be wasted on getting to and from these magnificent locations. It costs less than you think to have your own yacht to provide the accommodation and transport to some of the most beautiful and scenic locations. We here at Navigator Yacht Services look after your vessel along the way and will clean and detail on arrival so she is ready for you to step on board and not waste a single moment. Consider combining a delivery with crewing assistance for the ultimate holiday experience!
There are many attributes that lead to confidence on the water. We here at Navigator Yacht Services are committed to sculpting a customized training program to help ensure that your personal confidence level exceeds your expectations. Some, but not all of the topics include docking, navigation, "Rules of the Road," safety, general seamanship, and maintenance techniques.
Our goal is for the owner to step on and off their yacht with complete ease. Our management programs allow the owner to use their vessel the way it was intended - maximize the experience on the vessel hassle free and leave the stress at home.
Our management programs are 100%
customized to our client’s
expecations. Some, but not all the services we offer include:
Exterior Washdown & Detailing
Compound & Waxing
Grey/Black water systems and maintenance
AC & DC electric
Dive Services including bottom cleaning & zinc check/replacement
Engine & Generator Service
Major Systems Check
Supply and Installation of parts and equipment
Registration & Documentation
All the services offered can be on a “by use” basis, or a monthly schedule can be
formulated to ensure your vessel is always running at peak performance.
Take all the worry out for that special day, corporate function, an afternoon cruise so that you can sit back and enjoy the scenery, or even a long adventure over to the Bahamas let Navigator Yacht Services take care of all your crewing needs.
Whether you are a yacht broker, an owner or surveyor our captains are highly trained for any type of outing.
Vessel Modification and Custom Fits
Let us help you make your vessel as individual as you are! Although many vessels are "production built," we can help redesign any part, inside or out to not only meet the owner's needs, but make sure it is as "seaworthy" as possible. Some options include redesigning galleys, bunk layouts or salon areas.
Want to take a cruise, but aren’t really sure about where to go? The entire staff at Navigator Yacht Servics has a vast knowledge of the East Coast, Bahamas, Bermuda and the Caribbean. Let us help you plan the perfect getaway and take the hassle away from making reservations and securing dockage.
Getting all the neccesary food and supplies before a trip can sometimes be difficult and time consuming. You may have a pre-compiled list of particular items you
require, in which case we will gladly work within your requested parameters. We also can offer guidance and inspiration to help fill your boat with whatever you require.
Navigator Yacht Services has relationships with major suppliers and can provide competitive prices well below retail that cater to your yacht provisioning needs!
Toll free - (866) 832-5191
Tel - 954 802 1119
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