750 W Sunrise

Bluewater is an international yachting company with offices based in Fort Lauderdale, Antibes, Davos, Hong Kong, Moscow and Palma.

Globally we offer a complete service in yachting; Crew Training, Recruitment, Management, Charter and Brokerage. Our Fort Lauderdale training center is a new purpose-designed, state-of-the-art 45,000 square foot maritime training center featuring the latest electronics, teaching tools, new simulation equipment, onsite indoor training pool and seasoned instructors.

Among the many advantages of our facility, we have a comfortable student lounge, kitchen and fitness center. We offer a full range of training courses, from those just starting out to the highest career levels.

Immersion suit training in our indoor sea survival pool

Meet the Team

Troy Pitmon

Troy Pitmon

Instructor

Troy joined the US Navy at age 18 as an engineer, became a Navy Diver and eventually a US Navy Diving Instructor retiring after 22 years. As an avid diver, Troy became a PADI and NAUI SCUBA Instructor.  In addition, Troy obtained first Master’s license in 1986 and currently holds a U.S. Coast Guard 1600/3000 Ton Oceans with an MCA certificate of equivalent competency. Troy currently instructs AEC, ECDIS, EDH, USCG Master 100 & 200 Tons, OUPV.

Will Williamson

Will Williamson

Instructor

Will served twenty-one years in the U.S. Coast Guard during which time he served in both shore side command positions as well as Deck Watch Officer on a 210’ Coast Guard cutter. He was on the frontline for 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and Super Storm Sandy.  He is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Homeland Security at American Military University.  He instructs STCW, Ship’s Security Officer, Power Boat Level II, Efficient Deck Hand, Operational Helm, Advanced Sea Survival, as well as our Security Compliance Officer.

Dan St. Denis

Dan St. Denis

Instructor

Growing up on the famous Great Lakes of Canada, Dan spent his summers camping, fishing, and exploring.  An avid outdoorsman, most of his time would be spent out on the water in the summers. After training and serving as a professional fire fighter for many years he decided to explore the world and push the boundaries of his familiar surroundings.  Dan started in the Caribbean, he spent the next nine years at sea, travelling the islands, New England, the East Coast of Canada, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Red Sea.

Dan has become a decorated member of the yachting community and is a formal MCA Officer of the Watch.  He can often be seen taking long rides on his motorcycle, scuba diving reefs and wrecks.