Captain: Jimmy Gaskins
JAMES “JIMMY” GASKINS
PREVIOUS YACHTS: Snaproll 73’
Donzi; Snaproll 80’ Merritt; Four
Seasons 75’ Hatteras; High Cotton
112’ Westport; Steffo 130’ Westport, Second Love 112’ Westport
WORK EXPERIENCE: Jimmy is a Florida native. Born and raised in Jacksonville Beach, FL he grew up surfing, swimming, fishing, snorkeling, and essentially enjoying all things the, ocean has to offer. Post college, Jimmy decided to work at his family owned boatyard and ships store in St.
Augustine, FL. After learning the ins and outs of the business from the hands on aspect of bottom jobs to the one on one in person dealings with the yacht owners themselves Jimmy understood what it takes to maintain a yacht. Jimmy ultimately ended up working in the fishing charter industry, which after 7 years parlayed into the private industry where he has found his comfort zone in running everything from center consoles to large sport fish to motor yachts.
WATERS CRUISED: Bahamas, Caribbean, East Coast of the USA, Mexico
JOB DESCRIPTION: Having been in the industry for 20 years Jimmy understands the
importance of safety. He instills this in his crew and maintaining the vessel accordingly
to ensure all aboard are at ease when it comes to safety and responsibility providing
nothing less than 100% to the guests. Although having the utmost confidence in the
crew Jimmy will always keep a watchful eye on every aspect of your vacation to ensure
its the most safe and memorable one on OUR HERITAGE.
JOB RELATED CERTIFICATES: STCW; USCG 200t Masters; TWIC; Global Entry
HOBBIES: Jimmy loves fishing, boating, travel, all things ocean related
Chief Stewardess: Katie Ott
PREVIOUS YACHTS: Carissima 94’
Hargrave; Betty Jane 112’ Westport;
High Cotton 112’ Westport; Steffo 130’
Westport, Second Love 112’ Westport Sec
WORK EXPERIENCE: A Miami, FL native with a degree in Kinesiology. Growing up on Biscayne Bay and spending most of her time boating, Katie has always had a passion for the ocean. After college and a couple years working with her father, her love
for the water brought her back to South Florida. Katie became a Divemaster and worked in Boca Raton for several years, followed by a year working in the Virgin Islands. Being such an avid boater, she decided to venture into yachting and has loved every minute for the last 11 years. Katie is a highly enthusiastic, hardworking, self motivated individual with a positive attitude and keen eye for detail seeking to give her guests an exceptional experience. She is dedicated, friendly, polite, and a team player which makes her thrive as the stewardess on OUR HERITAGE.
WATERS CRUISED: Bahamas, Caribbean, East Coast of the USA
JOB DESCRIPTION: Katie is dedicated to creating a fun and relaxing vacation for you
and your guests. She manages the interior of the boat, guest service, along with
helping on deck. Katie will be there for you and your every need, always with a smile.
JOB RELATED CERTIFICATES: Divemaster, STCW, TWIC, Global Entry
HOBBIES: Katie loves boating, diving, fishing, skiing, spending time with her family, and enjoying time relaxing and reading.
First Mate: Lucas Schurter
PREVIOUS YACHTS; Sun Toy 75'. Paesana 76'
Lady Victory 88'. Cutting edge 101' Fugitive 125'
I was born and raised in Portland, OR. I grew up playing soccer all the way through high school. Shortly after high school I moved to the St. John, USVI. This is where I discovered my love for being on boats and the water. Spent my free time at the beaches snorkeling or out with friends island hoping. After a few years of island life I moved to Washington DC where I learned the trade of HVAC but I wanted to continue working on yachts. I then began working at a local passenger ferry boat company. This gave me a wonderful opportunity to work hard and it ultimately led me to be able to move up in ranks and acquired my captains license. After 7 years the love of the ocean was calling and I decided to re-enter the charter world. It is my pleasure to assist the guests of "OUR HERITAGE" are happy, whether it is taken them in the tender or showing them all the special sites of our.
Waters cruised: Caribbean, Bahamas, East Coast New England, Chesapeake Bay
Job Certs: STCW, 200 ton Master USCG license, twic card