Captain Graham E. Barnes:
Graham just celebrated his 20th year as Captain of the M/Y Captivator.
Born in Leeds, Yorkshire; he immigrated to South Africa in 1984 as a ten-year-old. Educated and schooled in Johannesburg and Cape Town, Graham grew sea legs at an early age. Wanting to travel, Graham left South Africa after 5 years of service as a Navy Deep Diver Combat Operator. He served assisting British and American militaries in various operations around the world.
After the Navy, Graham lived and worked in Nassau, Bahamas for 2 years as a Dive/Charter Captain. He has over 80,000 miles on our country’s inland waterways and lakes. Lake Michigan in general is his favorite.
Graham spends his time between several aspects of the marine industry. Yacht maintenance/management, running of various vessels and his Operational Diving Team. ODT offers full services including bottom cleaning, prop removal and replacement, zincs removal and replacement, underwater video camera inspections with 24/7 Emergency Diving Services. He operates from Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee and Missouri with dive inspections and salvage for the tugboat industry up and down the US inland rivers. Graham actively supports environmental awareness in the marine industry. He is also the father of two girls who motivate him to protect our natural resources.
Chef Kathy Goulard
Le Cordon Bleu, Paris-France, 1990
University of South Carolina, Business, 1978
Licenses and Certificates:
CAP (Certiciat d’apitude Professionel )from LeCordon Bleu, Paris-France, 1990
PADI Certified Open Water Diver, Charleston, SC, October 2010
Serv Safe Certification, SCDHEC, Charleston, SC, April 2009
Serv Safe Certification, Ft. Laurderdale, FL November 2011
100 GT Captains License November 2015
Mate & Stewardess - CV's Upon Request