Chesapeake Area Professional Captains Association


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We are a professional organization for Coast Guard-licensed captains across the Chesapeake Bay and along the Atlantic coast. We promote professional development and business opportunities for licensed captains.

Our captains operate charter boats, tour boats, survey and tow vessels, and ocean-going ships. Some provide instructions for new boat owners. Others deliver boats between ports. We have more than 300 licensed captains available to assist boat owners and dealers.

CAPCA in the News 2015

What You Can Do With Your New Coast Guard Captain's License  PropTalk, October 2015. Quotes CAPCA jobs program director Bill Washington. 

Intracoastal Waterway for Sailors  SpinSheet, September 2015. Quotes CAPCA members Paul Harmina and Jeremy Hopkins. 

For Captains and Would-Be Captains  SpinSheet, May 2015. General article about CAPCA. 

Fire Onboard: Your Biggest Threat?  PropTalk, May 2015. Quotes CAPCA member John McDevitt. 

How to Sharpen Your Boating Skills  SpinSheet, April 2015. Article about mentoring mentions Captain Roy Adler, then head of CAPCA's own mentoring program. 

The Right Questions to Ask Marinas  SpinSheet, March 2015. Article about choosing a marina mentions CAPCA member Wendy Kravit. 

Choosing the Right Marina  PropTalk, March 2015. Quotes CAPCA member Wendy Kravit. 

Serving licensed captains and the maritime public