Captain Philip Cusumano
Artist Filippo; (Capt.
Phil Cusumano is a U.S.C.G. licensed Master 100 ton near
Coastal (out to 200 miles offshore) license number 1160505 issue
2. He has American Red Cross first aid and American Heart Association
C.P.R. certification. He is a member of The Maritime Consortium.
Captain Phil is full time Captain during the summer for a 60'
Offshore M/V Whole Life out of Boston. In his off time he is Captain
of the triple screw Privateer IV, a 110' tour and charter boat
and the 95' Privateer for Seven Seas Gloucester. Capt. Phil also
teaches onboard one on one anyone wishing to learn docking, close
quarter maneuvering, trip planning and navigation.
was past captain of Sea Song III, a 48’ Carver Motor Yacht hailing
Gloucester Harbor, MA for 5 years until its sale in the summer
of 2002. He has been delivery Captain for 10 to 12 boats that
do the north south season from Florida to New England. Among them
a 76 foot Hatteras Motor Yacht, and 75’ Viking Motor Yacht Joi
du-Roie. Capt. Phil spends the winter months after the delivery
season in Fort Myers, Florida. Captain Phil is also co-founder
of North Star Yacht Deliveries, Inc., and On The Water Training
a state-of-the-art delivery and teaching service. The delivery
service specializes in the transport of large and small yachts,
power and sail. The teaching is specifically design to the
individual training for a safe and pleasurable boater operation.
Visit NorthStarYachtDeliveries.com and http://www.OnTheWaterTrainnig.com.
Phil has been conducting yacht deliveries for the past seven years.
This has entailed bringing hundreds of boats up and down the East
coast and the Great Lakes.
boats ranging from 35’ to 125’ Capt. Phil has traveled from New
England to Florida and the Keys, the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence
Seaway (Thousand Island area), Welland Canal, the New York Canal
System, as well as the Hudson River from Lake Champlain to New
Cusumano recruits other Captains and crew with great experience
of their own to assist him on deliveries or to make their own
deliveries. This makes North Star Yacht Deliveries a highly
and raised in Gloucester, MA, Captain Phil has had a life long
love affair for the
ocean. His father owned and operated commercial fishing vessels
in Gloucester for fifty years. At the early age of thirteen Phil
started commercial fishing during summer vacations with his father.
When he graduated from high school he was Captain of his dad's
boats a 73 foot 28 foot beam and a draft of 13.5 feet commercial
dragger. He has also earned a degree in commercial art and fine
art from Vesper George School of Art. He soon felt the call of
the sea and returned to commercial fishing and the captain of
his dad's second boat. His experiences in commercial fishing span
nineteen years and took him from Portland, ME to Martha's Vineyard,
MA and over 200 miles off shore.
As the commercial fishing
industry became more and more challenged with government regulations
and fishing stocks dwindled, Phil decided to put his creative
art background to work and opened a small business as a graphic
designer. He adds to his achievements a talent as a marine artist.
His works have been bought and displayed in the Peabody Essex
Museum in Salem, Mass. and throughout the United States. However
Captain Phil has always maintained his passion for the ocean and
became captain of one of Gloucester's yachts that then became
the catalyst for his present business, North Star Yacht Deliveries,
Inc.. He has been Captain of three yachts and traveled the east
coast on trips and deliveries from down east Maine to Key West,
Florida. In total he has spent forty years on the water and in
the boating community. Phil is professional, intelligent, mature
is a non smoker and non drinker and you can count on him being
fully capable at all times when taking charge of your boat. He
looks forward to being of assistance to you and/or your customers.
Capt. John Peterson
Capt. Phil Cusumano
Every Voyage Possible"