Oliver is originally from Canada and started his love for the water in Canada at a young age. In his early teens, he was boating on Lake Ontario and the Northern Lakes every summer.Oliver came to Florida originally to pursue his other passion of flying helicopters. In his second month in Florida, he was invited to visit the Bahamas for the weekend on a yacht. After the trip Oliver asked the captain at the time, “you get paid to do this? and the rest is history. Oliver worked from the ground up learning everything about maintenance and caring for a boat, from bottom jobs to detailing and mechanical.
More than 20 years in the business, Oliver’s travels have taken him through the Great Lakes, Bahamas, Indian Ocean (Maldives), Caribbean, and down the entire island chain to South America. He has also travelled and captained in the Mediterranean Sea, where he built and delivered some beautiful Italian yachts to Viareggio and Turkey cruising the Greek Islands and South Turkey.
Oliver has established himself as a well-respected and sought after captain/engineer in the global yachting industry. He holds his USCG license and his Yacht Master/MCA. Along with being a yacht broker, Oliver also manages his own company, Liquid Assets Yacht Management, which specializes in the management of vessels for the absentee owner and handles all logistics and safety of the vessel.
Oliver’s attention to detail has allowed him to consistently exceed the expectations of his clients and colleagues. His true love, 7-year-old daughter, Olivia, is keeping him closer to home these days so joining the SYS team, he feels, is the perfect segue from his career as a captain.