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Allison Thompson - 200T Yachtmaster Oceans

Box 147373, Ponsonby Auckland, New Zealand
NZ +64 021 067 1528
US 001 415 287 3483

I have over 25 years experience living and working on the water. With over 30 trips on the Pacific Ocean ranging from; Glacier Bay, Alaska to Ecuador, Panama, the Galapagos, South Pacific and New Zealand. I am also familiar with the Western Caribbean and Baltic Sea. I have logged over 200,000 sea miles.


  • RYA Yachtmaster 200T Sail/Power/Ocean/Commercial 
  • USCG Master 100T
  • STCW 95 
  • Basic Marine Fire Fighting, CPR and First Aid 
  • Amateur Radio Operator General KG6BLM 
  • GMDSS Operator


  • Lived and worked aboard for 25 years 
  • Strong practical background in vessel management, operation, provisioning and navigation
  • Local knowledge includes the Pacific Coast from Ecuador to Glacier Bay, Alaska, the Galapagos, French Polynesia, Samoa, Tonga and west to New Zealand. Western Caribbean and Baltic Sea
  • Managed large projects, handled and accounted for large sums of money with integrity
  • Excellent organizational skills, good record keeping
  • Enthusiastic team player; can keep crew directed and motivated, sensitive to owners needs
  • Operation of navigation electronics including GPS, electronic charting, radar, global star, pactor, GMDSS Equiptment, Fleet 55, computers
  • Basic mechanical and electronic maintenance and understanding
  • Cooking, provisioning, fine dining service and catering - hospitality/tourism people skills, upbeat, positive attitude

Personal data

Date of Birth: 13 April 1961 
Marital Status: Married 
Nationality: US/ New Zealand permanent resident 
Health: Excellent, non-smoker 

Work history


2006 - 2007

Mate/Chef/Co-Captain Catana 582 Mariah. Sailed from New Zealand to Tahiti, Tuamotu's, Samoa, and Tonga.

Team Earthrace round the world race, 2007. Earthrace currently holds the round the world speedboat record.

Captain of Feadship De Vrouwe Christina. 95ton, 83ft Feadship skippered through eight countries in the Caribbean and three Panama Canal crossings. Completed final commissioning of vessel. Also filled roles of Stew, Chef, Yoga Instructor.

1986 - present

Joint owner of 50 Motorsailer, Ketch. Cruising the West Coast from Glacier Bay, Alaska to Ecuador, Galapagos and across the Pacific to New Zealand.

1996 to 1999

Served as Chief Mate on 104 49 passenger, High Speed Catamaran, providing one week tours of the Inside Passage, including Sitka and Glacier Bay. 100,000 sea miles covered. I held International Canadian Pilotage approval.

1995 Alaskan

Served as Engineer/Mate on 65 49 passenger wooden Tug boat, providing whale watching tours in Icy Straights, Alaska.

1995 to 1997

Worked on and managed a total refit of 50 steel Motorsailer, including construction of aluminum pilot house, integral fuel tanks, new interior and electrical system, exterior finish.

1986 - present

Various Deliveries on Pacific, Caribbean and Baltic Seas

1986 - present

Operated an onboard Canvas and Sail Repair business in various Ports of Call. Ship Shape Canvas trained.

1978 to 1986

Project Director for Non-Profit marine service, live aboard, marina development project in Sausalito, CA.

Vessels and voyages


104 Fast Catamaran (power) 'Executive Explorer' - Seattle-Alaska (8xs)


104 Fast Catamaran (power) 'Executive Explorer' - Ketchikan-Juneau (80xs)


94 Motor yacht 'Spirit of Adventure' - Glacier Bay, Alaska


65 Motor yacht/tug - Icy Straight, Alaska (250 crossings)


65 Transpac Racer (sail) 'Warrior' - La Paz, Mexico


65 Diane (sail) "Nagual' - Puerto Vallarta-La Paz


50 Colvin Ketch (motor sail) 'Whatever' - Alaska-Ecuador-Galapagos -New Zealand


50' Schooner (sail) 'Maramel' - San Francisco Bay Charters


 50 Colin Archer (sail) 'Windseeker' - San Carlos-San Francisco


50 Trawler (motor sail) 'Narwhal' - Balboa-Colon, Panama


42' Ted Brewer (sail) 'Sirens Song' - Balboa-Golfito (engineless)


42 Hans Christen (sail) 'SandiLee' - Costa Rica- Mexico


41 Cabo Rico (sail) 'Kuchi' - Puerto Vallarta-San Diego


50 Dutch Sloop (sail) 'Begone' - San Diego-San Francisco


36 Crealock (sail) Windfall' - La Paz-San Diego


28 St Pierre Dory (sail) 'Funny' - Puerto Vallarta-Cabo-Puerto Vallarta




Wellpark College, Auckland, New Zealand, Yoga Diploma


Northland Polytechnic; Whangarei, New Zealand


California Maritime Academy; Vallejo, CA STCW Training and Basic Marine Firefighting


Institute for Progressive Communications


La Union Spanish School; Antigua Guatemala


Acupressure Institute; Berkeley, CA


Northwest Merchant Marine Training Institute; Seattle, WA Mariners License Prep



Hobbies and interests

Surfing, yoga, massage, natural therapies, gourmet cooking (Indian, Mexican, Thai, Vegetarian), radio journalism, scuba, hiking, writing, reading. 


Available on request.


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