Captain's License Courses | Bay Vessel Services


Your Instructor – Captain Paul Verveniotis


Captain Paul is an accomplished maritime professional with decades of experience in maritime education, vessel operations and in government maritime services.

He has been a professional mariner since the 1980s.  After attending the United States Coast Guard Academy, he pursued parallel executive careers in mechanical engineering, internet software, and as a yacht captain and maritime instructor on San Francisco Bay and around the world.

Paul is currently a Qualification Examiner (QE), the highest operational qualification in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. As a QE, he evaluates the seamanship, boathandling, navigation and other skills of surface operations boat crew and coxswain personnel throughout USCG Auxiliary District 11NR (Northern California and most of Nevada and Utah).  He also provides captain services on luxury charter yachts and for yacht deliveries along the U.S. West Coast.


You can learn more about Captain Paul’s services at

USCG National Master​

100 Gross Register Tons, Near Coastal, Power and Auxiliary Sail, Assistance Towing, Radar Observer Unlimited, TWIC, Marine Radio Operator Permit​

USCG Qualified Instructor and Proctor

At U.S. Captain's Training and Training Resources Maritime Institute.

Registered Professional Engineer (PE)

Mechanical Engineer in California, Oregon, and Arizona