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Captain Randy Chapman is a licensed United States Coast Guard Captain with over 50 years of sailing experience. | Blue Ocean Charters - Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, California
Captain Randy Chapman
Captain Randy is a licensed United States Coast Guard Captain with over 50 years of sailing experience. The Captain holds Coast Guard credentials including: 100 ton Masters Inland, 100 ton Mate Near Coastal, Sailing Endorsement and Operator of an Uninspected Passenger Vessel. In addition to his US Coast Guard credentials, he also has qualified for certifications from the American Sailing Association including: ASA 101, 103, 104 and 106.

Captain Randy’s interest in boating began while lake sailing his Sabot and crewing on his dad's Lido 14 when he was eight years old. While completing his degree in Marine Biology at UC Santa Barbara, Captain Randy discovered the excitement of ocean sailing on his 18’ Hobie Cat, which continued until he graduated and had to get a “real job”, requiring him to relocate to the San Francisco Bay Area. Shortly after relocating, Captain Randy was invited to crew on larger sailing yachts, thus beginning his passion for ocean cruising. In the late 1990’s, he returned to Santa Barbara and began cruising in the Santa Barbara Channel and around the Channel Islands. “Once I discovered the natural beauty of the Islands, I knew that my goal would be to share that passion with other people”. Since his first visit to the Islands, Captain Randy has continued to explore the many inlets and anchorages that the Channel Islands have to offer in vessels ranging in size from 32’ to 48’ in length. By 2005, he had accumulated enough sea time and experience to obtain his USCG Merchant Mariner credentials and in 2009, purchased the 46’ sailing ketch, “Amazing Grace”. Captain Randy continued to explore the Islands on “Grace” until 2018, when he acquired his 46’ Nordhavn motor yacht, “Blue”, and founded Blue Ocean Charters.

Contact Information

Phone: (805) 896-5454
E-mail: CaptainRandy@BlueOceanCharters.net

Along with an enjoyable cruise, the safety of our passengers and crew is the primary focus of Blue Ocean Charters of Channel Islands, California. BLUE has recently been upgraded with state of the art electronic, navigational and safety equipment. In addition, BLUE is inspected annually by the US Coast Guard to ensure compliance with all federal regulations related to passenger carrying vessels.


Interior of the Yacht

BLUE will comfortably accommodate 6 passengers and has plenty of room inside the main salon or on her decks for passengers to relax in comfort.

further reading

Voyaging Under Power by Robert Beebe and James Leishman (Authors) 4th Edition

Voyaging Under Power
by Robert Beebe and James Leishman (Authors)

Voyaging Under Power is the definitive guide for those who yearn to expand their cruising horizons, and cross oceans with speed and comfort.

In the highly specialized world of oceangoing, recreational power vessels, the Nordhavn 46 has achieved the legendary status of a modern-day classic. Born from the driving passion of the founders of Pacific Asian Enterprises, P.A.E., the 46 was from the very beginning a design that broke the marketing and styling rules of the day. Challenging the popular trends of the marine industry for light, go-fast boats, the Nordhavn 46 immediately attracted an ardent following of sailors and power boaters who shared a common desire to travel the oceans of the world. Many had read Robert Beebe’s Voyaging Under Power and were searching for their ideal passage maker. The Nordhavn 46 delivers on its promise to take owners and their guests anywhere safely, comfortably, and economically in the world. No other production boat, sail, or power has experienced as many successful circumnavigations or ocean crossings as the Nordhavn 46.

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