<strong>Brian Ohlfest</strong>
Brian Ohlfest

Born and raised by the water in San Diego, my passion has always been the Pacific Ocean. I began sailing at age 8 at the Naval Training Center near Harbor Island.  My grandfather was a boater and resident of Pt. Loma.  When I was sixteen, I started working at a boat rental facility in Mission Bay and continued with this summer job for the next 10 years, including work with the Mission Bay Aquatic Center. I graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from Northern Arizona University in 1997.  At the age of 24 I purchased a 27’ Catalina and sailed mostly single-hand throughout Southern California waters including Catalina Island.  My longer-range boating experience includes Mexico, the Caribbean, Florida and the Bahamas. From 2005-2008 I worked as the “Beachmaster” at the San Diego Yacht Club outpost facility on Catalina Island.  Currently I am a member and active with this outpost facility committee.  Most recently I worked as the First Mate on 100’ M/Y Obrigado in San Diego and Florida waters. I currently hold a 100-Ton Captain’s license and am an ASA certified Sailing Instructor.

As a former boat owner, Captain, First Mate and Instructor, I have the knowledge, skills and experience with boat systems from bow to stern.  I have worked with people on their boats or various charter vessels throughout my life.  I recognize the value of a well-maintained vessel and strive at Seven Seas Yacht Management to make each and every customer’s boat a source of pride and joy.

<strong>Mark Henshaw</strong>
Mark Henshaw

My first time aboard a sailboat was at the age of 2 months. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, my earliest memories are of helping my father build our 40’ Ingrid cutter in the front yard of our house (although my contributions were admittedly rudimentary at age 4, consisting mainly of fetching tools). Growing up, our family spent nearly all our free time sailing the waters of Puget Sound, venturing up into the San Juan Islands and Canada. When my family moved to San Diego in 1987 along with our sailboat – our first ocean voyage nearly ended my love of the sea after a brutal storm off the coast of Oregon.  But after acclimating to wearing shorts year-round in San Diego, my teens were spent sailing to Catalina, scuba diving and surfing. My career path led me to work various positions in finance, technology, and non-profits, but I never wandered far from the water. In 2006 my father and I fulfilled a life-long dream to make an ocean crossing when we spent a year sailing to Mexico, Hawaii and back to San Diego.

Along the way I’ve spent more hours than could possibly be counted on boats of all types.  From engine repairs at sea to helping fellow sailors in Mexico mend a sail, to maintaining a whole lot of brightwork, I’ve accumulated a lifetime of boating knowledge.  Most importantly I know the value of hard work and customer service which is what I bring to Seven Seas Yacht Management every day.

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