Mojo is a new Jeanneau 44DS that provides the finest charter experience in Southern California.  The boat is maintained to yachting standards and will always be under the command of the same experienced Captain and Mate.  We are properly licensed by the US Coast Guard and the City and County of Los Angeles (many charter operations are not).

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The Crew

Your Captain, Jim, is a retired USCG Commander with a total of 31 years service (seven enlisted and 24 commissioned) including Operations Afloat and Command Afloat.  He is USCG licensed to operate vessels up to 100 tons and he has earned auxiliary sail and assistance towing license endorsements. He has extensive navigation, ship handling, and sail training experience.  He’s also served as a human performance improvement consultant in the defense, health care, electrical utilities, and nuclear power industries.  Jim has been recognized as a Certified Performance Technologist by the International Society for Performance Improvement since 2003.

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Your First Mate, Karen, is an avid sailor and accomplished dolphin whisperer.  She is also the Vice President for Human Resources for a company in the Los Angeles area and has extensive organizational and performance management experience.  She has earned a BA in Economics from Western University in London, Ontario and an MBA from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State, and has  SPHR and GPHR designations from the Society of Human Resource Management. 

Quality Statement

Our philosophy is to provide high quality sailing experience that promotes relaxation, fun and unrivaled sense of freedom.  We also provide quality sailing experiences at very competitive rates.  Our aim is to fully understand your particular charter requirements, respond promptly with the best current advice and pricing, and deliver a memorable trouble-free sailing.

We’re passionate about sharing our maritime experience and first-hand knowledge of our very special part of the world.

Safety Statement

The safety of our guests is our highest priority.  Mojo exceeds all current USCG standards for safety and efficiency.

Your Captain has served in USCG search and rescue, law enforcement, aids to navigation, and port security missions.  He has served as Navigator, Operations Officer, and Commanding Officer of US Coast Guard cutters.  Mojo charter offerings are now his primary professional focus.