Boats and Pilots

Listed below are several professional captains and charter boats who have escorted previous Channel Islands-region marathon swims.

Boat Captain Harbor Capacity Notes
Tuna Thumper Bob Andrieux (805-535-8519, email) Ventura 6 42 ft.
Wavelength Dawn Brooks (805-766-8839, email) Channel Islands 6 30’ sailboat.
Bottom Scratcher Kevin Bell (714-963-4378, email) San Pedro 30 60 ft.
New Hustler Chris Volaski (805-382-6233, email) Channel Islands 25 details
Pacific Star David Harvey (626-818-9684, email San Pedro   details
Perfect Mistress Sheri Bauer (805-304-4635, email) Channel Islands 6 30 ft.
Raptor Jim Smith (805-650-7700, email) Ventura 32 46 ft.
Magician Carl Mayhugh (949-292-3364, email) San Pedro 22 details
Great Escape Timothy Burke (310-486-0761, email) San Pedro 125 80 ft.
Truth Glen Fritzler (805-963-3564, email) Santa Barbara 45 65 ft.


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