Justin Silbernagel

Professional Yacht Delivery Captain

Justin is enthusiastic and willing to jump into any sailing opportunity that life throws at him. He has sailed on a 66 foot gunboat, and worked across all aspects of sailing hospitality and delivery, from first mate to engineer to captain.




Yachtmaster Offshore 200 ton

United States Coast Guard 6-Pack Captains License

United States Coast Guard 100-Ton Masters Captain License

ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing

ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising

ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising

Open Water Scuba Diving

Basic deck skills, line handling, tender driving

Watch standing

Approximately 30,000 offshore nautical miles

Chef and provisioning duties


VHF Radio Certification


Justin is very conscientious and works well with owners on board. He is patient and knowledgeable, always very open and willing to discuss with owners their new yachts and answer any questions. He is enthusiastic and open to new opportunities.




Astrea 42 delivery

Leopard 46 delivery


2020     Captain, Lagoon 450 – Fort Lauderdale to Hampton, VA

2019     Captain, Lagoon 450 – St. Thomas to Rhode Island.

2019     Captain, Leopard 48 – Fort Lauderdale to Kemah, TX.

2019     Captain, Leopard 46 – Puerto Rico to Jacksonville, Fl.

2019     First Mate, Matrix 450 – Puerto Rico to Annapolis, MD.

2016-18     Captain, Gunboat 66′

Rhode Island to South Carolina

South Carolina to Nassau, Bahamas

Nassau, Bahamas to Exumas, Bahamas

Exumas, Bahamas to Cuba

Cuba to St. Maarten

St. Maarten to Palma de Mallorca, Spain

2016     Deckhand, Sailing yacht Slim 66′ 

Bahamas to St. Maarten

2015-16     First Mate / Engineer, Sailing yacht Ruby Kiss 59′ 

Panama Canal to Costa Rica

Costa Rica to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to San Diego, CA.

San Diego to San Francisco, CA.

San Francisco, CA. to Blaine, Wa.

Blaine, WA. to Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan, Alaska to Juneau, Alaska

Gulf of Alaska to Prince William Sound, Alaska

Ketchikan, Alaska to San Juan Islands, WA.

San Juan Islands, WA. to San Diego, CA.

San Diego, CA to the Sea of Cortez, Mexico

Sea of Cortez, Mexico to Oahu, Hawaii

Oahu, Hawaii to Seattle, WA.

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