David H Lyman


Marine Resume

David H. Lyman

73 Mountain Street

Camden, ME 04843

207-841-4139 (mobile)




Life long sailor, boat owner and marine journalist. Logged more than 60,000 deep water sea miles.  More than 12 round-trip deliveries, Maine to the Caribbean, including trips via Bermuda, down the ICW to Florida, the Bahamas and back.


Available as delivery skipper on yachts to 60-feet, mentor new owners, offshore sailing instructor, project manager on yacht refits and new builds. Marine journalist and writer, photographer and media producer.


US Coast Guard 50-ton Near Coastal Master (expired)

Limited Masters Launch Operator (pending)

PADI Open Water diver certification

Maine Drivers License

Maritime Skills

Small boat handling, coastal, celestial and electronic navigation, watch standing, route planning, weather routing, engine and systems maintenance, yacht cosmetic maintenance, radio communications, safety and survival practices, crew training and mentoring. Extensive knowledge of the entire US East Coast and the entire Eastern Caribbean, from the Virgin Islands to Granada, including Bermuda.

Recent Experience (OPB)

Various deliveries of OPB, Newport to the Eastern Caribbean. Most recent 2021 delivery of Schatz Sea, a Southerly 54, Newport to St. Martin. Delivery of The Dove, 54-foot Expedition cutter, 2019, Newport to Antigua. Delivery of Oasis, a 2006 Tayana 48, Jolly Harbor, Antigua to Annapolis, May 2022.

Marine photojournalist and media producer.

Frequent contributor to Cruising World, Caribbean Compass, SAIL nd Ocean Navigator magazines. YouTube channel: Sailing with David Lyman

Yacht Ownership

QUINTA, 32-foot Alden  Barnacle (wood) sloop - 1969 to 1978. Sailed from Lake Champlain to Long Island Sound, to Cape Cod, to Boothbay, Maine. Cruised Maine to Cape Cod waters for ten summers.

FAIR-THEE-WELL, 42-foot (wooden) Geared Hendle designed sloop - 1978 to 1985. Sailed from Maine to The Caribbean and back in 1981. Sailed from Maine to Cape May, the ICW to Florida then over to the Bahamas in 1984.

AFARAN, 41-foot Lord Nelson cutter. First owner, 1985 to 1995.  Outfitted in Ft. Lauderdale 1985, sailed offshore to the USVI. Sailed solo from the BVI back to Maine. Made that round trip voyage ( Maine the USVI)  5 times. Survived three hurricanes at anchor with no loss or grounding.

SEARCHER, Bowman 57 ketch -1996 to 2012. Three round trip voyages, Maine to the Caribbean (one solo). I owned SEARCHER for 14 years, completed three major refits, including new decks, electrical and navigation systems replacement, sails, rudder and shaft replacement, cosmetic upgrades, spar and rig upgrades, canvas and galley upgrades. Spent 2009 and 2010 living on board with the family, sailing from Maine to the Caribbean, via Bermuda, exploring the entire Eastern Caribbean, and returning to Maine the summer of 2010.

Professional Background

Magazine writer, editor, photographer. Founder of The Maine Photographic Workshops, an International conservatory for the world’s storytellers and image-makers, Rockport, Maine.