Captain Neil F. Hodder, Founder Safely Moored
Neil was born in Hollywood Florida where boating and fishing was an all consuming family lifestyle. He participated annually in the “waterway cleanup” and still does to this day. Neil worked for New River Marina in Ft Lauderdale everyday after school where he performed many tasks including delivering boats on and around the New River. After High School, Neil enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard, a decision that seemed appropriate to continue on with his love of boats and the ocean.
Neil holds a 100 ton Master License with commercial assistance towing endorsement. Has captained numerous vessels ranging from small center consoles to large motor yachts, captained for Sea Tow, repossessed boats for banks and managed yachts.
With his extensive knowledge, Neil is a Marine Industry Expert. His continued passion with our boating community has translated to the founding of Safely Moored.
“Safely Moored was created with principles and standards set much higher than that of our competition, we are unique in almost every way. From our Virtual Logbook to the the very latest in scheduling technology, our buying power in every department gets stronger every day which translates into better value for our clients. Our website is the result of numerous hours of research and the latest technology to allow the most up to date search capabilities. Whether you are in the market for a Boat/Yacht, want to learn “hands on”, need your boat regularly maintained or the absolute best “one stop shop” around. We will be happy to serve you”.
Captain Neil F Hodder
Kelly Hodder, VP Safely Moored
Kelly was born in New Jersey but moved to florida when she was 2 years old. She had nothing to do with the Marine Industry for 23 years, then she met Neil Hodder. He took her out on her first boat ride & she got sick. He married her anyway. Kelly worked for 2 very successful doctors for 10 years. There she learned the skills necessary to running a busy, organized office. Kelly & Neil have been together some time now and during this time Kelly has developed a love for boating and a stronger stomach.
Captain Eric Bachewicz, Instructor Captain Eric was born in Chicago, IL He started boating as a young boy in Lake Michigan. He has traveled many ports on both the east & west coasts and quite literally from Maine to Mexico. Capt Eric has spent many days in all areas of the Bahamas and knows their waters as well as any professional mariner, He has worked on both Tow Boats & commercial tugs and has tremendous knowledge in marine salvage.
Capt Eric is a talented skipper and has experience in nearly all situations on the water, his knowledge and skills will provide you with the confidence you desire.
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