Captain Services and Transport Services


  • Need a professional to move your boat?
  • Have a New Boat and need some instruction?
  • Desire the convenience and safety of your own personal Captain to assist your group on a Bare Boat Charter
    in the British Virgin Islands?

Halfmoon Marine Services is available to assist you by providing a Professional Captain to meet your needs

Captain Frank Hartley
Captain Frank Hartley at the Helm

Captain Frank Hartley holds a 50 Ton Masters Inland U. S. Coast Guard License and a Near Costal OUPV to 200 miles along with a Commercial Towing and a Radio Operator endorsements.  He is familiar with power and sail boats up to 60 feet in length.

We provide Spring/Fall Seasonal Transport up and down the East Coast as well as being available in season to meet all your delivery or transport needs. We specialize in Inland Waterway Transport in the northeast as well as upstate New York throughout the Block Island/Long Island Sounds, the Hudson/Mohawk River Valleys (including the Champlain Canal and Erie Canal) connecting to Lake Champlain, the Finger Lakes, the St. Lawrence River, and the Great Lakes through to Chicago.  We also provide yacht transport services along the east coast from Maine, the Chesapeake Bay to Florida and the Bahamas. We will be happy to provide the required crew or assist you and your crew in the transport.

If you have a new boat, or would like to increase your knowledge and confidence operating your current boat (either power or sail). We would be happy to design a custom instructional program to meet your specific needs. Just let us know how we can be of assistance.

Enjoy a worry and stress free vacation sailing the Islands on your own yacht with your own Captain who is familiar with all of the Islands, anchorages, and beach locations. Additionally, Captain Frank is a certified PADI Master Diver Instructor, so you can combine SCUBA Diving on the wonderful crystal clear reefs with your sailing vacation. Options are available where you can receive your basic Open Water Certification, or if you already are certified, complete various Specialty and Advanced Certifications such as Navigation, Deep Diver, Wreck Diver, Night Diver, Enriched Air (Nitrox) etc. If you would like we would be happy to assist you in making all the reservations. 

Contact Halfmoon Marine Services to discuss availability and pricing specifically to meet your needs at: 518.357.3234 or by email at: halfmoonmarine@nycap.rr.com.