MARINE MAINTENANCE EXPERT
About Steve D'Antonio
When he started his consulting business in 2007, Steve set an ambitious mission for his company, “To Bring the Fun Back to boating by making our boating experiences safer, more reliable and less costly.” That’s not something he hopes to do someday in the future. He’s doing it today for his individual clients, his industry clients and his many loyal readers.
He’s been living that mission statement since the day he took his first job in a boatyard in 1998, through many years as manager of a boat yard, through over a thousand print and online articles, columns and blogs written for major boating magazines since 1992, through his role as Technical Editor of both PassageMaker Magazine (2001-2014) and Professional Boat Builder magazine (2008-present), and as a regular contributor to Cruising World, Ocean Navigator, Yachting, and PropTalk Magazines, and several owner’s group forums; through his lectures for major industry association meetings as well as his contributions to the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), the industry’s premier standard-setting body; and through his lectures at boat shows, rendezvous and other events, as well as for owner’s groups, cruising associations and yacht clubs. He lives his mission daily. Steve has accrued over 50,000 miles of sea time in both power and sailing vessels, he’s made numerous passages to Bermuda while working as a coach for the Naval Academy’s sailing program, as well as passages aboard power vessels to far flung locations that include Antarctica, Iceland, Newfoundland, the Faroe Islands, Svalbard, Alaska and Greenland. The time he spends aboard these vessels at sea enables Steve to remain current on the latest systems and more importantly, he is able to evaluate how well they operate under real-world conditions.
Steve possesses four American Boat and Yacht Council certifications, including Corrosion, Diesel Engine, Electrical and Systems categories, affording him coveted ABYC Master Technician status.