Captain Verdes Terblanche

Location : Washington NC

Captain Verdes Terblanche is a 500 Ton master of Self-Propelled and auxiliary sail up to 114' yacht.


  • STCW 95 Basic Safety Training
  • State of N.C. Driver’s License- Class EM
  • United States Power Squadrons Member
  • TWIC
  • Global Entry
  • USCG Medical Certificate


Education & Training   

  • Master 500 Ton USCG and Towing endorsement
  • USCG Ordinary Seaman
  • USCG Wiper
  • MPT Approved Engine Course (AEC)
  • MPT Vessel and Facility Security Officer
  • United States Power Squadrons Piloting Course- Coastal & Inland Navigation (2013)
  • RYA Short Range Certificate (4/2013)
  • RYA Radar Course Certificate (4/2013)
  • RYA/MCA Day Skipper for Sail & Power Craft Certification (3/2013)
  • RYA Motor cruising Day Skipper Tidal (3/2013)
  • PADI Advance Open Water Certificate (11/2011)
  • RYA Power Boat II Certificate (9/2011)
  • RYA Personal Watercraft Certificate (9/2011)
  • Jan Kriel High School, Cape Town, South Africa (1999)


Related Skills

  • Master of  X95 Princes Motor Yacht

     (March 2023 – Present)

  • Master of 114-foot Motor Yacht  

(Sep 2013 – March 2023)

  • Project Manager: Coordinating & working with contractors during yacht refit  (2013-Present)
  • Personal Assistant / Estate Manager / Driver

(2012 – Present)

  • Yacht Mechanical Maintenance: Oil Changes, Impeller Replacement  


  • Small boat handling  


  • Water Sports Proficient: Jet Ski, Wave Runner, Water Skiing, Wake Boarding



Yachting Experience


Sep 2012 – Present, M/Y Independence, 106 ft Burger

Position: Engineer, Captain

Duties/Description:  Refit Period, Service Owners & Guests.  Cruised waters from Fort Lauderdale,FL to New York, Nantucket.


May 2012 – Aug 2012, M/Y Capricorn, 113 ft Hatteras

Position: Deckhand/ Engineer

Duties/Description: Line Handling, Watch Standing, Exterior & Interior Cleaning, Refit period, Service Owners  & Guests, Charters.  Cruised waters from Fort Lauderdale,FL to Bahamas, US East Coast to New York.


Feb 2012 – May 2012, M/Y Velocity, 52 ft Pershing

Position: Mate / Engineer

Duties/Description: Interior & Exterior Cleaning, Maintenance, Repairs, Mechanical  Checks & Repairs, Tender Operation.  Cruised waters from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Florida Keys, Bahamas.


Nov 2011 – January 2012, Adamant Marine Global Engineering, LLC.

Position: Assistant Engineer

Duties/Description: Assisted Chief Engineer in Tug Maintenance including air conditioning, oil/water separater, bilge cleaning, valve replacement. Cruised waters from Fort Lauderdale,FL to Bahamas.