The Full Story
We believe the best people to deliver high quality, authentic, on-water experiences are the people that live and work on thier local waterway. Our mission is to help them maintain the highest standards of quality, safety, and compliance, so they can concentrate on showcasing their service.
Roger Nugent - Principal
Kurt Huck - Consultant
Kurt is the current Executive Director of the Canadian Passenger and Commercial Vessel association (PCVA) and the former owner of Capital Cruises in Ottawa, Ontario. Kurt's experience in the passenger vessel industry goes all the way back to his formative years working in his family business on the St. Lawrence River. Kurt is a licensed commercial captain and a Transport Canada approved small passenger vessel safety trainer. Kurt is based in Ottawa where he maintains strong relationships with federal regulators through a number of professional consultative bodies including the Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC).
⇨ ISO Quality Management Internal Auditor
⇨ Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS®) Associate
⇨ Master 3000 Tonnes
⇨ American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC®) Member
⇨ Transport Canada Approved Small Passenger Vessel Safety Trainer
⇨ US$2,000,000 Surveyors Liability Insurance
With 25 years of marine industry experience I’ve developed a keen understanding of vessels of all kinds, the equipment and machinery that makes them function, the standards that govern their safety, and the conditions where they operate. My shipboard roles have included crew and captain positions on charter yachts, historic ships, excursion vessels, and sail training ships; my shoreside fleet management roles include leading the marine launch of Canada’s largest passenger vessel excursion service at Niagara Falls, and managing Atlantic Canada’s largest passenger vessel fleet. I have spent thousands of hours underway in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Caribbean, and in shipyards surveying vessels, and managing refits and new builds.