Who doesn’t love Captain Todd? He allures Sailo renters not only with his beautiful, 32-foot sailboat catamaran but also his one-of-a-kind, fun personality. It comes as no surprise that he’s generally booked every weekend in the summer as well as holidays. Luckily for everyone he’s taken out and will continue to take out sailing, Captain Todd really fell into sailing after somewhat randomly accompanying his friend on a boat delivery from the British Virgin Islands to New York City. During the week, his creative juices are flowing as an artist and furniture designer, but, come the weekend, you’ll find him cheerfully on the water. Plus, he doesn’t mind the extra income.
Meet the captain and find out why he loves Miami:
Q&A with Captain Todd
What’s your favorite itinerary?
I really like to go out to the reef if it’s a flat day. In Miami, you need the weather to be really flat because you have to go four miles out to the ocean. It has to be almost lake quality. The water there is Bahamas-quality! There’s everything–all kinds of fish, manta rays and even a lighthouse from the 1870s that is filled with marine life underneath. I used to take my friends out, and we’d anchor and hang out inside the lighthouse.
What’s you favorite place to sail to?
There’s a sand bar that’s 1.5 miles from here. It’s crazy in the summer time. It’s for people who really want to go to a disco because it’s just music. But from Monday to Friday, nobody is there. [I take] my daughter there when there’s no school on Mondays. I taught her to salvage. There are people who drop telephones, jewelry, and watches so we find incredible things. If you go on Monday and Tuesday when the water is clear, it’s like a yard sale!
Tell us a little about what you do when you’re not out on your boat.
I’m an artist and a furniture designer. From Monday to Friday, I’m generally welding or cutting or making things for people. That’s my day job during the week, but I like taking people out sailing. The boat is set up for it, and I’ve made so many friends. It’s increased my social enjoyment of Miami based on the people that I take out.
Tell us about your experience with Sailo?
Sailo [offers] the perfect opportunity for boats to provide a service to people that don’t want to be at the mercy of concierges and manipulators of touristic attractions. [Using Sailo] is a way to make a personal connection with someone who’s going to provide a custom service, instead of being tossed onto a charter boat. The boat more than pays for itself [by renting it out].
People feel comfortable [sailing with me]. Whatever they want to do, they can do. They really like this feeling of having their own boat!
Captain Todd’s catamaran is the perfect boat to rent for boat parties, day trips, sunset sails, and, of course, special occasions. Father’s Day is just around the corner! Get your pops something he’ll be excited about this year. There’s not better gift than happiness on a boat.