Sal currently holds a Master Inland 500-ton License with the endorsements of Radar Observer Unlimited, Advanced Firefighting and STCW. My marine career began as a deckhand on board charter fishing boats on City Island, NY. I received my original captain’s license in January 1991 served aboard tug boats, dinner vessels, passenger ferries and towing vessels. In 1992, he founded S&J Marine Services LLC, which is currently in operation, a marine towing and transport company specialization in over the road boat transport of power boats, oversized loads and sailboats. In April 2002, he accepted his current position for the City of New Rochelle as the Harbormaster/Marina Manager; charged with daily operations of the Municipal Marina including hauling launching blocking of over 900 vessels yearly and associated property management of water-use dependent businesses.
Sal’s education includes certificates of training from State University of New York Maritime in Marine Surveyor-Yacht Claims Handling. Most recently appointed to the IMI training committee for Association of Marina Industries. New York State Municipal Police Training Council in Peace Officer with fire arms Impaired Boaters Recognition and Marine Patrol Operator. He holds a New York State class “A” commercial driver’s license for truck/trailer combination and is a company representative for Hostar Marine Transportation, makers of hydraulic boat transport trailers .. His speaking engagements include boat trailer training course for ABBRA American Boat Builders Repairers Association, Sal has served as an expert witness providing testimony at several EBT’s, for the Staten Island Districts Attorney office regarding a Vehicular Homicide case involving a boat trailer and in Westchester Supreme Court and NYS Department of Motor Vehicles in several boating while intoxicated refusal hearings.