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Tom Bowman

Tom Boweman

Tom joined Ventura Harbor Boatyard in 2003 bringing with him an extensive background in mechanical engineering with a vast history of management projects including machine shop operations manager to president and manufacturing manager on NASA projects for JPL which have been installed in the Hubble Space Telescope. Tom graduated from CSU Northridge in 1993 with an MS in Automation Engineering and a BS in Business Administration. He also taught NC programming and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) at Northridge for 3 years…

Otto Havelaar


Otto was an essential addition to our staff in 2002, bringing 30 years of boating and marine experience with him. He started his career in Marina del Rey with Chris Craft Pacific from 1970 through 1976. Looking for another challenge, he came to Anacapa Marine Services in 1977 as Assistant General Manager. Ventura Harbor Boatyard is proud to have acquired such a customer service oriented person. As Service Manager he will ensure vessel repairs are effectively accomplished by determining, organizing…

Mike Hanson

Mike S

Mike is a local who grew up on the water and has 32 years experience maintaining and repairing boats of every kind. He has lived on a boat, built boats, raced boats, and is an experienced rigger and woodworker. He was involved in the construction of the original Ventura Quay Boatworks in 1982 and worked for them in charge of haul outs and vessel repair. When Ventura Harbor Boatyard bought Ventura Quay Boatworks in 1986, Mike became our Yard Manager.…

Dale Morris

Dale Morris

Dale spent a number of years at several boatyards perfecting his craft and standards before coming to Ventura Harbor in 1982 when he started his own business at Ventura Quay Boatworks.  He stayed on with Ventura Harbor Boatyard when it was purchased in 1986, becoming a partner and owner in 1996.  Dale is an integral component in the growth of the business.  Dale’s painting as well as his expert fiberglass fabrication and repair services are widely known for the quality…

Steve James

Steve James

After receiving his B.A. in 1979 from Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA, Steve started his marine career as USCG Captain for the Clipper Fleet out of Panama City, FL operating 120 ft. crew and 140 ft oil spill recovery vessels. He moved into administration as the Clipper Fleet Port Captain of the crew based operations in the Santa Barbara Channel. In 1984 Steve joined Jackson Offshore LTD in Ventura as Marine Manager and when the offshore business slowed he accepted…