Matthew Benhoff

last updated 3/17/2018

Matthew Benhoff

Vice President at Annapolis School of Seamanship

Location:
601 6th Street, Annapolis, Maryland, United States
HQ Phone:
(410) 263-8848

General Information

Experience

Boatswains Mate - U.S. Coast Guard

Education

U.S. Coast Guard Master

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Biographies of key personnel at Annapolis School of Seamanship

Matt Benhoff
Matt Benhoff Vice President of Operations Captain Matt Benhoff holds a USCG Master 100 gross tons, near coastal license. He has been a full-time professional mariner for nearly ten years and is a lifelong boater. In his early years in the industry, Matt worked as a sailing instructor for the Miles River Yacht Club where he taught beginner through advanced racers and eventually lead the program as Head Sailing Instructor. In 2006 Matt joined the U.S. Coast Guard and became a Boatswain Mate. Stationed in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, he served as a boarding officer and commanded a 47-foot Motor Life Boat and 25-foot RBS. As a USCG coxswain he was responsible for leading law enforcement as well as search and rescue missions. After leaving the Coast Guard Matt joined the team at Annapolis School of Seamanship as an instructor captain. Captain Benhoff now serves as Vice President of Operations for the school and is responsible for overseeing instructors, performing training and curriculum development for recreational boaters, professional mariners, and military personnel. As an instructor for Annapolis School of Seamanship, Captain Benhoff has served on training passages and yacht deliveries in the Chesapeake Bay, ICW, Pacific Northwest, Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Matt also heads up the Professional Mariner Credentialing program at Annapolis School of Seamanship.

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Biographies of key personnel at Annapolis School of Seamanship

Matt Benhoff
Matt Benhoff Vice President of Operations Captain Matt Benhoff holds a USCG Master 100 gross tons, near coastal license. He has been a full-time professional mariner for nearly ten years and is a lifelong boater. In his early years in the industry, Matt worked as a sailing instructor for the Miles River Yacht Club where he taught beginner through advanced racers and eventually lead the program as Head Sailing Instructor. In 2006 Matt joined the U.S. Coast Guard and became a Boatswain Mate. Stationed in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, he served as a boarding officer and commanded a 47-foot Motor Life Boat and 25-foot RBS. As a USCG coxswain he was responsible for leading law enforcement as well as search and rescue missions. After leaving the Coast Guard Matt joined the team at Annapolis School of Seamanship as an instructor captain. Captain Benhoff now serves as Vice President of Operations for the school and is responsible for overseeing instructors, performing training and curriculum development for recreational boaters, professional mariners, and military personnel. As an instructor for Annapolis School of Seamanship, Captain Benhoff has served on training passages and yacht deliveries in the Chesapeake Bay, ICW, Pacific Northwest, Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Matt also heads up the Professional Mariner Credentialing program at Annapolis School of Seamanship.

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Matt Benhoff
Matt Benhoff, of the Annapolis School of Seamanship, is a lifelong boater having grown up on the Miles River in Maryland sailing and fishing. He began sailing and racing at the age of 14 and quickly learned he had a passion to teach others. Matt was a sailing instructor for the Miles River Yacht Club for five years, teaching racers from beginners to advanced. After finishing two years at college Matt realized his passion was for the water, and in 2006 he joined the Coast Guard. Stationed in Boothbay Harbor Maine, Matt was a boarding officer and coxswain on the 47 foot Motor Life Boat and 25 foot RBS conducting law enforcement and search and rescue missions.

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