Tim Valley at the helm - 2009 transatlantic delivery.
My first ocean crossing was an arduous transatlantic passage which brought to my attention how imperative it is that a vessel remain seaworthy, and how despite reasoning, I could not stay away from blue water passage making. Naturally, I wanted to work within various capacities of the maritime industry and that is precisely what I did. My maritime career began in 2004, and has encompassed several trades such as SCUBA Instructor, Boat Captain (100-ton License with Tow and Sail endorsements), Marine Fiberglass Technician, Fleet Maintenance Manager of both sailing and motor vessels, and General Service Technician of diesel and gasoline engines. With a solid foundation and understanding of vessel structures and their systems, I pursued marine surveying with ACMS in 2015, and now carry the title of Certified Marine Surveyor. During the inception of VMS, the primary focus was to perform repairs and provide maintenance services for passenger vessels on the Island of Hawaii. However, due to the local demand, within a short period of time the business underwent a metamorphosis and began offering marine surveys, consultation services, yacht delivery, and more. As sole owner and founder of Valley Maritime Services, I am very proud of how the business has progressed. My main priority has always been and will continue to be boating/yachting safety as VMS continues to expand.
Respectfully - Tim Valley