Tim Valley at the helm - 2009 transatlantic delivery.
As sole owner and founder of Valley Maritime Services, I was excited to start my business in 2015 on the Big Island of Hawaii. 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 career spans from SCUBA Instructor, Boat Captain (100-ton License with a Towing and Sailing endorsement) , Marine Fiberglass Technician, Fleet Maintenance Manager of both sailing and motor vessels, as well as General Service Technician of diesel and gasoline engines. With a solid foundation and understanding, I pursued marine surveying with ACMS and now carry the title of Certified Marine Surveyor. Though my business began as boat maintenance and repair services for passenger vessels on the Big Island, through the needs of the community it expanded into inspections, surveys, yacht delivery and more throughout the State of Hawaii. My main priority has always been and will continue to be boating/yachting safety as Valley Maritime Services continues our work Pacific-wide.