From BizLaunch: Brevard Yacht Charters

PROFILE: Hamilton Sirls, Entrepreneur

When asked what your passion is, Hamilton Sirls, a Biz Launch participant states with a smile, Sailing! Hamilton worked in logistics at United Space Alliance and was laid off from his position in July, 2012. After hearing about Brevard Workforce and the National Emergency Grant program, Hamilton contacted Brevard Workforce and registered to attend the Aerospace Workforce Transition orientation. He was then assigned to a staffing specialist, Cathy Musselman and after his discussion with her, decided that he wanted to pursue his Marine Captain’s License and start his own boat charter business.

Hamilton searched for courses and located one in Titusville, Kennedy Pointe Marine and received financial support through the NEG grant to help him with the cost of the program. Once he received his certification and applied for his Captain’s license through the US Coast Guard, Hamilton was on his way to being a business owner and a licenses Marine Captain.

Hamilton already owned his own sail boat, the “Adios”, a Ericson 34 foot sloop rigged sailing yacht that he docks in Titusville. Now with his Captain’s license, Hamilton and his first mate, Sandra, needed to learn all the other things you need to know about running a business and began attending Biz Launch. Captain Hamilton has developed a marketing  brochure and signage on his boat to gain customers and is working on his website and other avenues to market his business.

Brevard Yacht Charters offers various types of cruises along the Indian River out of the Titusville Municipal Marina. From sunset cruises and chartered excursions, Adios and its crew offers a relaxed time on the water. For more information call 321-544-9150.