Captain Jim Swartzell
It’s true, Swartzie is back! Capt. Jim crewed with Blackbeard’s from ’91 to ’95 starting as the dive instructor on the Sea Explorer. He later served as engineer, until earning his Captain’s license and began the rest of his time as First Mate/Relief Captain. He also sailed a few times as the chef! Outgoing, friendly, and full of stories, he’s returned to his passions, sailing, scuba diving and fishing. Jim is a world traveler, and an avid motorcyclist/collector. Hobbies also include snowboarding, paddleboarding, rock climbing, cooking and yoga.