Sep 10, 2018

A Conversation with Yacht Care Technician George Winski

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A Q&A with Yacht Care Technician George Winski

George Winski is one of the experienced and certified yacht care technicians working at Yacht Management South Florida Inc. As a yacht care technician, he is responsible for handling equipment installations, electric systems maintenance, hardware repairs, and a multitude of other services at our South Florida marina and full-service boatyard.

As a crucial member of our yacht maintenance team, George Winski is always on the move. We sat down with George on one of his short breaks and asked him a few questions. Find out more about him and what it takes to be a yacht care technician.


Yacht Management: Where were you born and where did you grow up?

George Winski: I was born in Boynton Beach, Florida, but I was raised in Warsaw, Poland.


YM: Where do you currently reside?

GW: I live in downtown Fort Lauderdale.


YM: Where did you go to school and what did you study?

GW: I went to Palm Beach State College and got an Associates in Electrical Technology.


YM: Do you have any certifications relevant to the yacht maintenance field, or your position as Yacht Care Technician specifically?

GW: Yes, I am Raymarine certified in electrical assembly and soldering.


YM: What yacht maintenance skill are you most proud of or confident in?

GW: I’m confident when doing electrical work, which is intimidating for most people.


YM: What is a day-in-the-life of a Yacht Care Technician like?

GW: A roll of the dice! You never know if you will be in a coffin-like space turning wrenches or in an AC environment tinkering with electronics. That’s what I like about it, it’s something different every day.


YM: What’s the best part of working at Yacht Management South Florida, Inc.?

GW: The variety of work I get to be exposed to at Yacht Management is great because I’m never bored. I also enjoy overall culture of the company.


YM: What drew you to working in the marine industry?

GW: In a world that’s sinking, working on things that float ensures job security!


YM: How old were you when you started working in the industry?

GW: I started working when I was 18 years old. I wasn’t even old enough to drink!


YM: What was your first job in the marine industry?

GW: I was first in Logistics.


YM: Do you have any advice for others who want to get into the marine industry?

GW: If you’re gonna be dumb, you’ve gotta be tough!


YM: What is your dream boat?

GW: Ideally, the one I build myself.


YM: Fishing versus sailing?

GW: I’ll have fishing rods on my sailboat!


YM: Favorite place to sail?

GW: The Caribbean.


YM: Favorite fishing spot?

GW: I go where the charter takes me.


YM: Biggest fish you’ve ever caught?

GW: *opens arms wide* This big!


YM: Describe your ideal day on the beach or on the water?

GW: Floating and not sinking.

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