Capt. Michael Whitehead is the host of Boathouse TV & Radio Shows, and lives in Southern California where you can usually find him on the water or broadcasting a show. Mike is a well known in the boating world as a professional Captain, active member in numerous organizations plus a prominent maritime consultant and Keynote Speaker. His TV show has been broadcasted from Coast to Coast and with FOX Sports. His weekly - coast to coast - radio show is the most popular boating radio talk in the nation.
Capt. Mike is on the forefront of boating and known for always being in front of a camera or microphone, a weekly syndicated newspaper columnist, an author of two books, a magazine boat test writer, and a spokesperson. Boaters enjoy his knowledgeable yet easygoing manner of never speaking down to a novice yet still reaching the experts. Capt. Mike is an active United States Coast Guard licensed Captain and you will find him usually on a voyage somewhere in the Pacific Ocean and known as one of the most experienced yacht delivery Captains in the world for rounding the notorious Point Conception, CA.
Giving back to the community is in the heart of Capt. Mike as he volunteers on committees, events, and being the celebrity host for Public Service Announcements and Educational Videos like the two time award winning video titled, "What Starts at the Drain, Feeds the Harbor When it Rains." Additionally, Capt. Mike is the official "Voice" of the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, hailed as one of the top 10 Holiday events in Nation that attracts over 1 million viewers annually.
Boathouse TV's Public Service Announcements:
"Wear Your Lifejacket"
Weekly Syndicated Newspaper Columnist
VHF Marine Radio
Captain Mike's Basic Sailing for Cat-Rigged Sailboats
United States Coast Guard 100 Ton Master License
of Power, Steam & Sail vessels in all US Waters
State of California Captain for
Federal Communications Commission Licensed Marine Radio Operator
Graduate from Maritime Preparation Schools, Office of Post Education
Yacht & Ship Sales License, California Department of Boating & Waterways, former
Professional Associations & Memberships
Maritime Institute Advisory Board
California Boating Safety Officers Association
Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, California
Announcer of the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade - One of the Top Ten Holiday Events in the Nation.
Former Board of Director
Past Chair of the Marine Division/Committee
Founder of the Newport Charter Boat Operators Alliance
Lake Arrowhead Communities Chamber of Commerce
City of Newport Beach Harbor Committee (former appointed position)
Boy Scout Sea Base Executive Committee, Newport Beach Facility
California State Firefighters Association
American Professional Captains Association
National Association of Charterboat Operators
Lake Arrowhead Yacht Club Member
American Legion Post 291 Member - SAL
Committee (Honorary) Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race NOSA 1997-02
Race Start Announcer until 2009
Automobile Club of Southern California - Former Westways Magazine Advisory Committee
(Boathouse Show is a division of the M.C. Whitehead, LLC)