Free Lance Engineer/Delivery Captain
Mike Patterson Yacht Services
Since 1986, I have provided wide-ranging mechanical repair, installation and design services to clients as owner of M.P. Yacht Services. This includes diesel, high-performance gas, electrical, hydraulic and more.
My primary focus has been in serving the needs of large yachts and small ships from 40’ to 160’. The extraordinary complexity of today’s marine vessels has resulted in a wide array of mechanical skills and design accomplishments. My secondary focus has evolved into working with industrial fluid power; utilizing closed-loop control of mechanical and hydraulic systems. This corresponds well to Tier 2 emissions control systems. I have been certified as a California smog mechanic.
My mechanical design, fabrication, and installation services are requested by yacht builders worldwide; as an expert in marine systems, and yacht stabilization.
On a daily basis, MP Yacht Services provides full mechanical management, system installation and maintenance programs. These custom programs ensure the customer’s vessel is always ready for sea.
Decades of trouble-shooting experience has provided an exceptional opportunity for me to quickly recognize small problems, before they become expensive problems when the equipment is needed most. Upgrading the design of faulty components has become my specialty. Not all problems are related to age. Often, failures are related to inadequate design and manufacture. Time and budget permitting, I find that redesign, or simple augmentation is necessary in order to ensure the longevity of a system which is exposed to extraordinary use.
I have been sought out as an expert in other specialty areas such as underwater corrosion control issues, complex electrical diagnostics, and Sub Chapter-T; electrical- refits.
My tertiary work as a delivery captain and delivery engineer has provided experiences on many US coastlines and portions of the I.C.W.,Baja Mexico, and South Pacific Islands.