Meet Captain Harry


My name is Harry Mott and I am the owner of GEM sailing. I hold a 100-ton US Coast Guard Master Mariner license.

I have over 20 years sailing experience. I have sailed the Keys and the Dry Tortugas.  Sailed on Key Biscayne and up the East Coast. I have sailed the West Coast of Florida and into the Gulf of Mexico. I have experienced ocean sailing, the British Virgin Islands and have extensive experience on Lake Pepin on the Mississippi.

Over the years, I have taken many people sailing or have given sailing lessons to prepare people for bareboating charters. I enjoy every sailing trip and make sure that my sailing guests have a great time as well.

I sail because I enjoy sailing.

In October 2006, I helped deliver a 48 foot sloop sailboat from Fiji to New Zealand. The trip was 11 days and we covered over 1500 miles.

In the fall of 2012, I delivered a 45’ sloop sailboat to Puerto Rico by way of Bermuda from Chesapeake Bay, an 1800 mile sail and had another delivery of a 44’ catamaran in 2014.

I am married with four grown children. The entire family enjoys sailing. My oldest son is an avid sailor and also has a sailboat on Lake Pepin.  I hope that you will come sailing with me and enjoy the thrill and beauty of sailing on Lake Pepin.

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