phone: 902 536 1861 Established 1993 email: ross@waterman.ca


Solutions by a Professional Mariner

Waterman: noun

"A man who plies for hire on rivers, lakes, or canals, or in harbours, in distinction from a seaman who is engaged on the high seas; one who manages small craft; a boatman; a ferryman".

Waterman Services has supplied Mariners and others with project solutions since 1995. The owner holds Ships Master papers (500Tons near coastal with 3000Ton towing endorsement) issued by Transport Canada

Work experience

Coastal commands ranged from watertaxi/crewboats to tugs as small as 13' and as large as 150'. Horsepower from 50 to 3000. The trading area includes the coastal shelf of North America via the Panama canal and including Bermuda.

On passenger boats the trade was Harbour tours, dinner cruises, weddings and corporate events up to 100 aboard on vessels 65' to 125'.


Arkworks Boatbuilding the & Repairs 1975-1995

A partnership of 3 boat builders operating out of the Granville Island Maritime Market in Vancouver's false creek.

Notable projects

The design and building of the Spanish Galleon replica located at the West Edmonton Mall.

Installation and management to the International Boat Harbour at Expo 86 in Vancouver.


Built in the "big red barn" at the maritime market on Granville Island. It was then sawn into pieces and rebuilt for fitting out at a location nearby (proof of concept). The road transport included the transit 7 tunnels through mountain passes to Edmonton was on 9 standard trailers and one low bed for the bow section.

Installation, management and teardown of the International Boat Harbour at Expo 86 in Vancouver.


The boat International harbour was one of the major themes at expo. Showcasing visiting tall ships and a static display of artifacts from around the world. It included a four foot coracle and a 125 foot 14th century sailing ship from Japan. Most arrived in containers and the larger as deck cargo on deep sea ships. A full picture story is available at 86expo.ca

Additional education

Diploma in Business administration (sales and marketing) Vancouver City Collage 1966-68 with a GPA of 3.86.

We are located in Sydney Cape Breton, Nova Scotia Canada.

902 536 1861 ross@waterman.ca