Jason worked in various land-based companies before gaining his first experience at sea at the tender age of 28. Packing his bags, he joined what at the time was the largest cruise ship in the world, as a butler. After a year learning about the hospitality industry, he decided that a career at sea was his future. Following a season on a day trip yacht in Malta in 2000, he started the serious business of gaining professional sailing qualifications. Jason has now been a captain for 14 years and his first command was on a privately-owned 30m sailing yacht – Impression – during which time he oversaw and managed a complete refit of the vessel in order to circumnavigate the globe one and a half times. He left Impression in New Zealand at the end of 2007, returning to the UK where he gained his Chief Mate License and got married. In his last role as Captain, he led and managed the purchase and full build of M/Y Sosa, working for the owner for 8 years in total.