BUD MORKEN, FIRST OFFICER

BUD MORKEN

FIRST OFFICER

NATIONALITY: American

PREVIOUS YACHTS: M/Y ICE BEAR (52m), M/Y PHOENIX 2 (90m)

Bud grew up on the Puget Sound near Seattle, Washington and spent much of his youth and teen years aboard his family’s classic Chris Craft in the San Juan and Canadian Gulf Islands. After high school Bud served in the Army as an Infantryman and was stationed in Germany. Next came a few years of college, the National Guard and a career change or two but the sea came calling again. With over 8 years in the industry he has a keen focus on safety and providing the ultimate experience for guests. Bud has been fortunate to travel from Alaska to Panama many times and extensively throughout the Caribbean. He enjoys staying fit and active in the gym and in the mountains and jungles.