BoatTEST Team

Meet Captain Trip Smith

Capt. Trip Smith recently obtained his USCG 100-Ton license and has joined BoatTEST as a testing Captain. With 22 years of experience navigating various types of boats, such as center consoles, runabouts, wake boats, small cruisers, and luxury yachts, he has honed his skills. He now owns a 22’ C-Dory and is an avid saltwater fisherman. He also takes large boating groups on his own annual boating adventure cruises. Find out more about him in this video.

At 36 years old, Capt. Trip is living the dream of escaping the typical 9 to 5 job and has become a popular boat adventure video creator with 74,000 YouTube subscribers. Capt. Trip Smith's expertise is evident in his 434 videos, where he shares his experiences spearfishing, collecting scallops, cooking fresh grouper on his boat’s grill, and planning his next adventure. In his most recent videos, he showcases operating a fireworks barge and delivering a 70 Bering offshore expedition.

Capt. Trip has an impressive background as a firefighter, outboard engine mechanic, boat rigger, fiberglass repair and restoration expert, and kayak safety teacher. Most importantly, he brings an irrepressible sense of good cheer, a passionate love for boating, and an infectious enthusiasm for life to the BoatTEST team.