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Captain William Wells is a unique and dynamic speaker who delivers something special and memorable to all his audiences.


A Master Mariner, former Ship's Captain and licensed Commercial Marine Pilot, Captain Wells' seafaring career spanned nearly 50 years.


Promoted to Captain by the age of 28, he then became a Trinity House licensed pilot in the Port of London, operating on the River Thames between Gravesend and London Bridge.


When still a schoolboy, he won a scholarship and, leaving his native New Zealand, he travelled to the UK where he underwent his basic officer training before embarking on a career in the British Merchant Navy and the Royal Navy Reserve.


During his career as a pilot he also served as Harbour Pilot in the Middle East for 10 years followed by 4 years in the Bahamas.  He then spent a further 2 years operating in the busy and congested waters of the English Channel, Dover Straits and North Sea as a Trinity House licensed Deep Sea Pilot before returning to the Port of London where he ended his seafaring career as the Senior River Pilot.






He is in regular demand to speak to a number of different organisations and  societies both in the UK and abroad, is often called in by the BBC for his professional opinion and provides engaging talks on cruise ships.


He was chosen by the Cunard Line to be their Principal Guest Speaker for the final cruise aboard the QE2 and the maiden cruise of her replacement the new Queen Elizabeth, in October 2010.


With a wide ranging programme he speaks regularly at conferences, seminars, after-dinner and after-lunch to a wide variety of  societies and organisations.


"His presentation was really good. Capt Wells speaks with great passion, enthusiasm and authority."



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