Jeff Ford grew up in a small New England seaside town north of Boston, Massachusetts, where his love of the ocean began. After receiving an engineering degree from the University of Maine, he worked in Boston as an environmental engineer, and became a published engineering author. He then became CEO of The Water Company, Inc., and a partner of Cheryl Fudge Designs. An accomplished musician, Jeff has played percussion on six different albums with multiple artists.  He is also a licensed U.S. Coast Guard Captain and PADI certified SCUBA Divemaster.  

Working on multimillion dollar private yachts, Captain Jeff Ford has cruised the waters from Maine to Brazil, and has spent a substantial amount of time in the Bahamas and Caribbean.  For the past 20 years, he has divided his time between New England in the summer and the Caribbean in winter.