Mahurangi to Superyacht Chief Officer
From Mahurangi Tech to Superyacht Chief Officer – ex student Randall Bower is presented with prestigious Captain Mike Little Award for his dedication to maritime studies.
For Randall Bower, then a raw 17 year old from the Northland town of Hikurangi, Mahurangi Tech was the perfect place to study. Randall showed early on that he had what it takes to go all the way. Graduating in 2002 with a National Certificate in Maritime – Master Commercial Inshore Vessel, he pursued his passion for sport fishing establishing a career that took him to Port Villa, Vanuatu, and on to the legendary Mecca of sport fishing itself, Kona, Hawaii.
Full of ambition and understanding that qualifications help you get work, Randall returned to N.Z to gain further qualifications before heading off to Dubai.
In presenting him with this award the Maritime and Seafood Educators of Aotearoa recognize Randall’s maturity as a student, total professionalism, and status as mentor and role model for young Maori.
Today, as Chief Officer on the 57.3m luxury vessel “Ultima III “ cruising the Mediterranean and Caribbean, Randall is now well and truly living the life of the superyacht set.