James Power


There are few people out there who know more about your PDQ/Antares than James Power. His 20+ years in and around the PDQ boat building process has made him the “guru” of everything from fixing hull blemishes to mechanical systems.

James worked for PDQ for 16 years where he gained experience with cabinetry work, fiberglass, plumbing, electrical, rigging and all other aspects of boat construction. He was also involved with launching, commissioning, taking owners on sea trials and teaching at the PDQ University programs.

This knowledge of both sail and power yachts is founded on a life-long love of sailing. At the age of 12, he was Canada's youngest person to get his Power Squadron certification, by 14; he'd already finished his seamanship sail course as well as his Advance Piloting course. This comes as no surprise. As a child, James spent most of his time helping his dad build a 50-foot trimaran that to date has traveled up and down the Eastern Seaboard, the Bahamas and all over Florida, clocking well over 50,000 miles.


James' travel also took him to the Bahamas, where he got an intense 6-month immersion course on plumbing, rigging and electrical systems with The Moorings in Marsh Harbour as part of their service team. He worked on everything from fleet maintenance and chase calls to retrofitting boats and instructing clients on how to use their boats.

Along with his wife Jackie, who is a central part of the service team, James will typically travel south to Florida in November and stays through the winter months.

If you are interested in having James do any work on your PDQ power catamaran or Antares sailing catamaran, please contact him at james_power@rogers.com.