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An experienced and very popular speaker, who is a member of the Professional Speakers Association. A former vice-president of Toastmasters International. A ship's captain and a licensed commercial marine pilot.


He will bring to your event a refreshing, informative and entertaining speech with both great authority and enthusiasm. Some comments have stated: "William is a hard act to follow". And he provides a first class state-of-the-art digital power point lecture.


A Master Mariner and former ship's captain, his seafaring career spanned almost 49 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 between Gravesend and London Bridge.


He has many wonderful and interesting stories to tell. 


  • Admiral Lord Nelson - Examining the man behind the portraits.

  • Thor Heyerdahl. KON TIKI AND other expeditions

  • Trinity House 2014 - 500 years of Royal Charter

  • History and Development of Maritime London

  • Life and Times of a Ship's Pilot

  • London's Liquid History

  • London's Port and its River Pilots

  • Myths and Legends of the Bermuda Triangle

  • The Atlantic Ocean; its Sea-Floor and Inhabitants

  • The Pacific Ocean; its sea-floor and Inhabitants

  • The Tower of London and Tower Bridge

  • The Vikings

  • 2% + 98% = Success! An inspirational talk of one man's success against all odds.

Cpt William Wells
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