captain graham rutherford

Aussie Yacht Services, based in San Diego, is owned and operated by Captain Graham Rutherford.  


A native of Queensland, Australia, Captain Rutherford was introduced to the marine industry at a very early age, following his father to operate daily tours of the lower islands of the Great Barrier Reef.  From there he spent 10 years servicing super-yachts in all capacities – starting as deckhand and working his way through every position, eventually rising to captain.

Settling in San Diego in 2007, Captain Rutherford joined one of the area’s premier shipyards as Project Manager, overseeing everything from simple bottom paint jobs on 30’ vessels to major refits on 250’ superyachts.  It has been this culmination of a lifetime/career spent literally surrounded by the open water and serving those who cruise it, that Aussie Yacht Services was formed.

Call it First Class meets World Class!

Captain Rutherford and his team bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, resourcefulness and professionalism that cannot be equaled in the industry.    Whether you are embarking on a lengthy voyage or just sitting dockside, please Contact Us to learn more about what premium maintenance and exceptional service is all about