Captain Brendon “Boomer” Baumeister of the R/V Weatherbird II

Brendon Baumeister


Experience: 19 years
Specialization: Regional Class Research Vessel Captain

About Me

Brendon ‘Boomer‘ Baumeister is the captain of the R/V Weatherbird II and acting captain of the R/V Hogarth. Baumeister holds a USCG Master 1600grt Ocean License and has been a professional captain since 2001. After graduating with a B.S. from the University of Florida, Boomer ran education and expedition vessels circumnavigating the globe with hundreds of college students. He joined FIO in 2010 and has executed over 100 missions with a plethora of different researchers.