Command at Sea International

Providing head-of-state-level security for luxury yacht owners.

Luxury yachts face many threats.

CASI's Comprehensive Risk Mitigation offers
3 escalating layers of protection.

  • Kidnapping
  • Drug Smuggling
  • Piracy
  • Stowaways
  • Cyber Attacks
  • Diver Attacks
  • Crew Theft
  • Vandalism
  • Terrorism
  • In-port Crime
  • Natural Disasters
  • Espionage
  • Improvised Explosives

Fundamental Protection

  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Mitigation Strategy
  • Crew Vetting & Training
  • Threat Monitoring

Enhanced Security

  • Surveillance
  • Monitoring & Alarms
  • Citadel Rooms
  • Advanced Lighting
  • Access Controls
  • Non-Lethal Deterrents
  • Submersibles
  • Cyber Security

Prevailing Force

  • Armed Guards
  • Anti-Diver Devices
  • Response Forces
  • Emergency Communications
  • Hostage Negotiation
  • Evacuation


In an increasingly unstable global political and social environment, threats from pirates, terrorists, thieves and organized criminal elements are growing on the sparsely policed world’s oceans. Yacht security is more critical than ever to the use and enjoyment of private yachts. Harnessing the talent of the world’s most sophisticated and experienced international security experts, Command at Sea International (CASI) provides unequaled head-of-state level protection for select luxury yachts.

The CASI Difference

Command at Sea International is seeking a limited number of select clients who share our philosophy that the best security is born from the best possible strategic planning and implementation. Owners of both existing and in-construction yachts will work with our extraordinary, multi-skilled team of security experts to:

  • Develop a Comprehensive Security Assessment with our client and his team
  • Create a Operational Security Plan in collaboration with the yacht's management, design and construction team that includes:
    1. Necessary design elements
    2. Use of appropriate ballistic materials
    3. Integration of appropriate security technologies
  • Implement the Operational Security Plan
  • Develop, supervise and deliver Manual and Crew Training
  • Conduct Periodic Plan Reviews
  • Provide Ongoing Security Services and Consulting
Nov 14

Brian Peterman is scheduled to speak at the 2015 Superyacht Design Symposium, where he will be giving a technical presentation on superyacht security. The 2015 Symposium will be held in February in the Austrian Alps in Kitzbühel.

For more information, please go to: Superyacht Design Symposium 2015

Nov 14

Vice Admiral (Ret.) Brian Peterman was featured in the 2014 issue of Megayachts: Concept, Design, Construction, in which he shared his view on how to make yacht security as unobtrusive yet effective as possible.

Peterman began with the caveat that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for yacht security. “Every security regime should be tailored to the needs of the owner, the capabilities of the yacht and crew, expected use of the vessel and the threat environment. The most important consideration is the owner and passengers. They generally have established security lifestyles at their homes and businesses. The levels of security at their land properties should be a starting point when designing a yacht security regime. On land, security response from law enforcement is usually only minutes away. On a yacht, law enforcement could be days away so it’s important to build a robust yacht security system that may exceed land requirements.”

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Nov 14

Brian Peterman, president and CEO of Command at Sea International, shared a few details about the sophisticated security system he and his team installed on a recently delivered private yacht, the 203-foot Feadship Sea Owl.

The comprehensive system that they developed is quite discreet, despite a number of cameras that provide the crew with a 360-degree view of the yacht at the waterline. “We know that this owner, as any owner, has a yacht because it is fun and a way to enjoy leisure time. Many people think security systems will get in the way,” he says. But they don’t have to be obtrusive.

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Meet The Principals

Command at Sea International is led by two unique, extraordinarily experienced individuals, each of whom brings a vast array of knowledge to deliver a level of security as yet unseen in the luxury yachting community:

  • Joseph W. Hagin VIP Protection
  • VADM D. Brian Peterman Maritime Security and Production Management

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