Who is Adventure Quest?

Adventure Quest Expeditions, LLC is owned and operated by Matthew Hahn.

Marine Curriculum Vitae
Matthew has over 30 years experience in operating marine vessels. He has been a license captain since
2007 and has thousands of documented sea days. He holds a USCG 50 Ton Near Coastal Master and a
100 Ton Inland Master Credential with Commercial Assistance Towing Endorsement and various other
engineering capacities.

He also holds ASA Certificates through Bareboat Cruising.
In support of his credentials he has an FCC Marine Radio Operators Permit, FCC Portable Ship Station
License and current Transportation Workers Identification Card.

Matthew has owned a variety of vessels and currently owns and operates a 430 Carver CMY power
vessel. He has operated vessels up to 100’ LOA, and has experience in various areas including New
England to Florida, Florida to Central America, Gulf of Mexico, the Hudson River, Erie Canal, the Great
Lakes and the Western Rivers System (Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Illinois, Tennessee, Tenn-Tom, and

He is actively employed in the Marine Industry in a number of positions:
He is active in transporting vessels between ports for owners and brokerages requiring delivery and/or
training services. In this capacity he travels over 20,000 nm each year aboard varying vessels types and
configurations as either captain or mate. He also provides short-term captain and crew services for
owners and operators needing a master or mate on a temporary basis. Matthew has worked in this
capacity as a "fill in" captain for charter fishing and diving vessels in the Gulf of Alaska, Florida and the

Teaching Experience
Matthew provides USCG authorized training for persons seeking OUPV (6 Pack), Master of Vessel and
Towing Endorsements as defined by 46 CFR 11.903(a)(24), 46 CFR 10.227(e)(1)(iii) and 46 CFR
10.227(i)(1). He is a senior instructor with World Wide Marine Training of Oriental, NC and has over 200
8-hour teaching days. He has been actively instructing in the marine industry since 2009. He has
instructed and proctored over 250 current licensed mariners.

Matthew is a certified PADI Master Instructor, Instructor Development Staff member, TDI Technical Scuba
Instructor and an Emergency First Responder Primary Care(CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid)
Instructor Trainer. He has been teaching scuba diving since 2003 and has been a Dive Master since
1982. He teaches scuba diving classes from Basic Open Water through Closed Circuit Rebreather
Technical Diving. He has certified over 500 students in varies levels of scuba diving.

Business Experience
Matthew holds a BS degree from Western Illinois University (Honors). He is retired Chief Information
Officer for PDS Tech, Inc, one of the largest Engineering Staffing companies in the USA

  • USCG 50 Ton Near Coastal Master License #275789 (3rd issuance)
  • USCG 100 Ton Inland Master License (3rd issuance)
  • Commercial Assistance Towing Endorsement
  • Transportation Worker Identification Card
  • Member Maritime Consortium
  • PADI Instructor: MI#186402
  • EFR Instructor Trainer: EIT#186402
  • TDI Instructor: 13855
  • DAN Instructor: 11961

Recent Vessel Movements:  Follow Latest Delivery

 Vessel  Origin  Destination  Vessel Name
 65 L650 Sea Ray Express Winthop Harbor, IL Bradenton, FL Sea Candy 
 48 Aquila Powercat St. John, USVI Clearwater, FL Capella 
 54 Aquila Powercat Clearwater, FL  St. John, USVI Island Living 
 44 Aquila Powercat Clearwater, FL St. Thomas, USVI 44122 
 45 Prestige Fly Destin, FL Seneca, IL Momento/Side Piece 
 38 Scout Duck Key, FL Fort Lauderdale, FL  
 440 Formula Key Largo, FLHomestead, FL   
 366 Carver Aft Cabin Dolton, ILSandusky, OH Ti-Amo 
 44 Marine Trader Sundeck KY Lake, KYAlton, IL Sanddollar 
 580 Sea Ray Sedan Bridge
 52 Carver C52
 55 Kingscraft
 410 Silverton Sedan

 37 Fontain Pajot 
 510 Galeon Skyview 
 Port Huron, MI
 Stuart, FL
 St. Paul, MN
 Ft Myers Beach, FL
 St. Louis, MO 
 Port Clinton, OH
Seneca, IL
Plattsburg, NY
St. Louis, MO
Sturgeon Bay, WI 
 Belize, CA
 St. Charles, MO
 Barefoot II
 Olive Martini
 Sarah Jayne
 Gopher Broke
 Blue Eyed Girls
 50' Prestige 500 Fly Bridge Rochester, NY Port Clinton, OH Get N Lit 
 4588 Bayliner    Mackinaw City, MI Cedar Point, OH    Merlette 
 330 Wellcraft Coastal Cruiser     Key Largo, FL Gasparillo, FL Reel Time 
 33' Carver Aft Cabin Seneca Lake, NY Erie, PA Beach House 
 48' Jefferson Rivanna St. Louis, MO Stuart, FL Routing 
 50' Cruisers Yacht 500 Sport Sedan     St. Louis, MO South Haven, MI Stocks and Blondes 
 48' Hatteras LRC Placencia, Belize, CA Tampa, FL Island Spirit 
 52 Jefferson Marquessa St. Louis, MO Stamford, CT Billy The Kid II 
 44' Grandbanks Europa Chicago, IL Grafton, IL Karma

 62' Princess V62 Jefferson City, MO Naples, FL Wile E Coyote

 57' Skipper Liner Bayport, MN St. Louis, MO SKRP1502H213 
 53 Carver Yoyager Nashville, TN Grand Rivers, KY Swept Away

 40' Landing Craft Yakutat, AK Icy Bay, AK Icy Cape 
 4207 Carver ACMY Grafton, IL Nashville, TN Sala Kwasti 

 49' Gulfstar St. Louis, MO Grand Rivers, KY Crystal Blue Persuasion 
 53' Navigator Boston, MA N. Palm Beach Miko Too 
 45' Mainship Pilothouse  Chattanooga, TN  Grand Rivers, KY  Matters Knot

 3750 Cruisers Yacht  Grafton, IL  Grand Rivers, KY  The Path  
 45' Harbor Master Stollcraft  Kingston, RI  St. Louis, MO  Gizmo  
 55 Gibson Houseboat St. Louis, MO Cincinnati, OH  

Scuba Diving C
urriculum Vitae
Matthew has over 25 years of underwater diving experience.  He has been a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Divemaster since 1981, Recreational Scuba Instructor since 2003, and a Technical Scuba Instructor since 2006.   Matthew is certified as a PADI Master Instructor, DSAT TecRec Instructor, and TDI Technical Diving instructor and teaches all levels of scuba from beginning Open Water to Technical Closed Circuit Rebreathers.    Matthew is an Emergency First Responder Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid) and Care for Children instructor and Instructor Trainer.  He is also a Divers Alert Network (DAN) Diving Emergency Management Provider Instructor.

PADI Master Instructor: MI#186402
TDI Instructor: 13855
DAN Instructor: 11961

Matthew believes you have to dive what you teach, not just teach diving, as so many instructors do these days.   He has over 2000 logged dives, 400+ to depths in excess of 250 fsw and over 500 logged hours on closed circuit rebreathers.

He actively dives and instructs in the following certifications:

  • Open Water Scuba Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver
  • Recreational Deep Diving (130 fsw)
  • Recreational Enriched Air/Nitrox
  • Wreck
  • Advanced Nitrox
  • Decompression Procedures
  • Closed Circuit Rebreather (AP Diving Inspiration and Evolution)
  • Solo Diving