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Experience Biscayne Bay, the Florida Keys or the Bahamas on your own yacht! Numerous options, itineraries and all inclusive packages available.

ON-THE-WATER BOATING COURSES

Got a new boat and feeling a little confused or lost ?
Took a boating class but need some help linking the classroom theory to reality ?
Stepping up to a bigger boat and want to get over the oh-this-is-big feeling quickly ?

Let me help you ! With over 25 years experience on the water, I can help you improve your ability to handle your boat and become a better, safer and more confident boater !

Services

We will custom tailor a program suited to YOUR needs on your boat covering everything from operating tips to docking and anchoring... The following is a summary of our most popular courses which may be adjusted depending on your skills and experience.

 

Full Day Course (8 hours) - $ 275

- Review of systems and operating procedures. Engine room check, safety equipment, on board systems.
- Close quarter handling : leaving the slip/dock, basic handling exercises, docking alongside, backing into a slip.
- Advanced docking : spring lines, tight spots
- Anchoring techniques
- Practical navigation : review of your area, best routes / destinations procedures, etc...

Half Day Course (4 hours) - $ 150

- Close quarter handling : leaving the slip/dock, basic handling exercises, docking alongside, backing into a slip.
- Anchoring techniques

Additional Day (8 hours) - $250
Additional Half Day (4 hours) - $125

If your spouse wants his or her own time at the helm or if you want to review any part of the course in a more detailed manner, you can add an extra half day or full day at a discounted rate.

Additional time can be scheduled the following day or can be aranged at a later time so you can practice your improved skills on your own and have us help you with any specific area you need to work on.

Nighttime Navigation (4 hours) - $ 150
( $ 150 with any other course)

Operating your boat under the stars can be very rewarding and enjoyable but can also be downright scary the first time around as even familiar waters can look very different at night. Build your confidence level !

Course including basic nighttime operations, rules, navigation, and general tips.

 

- Courses can be scheduled any day of the week, although we recommend week days to avoid crowds on the water
- Hard copy of our course guide included with all classes
- We come to you ! from West Palm Beach to the Keys.

About your instructor...

100 ton USCG master licence.

I am a boater at heart, who loves being out on the water; I enjoy sharing this passion with others and help them get the most out of their boating experience. I have 25 years experience on the water operating boats up to 80'+; my current personal boat is a Hatteras 53 Motoryacht on which Iive aboard full time and which I routinely operate singlehanded. I have cruised the waters of South Florida and the Keys as well as the ICW up to New England, the Gulf coast and parts of the Caribbean and the Bahamas. I am also a commercial pilot (multi engine / instrument).

For information, email or call (305) 323 9894