If you, a family member or an associate desiring professional instruction in safe and effective boat handling, our experienced and responsible licensed captains are happy to provide you with that necessary training. Many owners' family members and associates ask for comprehensive training programs, in order to mitigate risks, in the event the operator of the vessel becomes incapacitated, for example.
If this were to occur, it is paramount that someone else on the vessel ... a family member or an associate ... knows how to appropriately and effectively contact and communicate with the US Coast Guard (or other international authority) or another rescue vessel. This is an extreme, but real world risk.
Others wish to be trained in the basic operation and navigation of their boat. Many new, inexperienced boat owners benefit from this type of training, and we're glad to help.
Others ask for training to become familiarized with all of their boat's systems, electronics and mechanicals. We can help you learn more about the systems operations of your vessel.
With successful training comes understanding, skills and confidence in one's abilities. Confidence is a serious advantage, with regard to the operation of boats. Knowledge, confidence, preparation, respect for the weather and the sea are the main ingredients for the safe operation of your vessel. Once you take the time to learn correct docking procedures and practice those procedures, the increasing anxiety which develops as you approach your dock will be alleviated. You'll become a confident master of your boat.
Take the steps necessary to develop and improve your skills as the primary or secondary operator of your vessel. You may not be a US Coast Guard licensed captain, but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't have access to appropriate training for safely operating your yacht and responsibly managing passengers. The more proactively you improve your knowledge, the safer and more effective you will be in the operation of your vessel. The first step will be to complete an appropriate course in Boater Safety, which we'll help you navigate.
Each state requires that operators of self-propelled vessels and private water craft (PWC) be certified by a state-approved Boater Safety/Education Course. Each state has certain certification requirements, which may differ from state to state, but mosts states have reciprocity. Once you've been certified, the next step involves hands-on training by one or more of our captains. You'll be personally instructed in the practical, real-world, skills you'll need to safely and effectively operate your vessel. Our licensed and experienced captains work with people of all skill levels and will be able to provide you with the training appropriate to your vessel's size, skills required and your current expertise.