Welcome! You have taken the first, and the most essential step in owning a boat by at least exploring the option of taking a boating lesson.
Proud and happy to say that 2019 will be my 23rd season teaching, ON THE WATER RISK MANAGEMENT, AND SAFE DECISION MAKING for the recreational boating community!
You spend big money on a boat, gas, storage, docking, maintenance, equipment, insurance, repairs, and countless other expenses when it come to owning a boat. Yet the ONLY category where you can actually use the adjective, "invest", instead of spend, when comes to boating, is participating in some sort of on the water training, and education. Unfortunately, it is the leading category where owners "skimp"! Penny wise and pound foolish?? Would you let your kids drive a car without formal on the road training and education?? An "adult," new boat owner, for example, without professional boating lessons, is far more dangerous to themselves, their passengers, and other boaters, than a 16 year old learning to drive a car! Something to think about as you read on.
Prerequisites for participation:
-You MUST have a boat
-100% trust in your instructor (i.e. asking questions welcome, second guessers need not apply)
-Willingness and ability to be "coached" and or, taught. Put your type "A" personality (if it applies) aside. There is only room for 1 Captain on a boat, and that's mine until you graduate.
-Full commitment and desire to learn a professional approach to recreational boating
-And yes, a financial investment is required if you want to learn a safe professional approach to recreational boating
If you meet these above prerequisites, then don't learn the hard way, learn the safe way with the BOATING PROFESSOR!
These private boating lessons are designed to teach the basics of recreational boating using your boat as the classroom. From DOCKING and BOAT HANDLING, to mastering MARINE WEATHER, private boating lessons can not only be a more effective learning process than taking public courses, it can compliment and refresh what you have learned in the classroom and apply it to your vessel! Overall, they can make your boating experiences safer, professional, and gratifying for everyone involved.
Design a private boating lesson program that fits your needs and schedule.
Why me instead of another instructor?
-First, I teach the way the U.S. Coast Guard forced me to learn. My 100 ton license was earned to carry people on ferries, and certified motor yachts. No margin for error in my business! Other than not being required to carry a license, the same applies to all recreational boaters!
-Second, marine weather in particular, is a very important area that too many boaters neglect. Big mistake! I am an expert in this field!
The bottom line is that my private boating lessons TEACH SAFE DECISION MAKING which can include not leaving the dock at all! That will save you a tank of fuel, wear and tear on your equipment and passengers at the very least, and at the most, save lives!! The former will pay for a lesson, and there is no price for the latter!
Need your vessel moved from one local to another and are uncomfortable going it alone? I can assist, teach, and share all the captain's duties with you all in one trip.
Want to leave the "driving" to someone qualified with confidence while you entertain and play host to your guests? Look no further!
The bottom line is that you can design and create the situation that will best serve YOUR learning and boating requirements, not to mention YOUR SCHEDULE!
-6 years Captain, Hingham to Boston high speed commuter boat service, and whale watch.
-Captain, "Lady Christine" 120' luxury motor yacht.
-Captain "Lady Charley",75' Broward motor yacht.
"Mon Amour"70'Broward motor yacht.
Happy and safe boating!
You can be comfortably ready to operate in one day depending upon your basic experience! Available by appointment 7 days a week!
THE BOATING PROFESSOR
BUZZARDS BAY, MA.
Don't learn the hard way, learn the safe way!
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