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Relaxed bespoke Training for YOUR kind of Boating on YOUR Boat.


Own Boat Training

If you have your own boat by far the most appropriate training will be on your boat - on your home  waters - and including your family or regular crew.

 Focused on your boat - whether outboard, outdrive or shaft drive, petrol or diesel fuelled. Single engines or twin. With so many different configurations - centre cockpit, aft cockpit, raised helmsman's position, or forward drive. Broad beam or narrow beam, wheel steering or  Tiller.

We can tailor the Course to meet your own needs ,and local conditions.  We have been fortunate to have experience on many different boats (some listed here) and are happy to discuss our thoughts.

We often hear that mooring, especially in cramped marina berths or riverside berths is challenging, often spoiling an otherwise relaxing day. If so we can focus on just that, and on your boat, your berth - your enjoyment.


Own boat courses are based on RYA syllabus (Inland Waterways Helmsmans and Powerboat Courses) ; or bespoke focused totally on your own requirements.

We will also assist  if you would like to move to a new cruising area. Sometimes this can involve a short coastal passage (or possibly even across the Channel or North Sea). We can cover chartwork, passage planning and the skills necessary for such a trip: and perhaps a reassuring presence on the boat with you.

There are  many sea going boats on our Inland Waterways often with powerful engines. We can show how careful handling and  particular techniques can result in safe and easy handling at close quarters.

Large or small, new or classic: whatever!