Captain Services

You may be a seasoned and experienced boat owner and just need your vessel moved from one location to another and want a professional to get her there safely. On the other hand you may be new to boating and never received proper instruction on boat handling, care and use.  Let’s face it; boats can be complex, with lots of equipment and systems and a little help never hurt. There are no stupid questions, only resistance to ask. If your vessel is located in S. Florida please feel free to contact us for help.

We will help you feel more confident and make your boat look better!

Let’s start dockside…Are you proud of your boat? Do you want her to look professionally kept and shipshape??

I can often tell a lot about a boat when I approach her at the dock and my first impression. It’s amazing how many seasoned captains don’t put a proper hitch on a dock cleat and leave the excess line in tangles. How about how the power cords are run, hose’s, canvas and exterior items secured?

MARLINSPIKE SEAMANSHIP (knots and lines)

There are only a few knots that most boaters need to know. We will show how to tie them and where to use them. Remember, a knot needs to secure an item but it ALSO needs to be released Quickly and Easily.

THE BOAT

We can perform vessel inspections and consult on safety issues, service and maintenance and help you know your boat better.

DOCKING

Tight quarter maneuvering, wind and currents, using spring lines, proper tie-up and securing the vessel.

OFF-SHORE PASSAGES, NAVIGATION, NIGHT BOATING, SAILING

Learn how to use your electronics better and what they can/can’t do for you. Proper and safe anchoring. Coastal and off-shore planning/navigation. Assisted overnight and extended open-water passages. Become a better sailor, sail trim and performance.

SPOUSAL INSTRUCTION

Every spouse should know how to handle the boat or at least have an idea how to get home in case of an emergency.

PARTY DESIGNATED DRIVER

If you are entertaining a group of business people or friends, let us be responsible for the vessel while you enjoy the trip along with your guests.

SHORT TERM/RELIEF CAPTAIN

Are you taking a vacation or trip and you would like to relax along with your family and friends? Is your normal captain unavailable for your trip and you need someone to fill in??

OUR CAPTAIN(S) ARE PROFESSIONAL, NOT ONLY IN THEIR
ABILITIES BUT ALSO IN APPEARANCE AND MANNERS.


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