Discover Yachting 365

presents the

Big Boat Confidence Learning Charter

Thanks for your interest in this course.

I created this course primarily because of the enjoyment I have in seeing people gain confidence in operating a yacht. Along with the course Discover Yachting 365 also offers Standard Proficiency Certificates for Insurance Providers.

Secondly, it is because I firmly believe that if you plan to begin yachting, and especially if you plan to purchase a yacht, then a little experience with the basics is going to be vital in helping you to make an informed decision.

Big Boat Confidence
Big Boat Confidence

My journey as a yacht captain began in the late 90s after I completed a local Yachtmaster training course in Fort Lauderdale.

Classes like these, or advanced ship handling courses, are likely to cost up to $5,000 and not be on a real motor yacht. Training with many other students in a session on a 35 foot boat is not conducive to gaining much real time experience, nor is it a relaxed environment.

We have access to various types of legitimate motor yachts depending on what you would like to learn on, whether Flying Bridge, Express Cruiser, Joystick and/or Direct drive.

Our selection begins at 40ft and currently runs up to 70ft in length.

These sessions are designed to be one-on-one to provide maximum instruction in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

Charter Rates:

  • $2000 per Training Day on a GT38 or GT40 Express with IPS joystick (Training included)
  • $2500 per Training Day on a GT46 Express with IPS joystick (Training included)
  • $2800 per Training Day on a 56' Sunseeker Predator with Direct Drives (Training included)
  • $3300 per Training Day on a Monte Carlo 60 with Flying Bridge and Joystick (Training included)
  • Enquire about larger vessels
  • 2 Students max
  • Insurance Endorsement provided with proficiency

Your Vessel:

  • $60/hr plus travel time (2 students max)
  • Insurance Endorsement provided with proficiency

Free Workshop:

We also offer a Complimentary Workshop on a 50ft motor yacht with no strings attached. It will include a tour of a beautiful 50ft yacht and a walk through of some basics, including how to dock a boat and tie some lines, concluding with a time for some questions.


See The Charter Boats:

Click on the links below to see the boats that are available to learn on.

-2015 Gran Turismo 38 Express (With Joystick)


-2017 Gran Turismo 40 Express (With Joystick)


-2017 Gran Turismo 46 Express (With Joystick)


-2018 Monte Carlo MC5 (Flybridge with Joystick) - Coming Soon


-2002 Sunseeker 56 Predator (Express with Direct Drives and Bowthruster)


-2016 Monte Carlo MC6 (Flybridge with Joystick)


-2016 Sea Ray 65 (Flybridge with Direct Drives/Bowthruster/Seakeeper)


-Ferretti 69 (Flybridge with Direct Drives and Bowthruster)

I would like to schedule a free workshop

Or Call: 954-649-4958