Performance based curriculum taught in a calm and reassuring manner.
But wait, the insurance company requires you to prove you are proficient at operating your new yacht safely?! Seattle Seafaring Institute was born out of providing solutions to this very common situation. Fear not, we are here to help you understand all your systems and confidently operate your new vessel in all kinds of conditions.
We have a proven method that insurance companies love – connect with us and we will ensure you are fully equipped and can prove to anyone asking that you’ve mastered handling your yacht. You’ll get a proficiency certificate to prove it.
How Many Hours Do I Need to Get My Insurance Letter?
That depends on your experience and your insurance company. Generally it takes between 30-40 hours to obtain the competency for the insurance letter.
Who Will I Be Training With?
You will be training with either Captain Trevor or one of a handful of carefully vetted captains with Coast Guard captains certifications. See our captains.
Who's Boat Do We Train on?
Ideally, lessons should be on your own boat. Every boat has different controls, systems, engines, etc. so training is always better on your own vessel. However, if you do not yet have your boat, lessons can be arranged on a sailing Catalina 380 or a power Legacy 40.
Can My Spouse and I Learn Together?
Yes! We encourage this.