Private Instruction

Educational Objectives

We will design boating education tailored to meet your special needs.  Chapman School of Seamanship has professional maritime instructors ready to show you the ropes – or the helm as the case may be.  Our instructors personalize lesson plans to meet your learning objectives and busy schedule.

Private Lessons may be:

  • One-on-one or small groups.
  • In the classroom or at the helm.
  • Power vessels; twin, single, inboard, and outboard.
Lessons may be:
  • One-on-one or small groups
  • In the classroom or at the helm
  • Power vessels - your vessel, our vessel, or chartered vessel
Examples of instruction:
(topics may be tailored to meet your needs)
  • Power Boat Handling 
  • Vessel Systems 
  • Navigation
  • Seamanship and Safety
  • Voyage Planning
  • Extended Cruising


A Chapman School certificate of completion is awarded to students who complete the course. These certificates may qualify a boat owner for marine insurance discounts.

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