The Chapman School | World Famous Boat School in Stuart FL

Welcome to the Chapman School of Seamanship online. Whether you are looking for a new career in the marine industry, expanding your power boating skills or learning to sail for the first time, Chapman School of Seamanship can provide you with world class training. Take a moment to tour our website and learn more about what we offer.

The Chapman School of Seamanship, located in Stuart, Florida, has more than four decades of experience in training students from around the world in areas of mariner training such as navigation, seamanship, boat handling in power and sail and the nautical information needed for licensing in pursuit of a career as captain or crew. We also offer STCW 95, a separate course in USCG licensing from OUPV to 200 Ton Masters and Yacht Surveying. In addition, we are an approved American Sailing Association (ASA) facility.

Whether you want to go down to the sea in ships to cruise the world in a cabin cruiser or enjoy boating on your own waters as a recreation, Chapman School offers mariner training, power boating and sailing for youth and adults.We offer ASA sailing lessons for levels 101 to 107.  This includes certification in boating basics, coastal cruising, bareboat chartering, coastal navigation and advanced coastal cruising.Our recreation programs also offer certification training in Florida Boating Basics.


Survey Damage & Claims Advanced  - February 2018
Back by popular demand.....Chapman School is pleased to announce we have added  the Survey Damage & Claims Advance class for 2018.
Class will run from 2/26/18-3/2/18
If you are interested in attending the program, please contact the Registrar or Student Services at or 772-283-8130 for further information.

SURVEY UPDATE Additional Class - May 2018

Due to an unprecedented demand for the Yacht & Small Craft Survey Program, Chapman School is pleased to announce that we have scheduled an additional class to commence in May 2018.
Class will run during the dates 5/7/18 - 6/15/18
If you are interested in attending the program, please contact the Registrar or Student Services at or 772-283-8130 for further information.

Positions Available!

Work for the World Famous Chapman School! Part Time Instructors wanted for:

U.S.C.G - Captain/Powerboat Handling Instructors

U.S.C.G / ASA Sail Instructors

U.S.C.G. - Classroom Teachers

See full details here!