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Captain Chris Yacht Services
Gulfstar 44 Motor Cruiser, We want to be sure if a boat is in our future.
Do we see a boat in our future?
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This Tennessee couple first met us at The Great Loop Rendezvous eight months before they came aboard our training motor cruiser. They wanted to be sure about the cruising lifestyle and boat designs before they committed to the big purchase.

(NOTE: We no longer charter our boat but are pleased to come aboard YOUR boat anywhere for personal training with you and your mate)

Having learned about looping around the waterways of the eastern United States and Canada, many dreamers start to take action. Joining cruising forums and reading blogs are a few of the smart research steps that most would-be cruisers take. While some people jump to buy their boat, more move at a comfortable pace...careful not to mistep along the way. Coming aboard our training boat is a terrific way to figure out what you like about the lifestyle and what you don't. 

After spending three days aboard with us, living the life of a cruiser, Kim and David were much clearer about their goals...and they were certain that owning a boat was an adventure they wanted in their future. 

Scroll through these photos and see how Captains Chris and Alyse were able to open their eyes to the possibilities of Living the Dream! (here is a note from them too)

Everyone should know how to toss a line, although if you have to throw TOO much TOO far then you are not close enough to the dock. Practice helps!
Each morning we do a little class work on our aft deck. Then we put the classroom work into action and everyone has some hands-on education as we get underway...at the helm, navigating, maneuvering, anchoring.
Bert takes the crew on shore patrol twice a day.
Landing on the swim platform in the dingy, our connection to shore. We are back aboard in time for appetizers and dinner on the aft deck.
Engine room education. It is important to review the below deck systems and some basic maintenance. And even if you've never turned a wrench, Captain Chris can help you understand enough to keep you running.
Kim's at the wheel while David is her navigator.
The incoming ocean tidal water pushes aginst the fresh water from the nearby Taylor Creek. What a difference in color!
Heading north to the mooring balls in Vero Beach.
Time at the helm gives you confidence together.
Captain Chris walking around a nearby marina explaining different boat designs. This one has an aft cockpit low to the water, making it easy to board from a floating dock or dinghy.
When is it YOUR turn to join us for training?
Is a boat in your future?

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