Owner Training

Bon Voyage on Sandy Hook

Another day in paradise…well, we think Florida qualifies for that title. We are ready for a two-day Trawler Training trip aboard Sandy Hook with Claudia and Ken of Phoenix, AZ and Christine Alhambra, Managing Editor of Passagemaker Magazine. Welcome aboard hors d’oeuvres and an air conditioned saloon are set for our afternoon arrivals. […]

Owner Training

Star Party Aboard Sandy Hook

What a pleasure and adventure working with this passionate couple during our Trawler Training cruise! We welcome John & Tricia aboard to a sumptuous steak dinner on the aft deck. This bright and eager couple have really done their homework and come ready to learn. During our first evening together we exchange more questions and answers than many seasoned sailors can fathom. […]

Owner Training

Big Balls or Moon River aboard a Gulfstar 44 Motor Cruiser

Here’s an oldie but a goodie, first published back in New Orleans in the local boating rag, PONCHARTRAIN – written under Chris’ pseudonym Gunther P Schwartz…GPS. Even in the late 1990s Chris was teaching through his writing. Although this trip is many years ago and some of the landmarks are washed away from Katrina it still holds the foundations for locking as well as a few pointers about boating in general….enjoy! […]

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BUILDING CRUISING CONFIDENCE AS A COUPLE aboard a Kadey Krogen 44

This couples-oriented day on the water offers tricks and tips on boat handling with an emphasis on team work. The husband and wife team of Captains Chris and Alyse Caldwell will teach you how to formulate a plan and effectively communicate together while cruising. Each couple is given the opportunity to be both the ‘captain’ and ‘first mate” before switching roles.Training aboard includes: […]

Owner Training

A REFRESHING TRAINING REFRESHER aboard a Krogen 48

If you had the opportunity to receive professional training on your new trawler, that may also be the last one you get. From then on, you’re on your own. Of course, if you buy a used (experienced) boat, the training comes with the user manual! After knocking around the idea of couples coordination and communications on Krogens, a few of us thought that a hands-on refresher training session would be very worthwhile. […]

Owner Training

Trawler Training on the Sandy Hook

Vessel type/length – Gulfstar 44 Motor Cruiser
Engine/HP – Twin Perkins 130 HP
Cruising speed – Economical 6.6 knots
Starting location – Fort Pierce, FL
Destination – South, with plans set in jello

You can have your own adventure aboard your boat. You will learn about navigation, anchoring, weather and basic maintenance hands-on! Just call us to schedule your learn-aboard vacation with Captain Chris Yacht Services. […]