Christmas with Captain Chris Yacht Services

Cruising in Sunny Florida


Do you hear Santa’s sleigh bells ringing? Maybe it’s your low engine pressure alarm as you start your engines. If it is too c-c-cold to boat where you are then come on down to Sunny Florida.  Don’t miss out on a winter trawler training trip aboard SANDY HOOK. Check your calendar and email or call us today! 772-205-1859

Recent Training Trips – 

  • This Colorado couple came aboard SANDY HOOK for a Thanksgiving Trawler Training cruise. Ready to imagine your face in these pictures?…We’re living the dream!
  • Trawler Training is a Family Affair aboard Muddy Waters. This time the gang’s all here and almost ready for their looping experience….Check out the fun!
  • Here’s a terrific time aboard FAT BOTTOM GIRL as we head to the Bahamas and back to the USA. This Kadey Krogen 58 can handle 8-12 foot seas without a care…more here.
  • Loopers ask Captains Alyse & Chris to come aboard their 34 American Tug on the Tennessee River and help Build Cruising Confidence As A Couple…Chilly but fun.
  • A soon-to-be looper learns aboard SANDY HOOK. This southern gentleman, familiar with the River systems, wants to discover the secrets and local knowledge of Florida’s shallow waterways.

Another Transport-  This Trojan Sportfish type boat is on her way to Australia…thanks to Captain Chris Yacht Services. Take a sneak peek at how we do it.

Tis the Maintenance Season with Captain Chris –

  • Schedule a hands-on day in your own engine room with Captain Chris. If you brought your boat down for the winter months, it might be time for an engine room review. Many of our clients book a day with us to get more familiar with basic maintenance duties that will help extend your cruising fun.
  • Measuring Your Anchor Chain –Three cheers for the Red, White & Blue….and gold. Easy how-to photos.
  • Pencil zincs – Does your engine have a pencil zinc? Don’t know how to check them or even what they do? follow along with Captain Chris
  • Do you YouTube? We Do! Check out our first foray into the world of YouTube with our anchor windlass/capstan installation video. Be patient and each of the 6 short clips will follow the last. The content is excellent and will help you decide that you too can do it yourself. Or it will help you appreciate why you are paying someone labor $$. I promise we’ll get as good at splicing video as we are at splicing lines. Our niece is coming in January to help us in the video department. Stay tuned.

Captains’ Calendar 

  • January 25-26, 2011 TrawlerFest University  Building Cruising Confidence as a Couple. In this hands-on class  Captains Alyse and Chris  teach tricks and tips for couples who want to improve their teamwork skills while having fun aboard a beautiful trawler. This popular program sold out in the first week of registration so we added another class  after the TrawlerFest weekend. Registration is easy but if you missed the boat…and the second boat too then call us for your own private cruise aboard SANDY HOOK. 772-205-1859
  • January 27-29, 2011 TrawlerFest- Fort Lauderdale Imagine what you will be doing in late January. Shoveling Snow? Wearing parkas? How about coming to Florida and spending time with us, getting ready to be Bahamas Bound: Destination Abacos and learning about Changing Your Seawater Impeller/Diesel Fuel Filter…warm your frost bitten tootsies in the sunshine state. Register for these and other terrific topics at
  • February 17-20, 2011 Miami Boat Show
  • February 3, 2011 DISCOVERY has been rescheduled for the fourth time. Maybe this will be the real launch date?
  • April 1, 2011 LAST SPACE SHUTTLE EndeavorCape Canaveral FL. This is the final Space Shuttle Launch EVER and You can witness this historic event from the deck of Sandy Hook. Let us know if you want to be aboard with us.
  • Wintertime in Florida. Trawler training with us aboard our 44 foot SANDY HOOK and you’ll Live the Dream while learning all about the cruising lifestyle. 772-205-1859 or email  us now!

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IT’S EASY TO LIVE THE DREAM  WITH CAPTAIN CHRIS YACHT SERVICES!     December and January are booked solid with ONE week still open in February for training charters. Imagine you and your favorite Mate living aboard while learning all about the cruising lifestyle. Think about a trip to Florida this winter and JOIN US  aboard SANDY HOOK – our 44 foot training trawler. Charters are available for spring and summer too. We have air conditioning!!! 772-205-1859