Merry Cruising Christmas from Captains Chris & Alyse

Get ready for the winter solstice with a pre-Christmas cruise. If you are a little jittery about the end of the Mayan calendar just hop in your boat and go cruising…
WHAT? You don’t have a boat yet? Then hurry and call Captain Chris to make your cruising dreams come true.

We can create a great last minute Christmas stocking stuffer for your favorite mate. Plan to join us for a training trip aboard our trawler in 2013 and we’ll email you a gift certificate faster than you can say Santa Baby!

In the meantimeAboard Our Boat in Florida:

  • After a whirlwind training trip with Norm and Viv we got this thank you note: We only wish we would have done another day or more! Click here for a photo journal of their time aboard.
  • This one-way training trip aboard SANDY HOOK helped this couple just before they did a bareboat charter out of Miami. See why schedules are dangerous. Click here
  • Trawler training Texas style is what this next couple enjoyed. Learn how Captain Chris helps them prepare for looping.
  • Due Diligence. Yup, that’s what this soon to be cruising team came for- due diligence. And they had so much fun regardless of how corporate that sounds. See why.
  • NEW opportunities in 2013 to Live the Dream with us. Call us 772-205-1859 or email to schedule your adventure of a lifetime.

…Or Aboard Your Boat ANYWHERE!

  • Captain Chris just stepped off his latest training delivery, bringing a Selene Trawler down from Solomons in the Chesapeake to Fort Pierce on the Treasure Coast of Florida. Stay tuned to the February issue of SOUTHWINDS magazine in our new column Trawler Talk. You’ll share the adventure including some tough weather related decisions and how they turned out.
  • Here’s a link to SOUTHWINDS magazine where you can read the on-line December Trawler Talk column about How to Walk a Boat Show. Learn about some of the subtle and not-so-subtle differences in the line of trawlers.
  • Cruising Blogs can help you on your journey to Living the Dream! A few of our clients keep amazing cruising blogs that should not be missed. You can have something in common with them too: They all had Captain Chris Yacht Services start them out on their journey. Link here

We keep getting emails from those who DID IT and want everyone to know how much fun they are having Living the Dream. Have a bucket list to start checking off? Call Captain Chris to schedule your adventure. 772-205-1859


  • January 10, 2013 –  Vero Beach Power Squadron FL NAVIGATION MADE SIMPLE email Captain Chris for more details.
  • January 29-30, 2013 TrawlerFest University Building Cruising Confidence As A Couple. Fort Lauderdale FL. This class SOLD OUT* in the first three days of registration so please call us and schedule a private class aboard our training trawler in Florida. 772-205-1859 *As we go to press we have offered a second class post fest.
  • January 31-February 2, 2013 TrawlerFest-Fort Lauderdale FL. Our first seminar is an encore performance of CONFESSIONS OF A GALLEY SLAVE Captain Alyse makes your time in the galley another fun adventure. Pick up some ideas we learned from living aboard and cruising for over 15 years on our 44 foot trawler. Next you will learn about CRUISING TOGETHER: HOW WE DID IT: From our first weekend adventures to living the dream aboard our 44-foot trawler, your eyes will be opened as we share our experiences cruising together—and we still like each other! Our third 90 minute presentation is BAHAMAS BOUND: DESTINATION ABACOS: We’ll discuss everything from supplies to available forms of communication, to customs and immigration issues you’ll experience in getting there and back. Then after walking the docks and boarding beautiful new and seasoned trawlers come spend each afternoon learning a few other tricks and tips from Captain Chris during the afternoon demonstrations on the docks. Register for these and other terrific topics right here.
  • February 15-17, 2013 TrawlerPort Miami Put this SRO event on your calendar and check here for topics to be presented.
  • March 15-17, 2013 Panama City Yacht and Boat Show – presenting many topics from Cruising the Bahamas to Pets Aboard and everything in between.
  • March 22-24, 2013 TrawlerPort Palm Beach more info coming soon.
  • April 4-7, 2013 Gulf Coast Yacht and Boat Show Click here for more information and learn how you can join in the fun.

Want to get away to warm, sunny Florida next season? Don’t miss out!! We are filling our calendar fast. Make your reservations now aboard SANDY HOOK – our 44 foot training trawler while we still have a few trips available. If your calendar doesn’t work for any of our scheduled events just create your own private cruise aboard SANDY HOOK anytime. We have sunshine not SNOW in the winter and for summer there is always a cool ocean breeze! Email or call us 772-205-1859 and start living the dream. But don’t hesitate or you’ll miss the boat! 2013 will be here before you know it.

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