School Daze Are Here!

School is in session all year-round here in Florida aboard our training trawler SANDY HOOK. It may be August but Autumn will soon be in the air bringing BOAT SHOW Season!

Captains Chris and Alyse are getting ready for tons of fun at TrawlerFest in September where you can learn all about the cruising lifestyle. Don’t miss out on TrawlerFest Baltimore…In the meantime we are busy performing scheduled maintenance on our training trawler SANDY HOOK just out of the boat yard. Stay tuned for all the details, hints and even a few videos taken when she splashed in our next newsletter.

In between all of our trips, travels and toiling in the summer sun we’ve been featured in the PassageMaker Magazine article Your Boat or Mine?  Please enjoy the observations of Editor Christine Alhambra and compare them to other trips we’ve made in recent weeks …Aboard Our Boat in Florida:

  • What do you do if you own a classic Chris Craft 410 Commander floating in a landlocked lake in Texas and want to learn about cruising the US East Coast and LOOPING? Spend a few days aboard Sandy Hook in south Florida like this couple
  • Imagine you and your lifelong friends wanting to go cruising together, bareboat chartering or owning your own trawler. How do you find out if this is really what you want to do AND if you want to do it with your buddies? Here’s how
  • Our Georgia crew wanted to get out of the landlocked lakes and see what is like to deal with tides, sandbars, drawbridges and anchoring overnight. See how they did…
  • This couple plans to go from Detroit to Nashville via Florida. How do you do that? Find out with Captains Chris & Alyse…
  • 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!

  • This couple enjoys the time spent cruising aboard their powerboat and want the fun to continue. So how can we help? Read on…
  • Cruising is so much more enjoyable when you can switch up roles from first mate to helmsman. See how just one day aboard with Captain Chris can make all the difference.
  • We met the GREATEST LOOP a Beneteau Swift Trawler 34 as she came into the Fort Pierce Inlet. Check out this short clip on the video section of our FB page.
  • 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. 


  • September 25-26, 2012 TrawlerFest University Building Cruising Confidence As A Couple. Baltimore MD. This class sells out quickly so HURRY and sign up! Call 410 -990-9086 ext. 21 to register TODAY for this in-demand class.
  • September 27-30, 2012 TrawlerFest-Baltimore MD. Presenting Navigation, Learn about whistle signals, lights and other navigational assets while you discover how to interpret Racons, range makers, tides & currents. Next you will can learn about Cruising the Chesapeake Bay. Come along with Captains Chris & Alyse Caldwell as they share their favorite anchorages, marinas and popular destinations of the Chesapeake Bay. Our Third 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. 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.
  • October 21-24, 2012 AGLCA Fall Rendezvous Rogersville AL. Come learn about the cruising lifestyle from real loopers who are living the dream and many who are still in the planning stages…just like you! If you’d like to learn more information about the latest cruisers’ rendezvous we can help!
  • October 26-28, 2012 TrawlerPort at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show FL Discover the Trawler Lifestyle.

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! Booking now for December through February 2013.

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