Private Yacht Instruction 


Seaforth Boater Education offers complete and personalized Custom Yacht Instruction. Whether you are a first-time yacht owner, or are just looking to improve upon your existing piloting and seamanship skills, you will become a competent boat handler with the confidence to operate your yacht safely and properly.

Our 6-hour private instruction on your yacht includes topics from the following:

  • How to prepare to leave the dock

  • Systems checks

  • Dockside Maneuvering

  • Boat Handling

  • Using the current, wind, and tides to your advantage

  • Local knowledge

  • Knot tying and usage

  • Securing lines & fenders

  • Weather preparation and planning

  • VHF communication

  • Basic navigation

  • GPS Course Plotting

  • Radar and onboard electronics use

Seaforth Boater Education also offers additional classes, clinics, and services, including:

  • Night Navigation

  • Power Boat Fundamentals

  • Yacht Chauffeur Services

  • Weekend trips to Catalina with a USCG Skipper

  • And much, much more!

Delivery captains are available upon request. Private instruction can be arranged to fit your schedule. Give us a call at (888) 834-2628 or e-mail us.