Why would you need Taylor Yacht Instruction?
Unsure of your ability to outfit and operate your just purchased trawler or motor yacht?
Anxious about the confidence level of your spouse?
Need to satisfy the experience requirements requested by your insurance company?
Searching for a comfortable, enjoyable, natural way to gain confidence and experience aboard your trawler
Searching for a training experience that uses a manual to provide the opportunity for future reference?
Comfortable with engine room trouble-shooting, maintenance and management, including identifying spare parts requirements, procurement, inventory and stowage?
Any or all of the above?
Taylor Yacht Instruction is for you.
What Will You Do?
Your course length will be tailored to your current skill level, with no minimum number of days. We will work with you until you are ready to solo.
You will learn in modular sessions aimed at building your confidence, developing your boat handling skills and stressing the importance of safety, preparation and maintenance. You will use and complete your personalized vessel operations manual.
Where and When Can We Do It?
We will instruct you on board your vessel, on your schedule, and in the location of your choice.
What Areas are Covered in the Instruction Course?
Safety Equipment and Procedures.
Engine Room and Bilge including Main Engine(s) and Generator
Engine Control System
Fresh Water System
Grey Water System
Black Water System
Line Handling and Knots
Pre Departure Check List
Docking and Undocking
Close Quarters Maneuvering
Piloting and navigation
Picking Up a Mooring
Tender launch and retrieving
What will it cost?
We charge a daily rate that includes our food. Travel costs to and from the boat and hotel charges are additional.
We Can't Begin Our Instruction Until Survey Items are Satisfied. Can You Help With This?
We can generate a work list using the survey and recommendations made from our over 40 years of experience. With your input this list will be prioritized and vendors suggested. We will complete any tasks within our comfort level and oversee the remainder. We charge by the hour for this service.
Can My Instruction Be Combined With My Vessel's Delivery?
No, we have found that teaching during the frequently rigorous process of getting your boat to it's destination is ineffective. Instruction should take place in basic segments, in one location, with attention focused on systems, maintenance, up close boat handling and safety requirements.