NEW TO BOATING? PURCHASED A NEW BOAT? OR JUST NEED SOME BOATING PRACTICE?
Boating in North Carolina is far from easy and even the most straightforward activity can prove difficult and stressful.
Whether you’ve bought a new boat and simply want an extra pair of hands to help you and your family feel more confident on the water or if you want to fine tune your boat handling skills before the summer, we’d be happy to help.
We can deliver boating lessons to any or all members of your family. Perhaps you would like mom to feel more confident at the helm or maybe your kids are fourteen or over and asking for the keys!
TMS can help you and your family build their knowledge and develop the confidence needed in order to maximize the safe use of your boat.
We typically recommend that our customers receive boating lessons aboard their own boat.
- $115 / hr
- $850 / day
Check out our boating guides with step by step maneuver walk throughs.
EXAMPLE BOATING LESSON 1
- Basic boating safety, what safety equipment am I required to carry on board
- Weather and tide awareness, what do I need to know before getting out on the water
- Pre departure checks
- Practise of various mooring scenarios in different conditions and locations
- Safe and secure mooring of your boat to a dock
- How to cross other boat wakes safely and in control
- Practise of various anchoring techniques in different conditions and locations
- Boat ramp launching and recovery best practises
- Rules and regulations of the waterways
- Navigation inshore, offshore and everything in between
- Getting the most out of your on board electronics (GPS, radar, auto helm)
EXAMPLE BOATING LESSON 2
- Use of twin engines or triple engines during maneuvers
- Securing your boat stern facing the beach or sandbar using two anchors
- Integrating your boats auto pilot with your GPS
- Best practises for driving at speed
- Use of engine trim and trim tabs to speed up and stabilise the boat
- Safe boat lift maneuvers
- Safe water sports boat operation
428 TIBBYS DRIVE | WILMINGTON | NC 28411 | 910.269.7277