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All Yachtcations courses are taught in collaboration with NauticEd, a fully accredited sailing education program recognized by yacht charter companies worldwide. All programs adhere to the United States Coast Guard developed American National Standards for sailing training and assessment. Whether you are looking to be a better crew-member on a sailboat or a fully certified and licensed skipper, we can help you reach your goals.

We do this by integrating our professional on-the-water practical training with the NauticEd sailing certification program. Learn more about our courses below and register for the ones that help you meet your sailing goals!

• Best-in-class sailing education, certification, and licensing

• Learn from captains with over 20 years of commercial and private experience

• Best-in-class Catamaran Endorsement sailing school

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Bareboat Charter Master Rank

All yacht charter companies require you to have a sailing resume if you want to rent (charter) their boats. Your resume should contain a list of previous experience, formal coursework, and sign-off from an accredited instructor as to your charter readiness. The NauticEd online resume building tool is perfect for this.​

Online Theory Courses

We first start you out with the NauticEd Bareboat Charter Master bundle of online courses. There you will learn all the theory knowledge for bareboat chartering. You take these courses in your own time at home. You also log your previous experience in your free NauticEd electronic logbook.

On-the-Water Practical Training

Our instructors will train you until you become competent at all the skills needed for bareboat chartering.

Assessment

Once you are competent at practical skills and knowledge, our instructor will assess you for bareboat readiness using an internationally recognized set of skill testing rubrics.

Certification

Once you have been determined as knowledgeable and competent, and have met the charter company requirements of experience, NauticEd will issue you a bareboat Charter Certification which is accepted by all charter companies worldwide*.

Large Catamaran Endorsement

Brie is our Lagoon 45-foot catamaran. This boat is known as the workhorse of the yacht charter industry and a luxury catamaran sailboat. We can train and assess you on Brie so that your sailing resume reflects the proper endorsement and is accepted by yacht charter companies worldwide.

Online Theory Courses

Start first by taking the NauticEd online Catamaran Sailing Confidence course. Inside the course, you can play the Catamaran Maneuvering game. While only a game, it helps understand the dual engines set up associated with catamaran maneuvering.

Practical On the Water Training

Our professional catamaran qualified instructors will train you until you become competent at all the skills needed for operating a large catamaran under power in the marina and sailing in open waters. We spend a significant amount of time maneuvering in close quarters so that you are completely confident.

Assessment

Once you are competent at practical skills and knowledge, our instructor will access you for catamaran readiness using an internationally recognized set of skill testing rubrics.

Certification

Once you have been determined as knowledgeable and competent, NauticEd will issue you a Catamaran Endorsement on your Resume and certificate. This endorsement is accepted by all charter companies worldwide*.

Qualified Crew Member

If you want to contribute as a knowledgeable crew member on a large sailboat for day sailing or for bare-boat chartering, you’d agree that you should have the proper skills and knowledge.

Online Theory Courses
We first start you out with the NauticEd Qualified Crew Member online course. There you will learn all the theory knowledge for operations of a sailboat. You take these courses in your own time at home. You also log your previous experience in your free NauticEd electronic logbook.

On-the-Water Practical Training
Our instructors will train you until you become competent at all the skills needed to knowledgeably and skillfully contribute as a crew member. This training can also lead to a future upgrade to skippering a sailboat.

Assessment
Once you are competent at practical skills and knowledge, our instructor will access you for readiness to be signed of as a Qualified Crew

Certification
Once you have been determined as knowledgeable and competent, NauticEd will issue you a Qualified Crew certification and all your accomplishments will be reflected in your sailing resume.

Practical Sailing Training

If you’ve finished your online coursework, it’s time to get out on the water! Whether you are seeking lessons with or without formal certifications from NauticEd, call us at (409) 682-7745 to gain practical on-the-water training and confirm your preferred lesson day and time.

Join us for a 4-hour Custom Catamaran Sailing Lesson. Learn the finer points of how to manage and sail a large sailing Catamaran.

4-Hour Custom Sailing Lesson

4 hr  |  $450

Package of 10 Custom Catamaran Training Lessons. Highly discounted total package to ensure you are proficient in sailing a large Catamaran.

Package of 10 Sailing Lessons

4 hr  |  $3500

Join us for a 4-hour advanced catamaran lesson focused on the spinnaker. Learn how to raise, sail and store the spinnaker on a Lagoon 450.

Specialized spinnaker training

4 hr  |  $650

*You will need a sailing license for Mediterranean locations. The NauticEd SLC™ (International License and Credentials) satisfies these requirements.