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Sea Sense Adds Trawler Training on Chesapeake

Sea Sense Adds Trawler Training on Chesapeake

Sea Sense Offers Trawler Training

Sea Sense Offers Trawler Training

Sea Sense has added single-engine trawler training on Chesapeake Bay from Annapolis, MD.  These new courses are both the traditional scheduled classes for women as well as customized instructional charters for couples, families, and groups.  Training is conducted aboard a new, 47-foot Selene trawler, fully equipped from galley to flybridge with every modern amenity. You can read about the specific trawler in an earlier article we wrote here.  Students will be exposed to the most modern systems and equipment, including bow and stern thrusters, sophisticated electronics, and an engine room layout ideal for identifying and understanding boat systems.

Captain Patti Moore, co-founder of Sea Sense says, “These training classes are unique in that they offer potential trawler enthusiasts the opportunity to gain sufficient knowledge to confidently bareboat charter or to handle their own boat.”

Sea Sense-scheduled, women-only courses have a cruising curriculum that covers everything from boat-handling to confidence-building exercises. These are 5-day, 4-night classes scheduled monthly from May through October. As an incentive to fill the first season, the all-inclusive cost has been reduced to $3895 per person.

Instructional charters aboard the Selene are ideal for couples, families and groups and are customized to meet individual needs, calendars and cruising goals. They can also be scheduled from May through October. Sea Sense instructors are also available to teach aboard your own yacht (power or sail).

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Posted by Tom in Charter, Cruising Under Power, Cruising Under Sail, Destinations, Maintenance & DIY, seamanship

Learn to Run a Selene 47 Trawler

NextGen Selene 47 Holiday -- Photo: Billy Black

NextGen Selene 47 Holiday -- Photo: Billy Black

Selene Annapolis Charter has teamed up with the Sea Sense Powerboating School to offer the Selene 47 Holiday for charter and/or instructional charter on the Chesapeake Bay in 2010.

Charters are a five-day, four-night on-board comprehensive experience. Sea Sense will provide a structured course covering boat systems, operation, course plotting and navigation, boat handling, docking, and a variety of other topics for singles as well as couples. The instructional charter is intended to provide those with a serious interest in cruising a comfort level and knowledge foundation to schedule bareboat charters and confidently handle their own boat. Sea Sense Captains Carol Cuddyer and Patti Moore regularly offer in-depth trawler training around the country, including the popular two-day PassageMaker University Course for women.

Holiday is a 2009 Next Generation Selene 47, which means it has the increased engine room height, cruiser stern, prop pocket, offset galley, L-shaped pilothouse settee, and anchor pulpit of this latest model. She also features the latest in electronics, and both bow and stern thrusters for added maneuverability. Bart and Beth Beckman own Holiday and say, “Holiday is a fantastic trawler, perfect for a couple or two to explore and enjoy coastal cruising.” The company did not disclose the rates for these charters but said they are available upon request.

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Posted by Tom in Boats, Charter, Cruising Under Power, Destinations, Industry News, Maintenance & DIY, Passagemaking News, Powerboats, Technology

Selene Annapolis Adds Next-Gen 47 to New Charter Division

Selene 53 Isis Shown Dockside

Selene 53 Isis Shown Dockside

Selene Annapolis announced today that it is adding a new, deep-hull Selene 47 to its charter fleet, which will be managed by a separate division of the company’s yacht and brokerage business.  The new 47 complements a Selene 53 that has been available for charter since last fall.  The 53, named Isis, is a 2005 model and has been booked four times already and has explored much of the Chesapeake Bay with its charter guests. 

The 53 Isis has three staterooms, two heads and can comfortably sleep four guests and a captain.  The company says that “qualified charterers may bareboat, allowing six guests to enjoy the cruise.”  The saloon seating is designed for six and the flybridge can comfortably accommodate them at the open-air table and seating arrangement.  Isis may be chartered for a rate of $4,800 for four days and three nights, up to $7,500 for seven days and six nights.  Provisions, captain services and fuel are extra, of course.

Holiday is a brand new 2009 Selene 47, and will complete commissioning in the fall. With two staterooms and two heads, she can comfortably sleep four guests bareboating, or two guests and a captain.  Holiday can be chartered for a base rate of $4,100 for four days and three nights, up to $6,800 for seven days and six nights.  The usual extra charges, as for Isis, apply.

Captained charters are structured to the preferences of the guests and can be as educational and hands-on as the customer would like. Typical charters are four to five days. Extended charters and bareboat charters can be discussed with Selene Annapolis.

Chuck Wistar, president of Selene Annapolis, believes the new charter enterprise is a natural extension to their company as it allows potential new owners to experience the lifestyle before making a purchase commitment. “We encourage anyone considering the purchase of a Selene to take the time to charter. The cost of chartering is well worth it to confirm the long-term investment of buying a Selene, or any other of the Tier I trawlers,” he says.

Additional information on chartering as well as the Selene yachts in charter can be found on the Selene Annapolis website.   Booking information are available by contacting Selene Annapolis by phone, 410.280.0006.

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Posted by Tom in Boats, Passagemaking News