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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

Trying On the Trawler Lifestyle with a Kadey-Krogen 48 on the Chesapeake

The Kadey-Krogen 48'

The Kadey-Krogen 48'

The vast majority of our readers have one thing in common; a passion for living aboard boats for both short and long periods of time, whether we’re already doing it or still dreaming about it.  If you’re in the latter group and would like to get a good taste of the lifestyle — after all, it’s the lifestyle that you need to be comfortable with — you might consider signing up for a one-week Trawler Training Charter from the Annapolis School of Seamanship.

According to the company, the new program is:

“…for anyone considering joining the cruising-under-power community but who wants to know if life at 8 knots meets their cruising expectations. There is no better way to become acquainted with the cruising lifestyle than to experience it firsthand. Annapolis School of Seamanship offers a unique opportunity for anyone considering the purchase of a trawler, transitioning from sail to power, or who is simply curious about slow, safe, and comfortable cruising. A training charter is the ideal way to truly test the waters. No experience is necessary for this charter as the week-long liveaboard offering is all under the guidance of a USCG-licensed captain and experienced mate.”

A three-stateroom Kadey-Krogen 48′ is the flagship for the program and can accommodate one or two couples, or a small family, plus the captain and crew. You move onboard the trawler in Annapolis and head off for seven days and six nights, getting to know the lifestyle and acquiring some cruising basic knowledge.  A typical itinerary will include port calls in the Solomons, St. Michaels, and Baltimore.  All the detailed arrangements are made for you by the crew, so you won’t have to worry about slip reservations, and the crew will handle the close-quarters maneuvering and docking chores, to allow you to build your own confidence levels rather than build your stress levels.

The Annapolis School has worked out a deal with Kadey-Krogen so that if you later on decide to purchase a new Krogen trawler, the Training Charter cost will be deducted from the price of the new boat.  Given that the Krogen 48′ is one of the most popular liveaboard trawlers in the industry, the Annapolis School of Seamanship Trawler Training Charter sounds like a great way to get your toes in the saltwater.

You can reach the Annapolis School of Seamanship at their website or at 866.369.2248.

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Posted by Tom in Boats, Industry News