Dear Captain Bob
I knew from our first conversation this would be the unique learning experience you were offering hands on training (loved it) that was exactly what I was looking for. The beauty of the Miami skyline and all the wonderful anchorage’s was breathtaking. However once you are able to focus on what Trawler school has to offer it’s truly intoxicating and you find yourself wanting more. Is 3 days 4 nights enough for me? Yes to the training and no to the trawler life style.
The food! Grouper, blacken salmon,shrimp,bagels and fresh coffee. Alternative to my every need, well done Captain.
I learned navigating the electrical and engine class also let’s not forget about docking and how to anchor and using the VHF Radio was real positive. I could go on and on…..
Thank you Captain Bob
Boyne City MI.
Ps I’ll never forget my shipmate and new friend Lauren we shared the trawler cruising experience together.
We lived the Trawler dream this week and can totally run a trawler. I Captained a trawler on the southeast Florida intercoastal waterway Miami & the Keys. We learned so much bonding together all hands on training and would recommend anyone interested in trawlers.
John, Karen A
We arrive expecting to learn about a marine Diesel engine, electrical, anchoring, navigation how to choose the right model trawler and because the Captain sold trawlers as a broker he thought us inside information how to negotiate and deal with brokers and surveyor buying a trawler from soup to nuts. Captain Bob broke everything down to practical and understandable language.
We left with so much confidence that we can now go charter a trawler on our own. Plus there is nobody like Captain Bob he made the 3 days 4 nights very enjoyable his home cooked was Outstanding.
Ralph & Deborah M.
a Century of our combined service in the United States Army Kaete and I loved the way you teach by the numbers introduction format no nonsense right to the point you keep it simple. We truly felt a new confidence that not only are we now capable of Going on a bear boat trawler charter, in which we are ready to book now.
Your dedication to hospitality was epic. Not only was your salad recipe the best ever, but you took the time to play the good old Army revelry song to gently wake us up in the morning. That was a riot we loved it.
By The end of our classes in spite of record levels of the demerits we achieved, we successfully broke the 500th mark Graduating we are the Youngest and dumbest couple to become Trawler Scholars Yahoo.
We absolutely gained a lot of confidence through hands on experience. However we felt we made a remarkable and caring friend. You deserve all the best energy and be surrounded by good friends. We wish you all the best and I welcomed to have shared in your epic stories. Congratulations on 17 years of Trawler School service. May you have many more.
Always grateful and faithful
Nate & Kaete
Capt Bob your cruising area was simply breathtaking it was so beautiful and we went to six different anchorages in three days. We had a chance to participate in trawler maneuvers. We can’t believe that you left us on our own. Night maneuver class was very exciting and Challenging we got to see the unbelievable Miami skyline while cruising to our last night anchorage to the Marina stadium.
This was the best private training I ever attended. Your classes are spot on. Food was fabulous.
All the best from
Lank & C
We really weren’t a lot and had fun till one in venture with Captain Bob! The food was delicious too thank you for all you did I recommend Trawler School to anybody that’s interested in Trawler‘s this school worth every penny.
Manny & Karen
San Antonia Tx
What a week! We learned so much even how to use the stop button, ha ha, we experienced so many cool anchorages. Had the best food ever, candlelit dinner, fantastic music, Frank Sinatra and the gang and heard some very funny stories it was quite an entertaining and educational trip. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us this will be a great memory will have forever. Leslie
You helped clarify how to buy a trawler, negotiating a contract, the whole bottle of wax you made learning fun, interesting and memorable! What a week we had so much fun. Raymond
Thank you once again
Leslie & Raymond
Little Rock Ar
Hell Ya, we had a great time, learned so much and had lots of laughs. I’m glad you were flexible on your menu and you didn’t make me eat fish. The food was fantastic.
Although we already bought our own sundeck Trawler, we still had a real lot to learn. We are looking forward to feeling more comfortable at the helm. Look us up if you’re ever in Louisiana and we can hang out together.
Michael & Vanessa
Denham Springs, La
We are thinking about buying a trawler so we wanted to experience what operating and living aboard a trailer would be like. Thanks for being very patient with us. We learned so much.
Debbie & Mike
St John IN
Thank you so much for a wonderful, very informative Trawler School!!! We learned so much and Are really glad that we took this class! God bless and stay safe. The great state of Texas…
Kent & Kathy