10th Thur 14th
Dear Captain Bob
We truly enjoyed your hands on trawler experience. We learned a great deal on
navigation, especially in tight spots close quarter drill. Thank you for taking
us to such cool places. Not only was this very educational but eye opening, it
was very entertaining the way you teach your course. We have considered one
type model a truck Trawler
prior to your class but after your 4 different model trawlers class we are
convince we want a Sedan trawler for sure, after all our knees are bothering us
and we are getting older. Mike promises to keep the trawler in the center of
the channel Captain Bob, Hell No he won’t.
Your new 263 Trawler scholars. Yahoo!
Thank you Bridget & Mike
July 30 — August 3
With the virus and what our nation is going through the past three months it was very refreshing to be out cruising in open and the nice relaxing sea breeze at anchor on your aft sun decked night with wonderful views, peace and quit Were just amazing.
We had a wonderful time out thinking hurricane Isais and not getting touched all because of our careful planning and plotting it was quite the adventure. My husband enjoy the problem solving techniques on the engine class. Your classes we’re worth every penny spent. We are now well educated and ready to look for Trawler‘s. Captain Bob I’m grateful for all the cooking tips we really enjoyed the challenge.
Yvette & Drew
July 23 — 27 2020
Thanks for the great hospitality and unbelievable home cooking. Trawler school was the best thing we could have done to help me and Meredith take the next step to trawler ownership.
We learned so much in such a little space of time. Your 5 anchorages we’re just breathtaking. All of your classes were Knowledgeable fun and exciting we couldn’t wait for our next class. You made the diesel engine class seems so simple and then we also bonded navigating the Miami mermaid on our own 90% of the time thank you for your trust.
Best wishes for another 15 years of success with your Trawler School business.
Travis and Meredith
Wesley and I had a great time aboard the Miami Mermaid. You are a great cook and the food was fabulous. We are so confident now we will be able to go cruising on our own with no problem and we had no experience on the water with a big boat. We now know what type model trawler to look for when the time comes. Thank you for teaching all your different classes you covered everything there is to know about anchoring, docking, navigation, engine class, electronics, electrial and buying the right trawler…
We are very happy to have graduated and we are now Trawler Scholars and have our own certificate to fax to a charter company when we are ready to charter a trawler, and that will be real soon thanks to your trawler school. Where going to miss you and take care. Oh yeah the 5 anchorage were breathtaking.
“Keep it simple”
Wesley & Melody
June 11th 2020 —— June 15th 2020
After being locked down for 8 weeks it was so nice to be on the Miami Mermaid
and having all the fresh air and the ocean breeze just the 3 of us onboard for
a secluded for 3 days & 4 nights trip what a way to start experiencing our
Thanks for all the lessons and the wonderful scenery at all the anchorages we
went to. We feel much better informed how to make the right decisions regarding
our future trawler plans. Love your jokes and the amazing event you presented
to us on Wednesday night what a blast.
You have such a unique way of teaching and you keep it simple. Leaving us at
the helm by ourselves 90% of the time sure gave us confidence in navigating
your trawler. We now have the knowledge in what we were looking for plus
receiving a lot more from you classes. If those out there thinking of attending
trawler school it was worth every penny and fun to do especially if you had no
experiences boating like us.
Michelle & Tom
Your home made healthy cooking was outstanding, our best trip ever.
After 6 years cruising on our 42’ sailboat we started to think about the inevitable transition to an easier life on a trawler, but we just were not sure if it would work for us. After 4 days with Captain Bob we found that trawling was for us to continue our adventures without working so hard & leaving more time enjoying our destinations. We had the perfect opportunity to compare the sailing life to the trawler life, it built our confidence in handling a much lager vessel, we returned to our old sailing grounds Biscayne Bay and all the wonderful anchoring spot we once visited.
Thanks Captain for all the fabulous food, for being so patient with my zillion questions and the extra time on docking lessons. This trip was the perfect way to answer the trawler/sailing question so we are listing our sailboat for sale.
Temporary land bound.
Captain Deb & Captain Tim
Salema St. Louis
Dear Captain Bob
We cannot tell you how much fun we had with you the past four days… your kind of character is just what we all need I have never met anybody who loves life as much as you do.
It will be impossible to forget all the good times we had together.
The highlight of trawler school was all the classes and hands on training we learned a hell of a lot. We bonded together and worked as a team we are so confident now we are ready to take the next step. A Trawler is definitely for our life style.
Thank you my new friend.
Brain & Tammy
This was an amazing experience, we learned so much, all about the new navigation equipment , buying, electrial, engine class… we learned that Captain Bob loved our Santana video, game night was the best ever we will never forgot it, that what a big surprise very entertaining.
We are long time sailors and Jerry is a Captain also with lots of sea time under his belt. We own a sailboat and will be converting to a trawler, this was to make sure we are going down the right road & It is! What convinced us was Captain Bob’s great cooking.
Thank You Captain Bob for such a wonderful adventure. We will never forget it.
Linda & Captain Jerry.
Prince George VA
I’ll never forget catching a speckled trout (Sarah) with the rod you had laying around. Super Bowl week the water was was filled with security they were everywhere. Perfect weather , great meals and healthy to! Great restaurants right by your trawler. Great trawler introduction for me and trawler buying for him.
Thank You for your hospitality we felt right at home very clean, lots of room, good privacy. The shearing of of your knowledge with us was priceless. It was a very informative trip.
Sarah & Jim
Really we really enjoyed the trip. We learned so much, everything was a learning experience. You took the mystery out of navigation and docking. We spent a lot more time at the helm than we ever expected, I cannot believe you let us navigate the Miami Mermaid all by ourself, your course is really hands on training. The foul weather training was not expected but it was a challenge and will be very useful in the near future. Having been brought up on sail boat’s, the bad weather was not terrifying, but rather exiting and enjoyable. Your explanation on the purchasing, surveying, and closing process were very helpful.
I never known the extent on finding the right model trawler I’m glad we went to your school we had the wrong model picked out , using brokers or buying private negotiating contracts, insurance, financing etc etc etc was the best. Engine class was really fun and helpful. We had a lot of fun thank you Captain Bob
Big Daddy & Jesse