Thank you for a really great trip. We appreciate your flexibility when I ended up spending the night in the hospital the day of the trip as you said the show must go on, thank you so much. A lot of helm time being alone made us bond working together so that was worth the trip. Excellence on hands training. The meals were outstanding and you made a great host. We appreciate all the practical knowledge you shared with us. You told me (Jody) to mention I done the NW passage on the M/V Alaska 170’ Salvage tug converted to a luxury yacht and worked on the M/V Show Me 65’ Swan. Trawler life will be a new chapter in my life. Thank you fair winds and calm seas.
Jody & Bryan
Dear Captain Bob Thank you for sharing your wonderful tips. Your cooking was awesome and being patient with us. We appreciate the adventure and helping us on our next step. Wishing you many more adventures. Happy New Years 2020 another decade. Did we have a good time Hell Yes. Did we learn a lot Hell Yes. I’ve boated many years, 2 years on my own trawler. I really appreciate going through all the systems. Well done.
We enjoyed a great New Years party you really went all out, was it great Hell Yes!
Greg & Kathryn
Dear Captain Bob
I have been wanting to take this course for some time now. I saw your ad in PassagesMaker’s magazine 15 years ago. This experience far exceeded my expectations. The way you teach is the best hands-on lessons anyone could ask for.
Captain know it all ( chart plotter) had all the answers just like you told he would. Your classes gave us all the confidence we needed to make some great trawler plans. I’m so happy to have met you. ❤️ Diane
What a wild trip, you are the most patient teacher. The best way to learn is to Keep it Simple! I loved learning and laughing with you, let’s not forget about you delicious candlelight dinners with Frank Sinatraquietly in the background. Night navigation was the best. Cruising home in the rain with tons of wind was great also. It was an honor spending time with you and getting to know you. Friends for life. I’m the youngest shipmate attending your trawler school (30) years young. Love Sivan
Diane & Sivan
Wilton Manors Fl
What an experience, beyond our expectations. We learned a lot especially me (Teri) as I went only as a passenger and handling lines for the past 30 years. You make the learning experience so much fun and extremely entraining. You really need to write a book. Michael really liked woman overboard drill he got to give Wilma CPR he saved her life.
You gave us a lot to think about charting on our own and buying a trawler. Now that we graduated and have our certificate we can fax that to the Charter companies as proof we completed your course.
The gourmet meals were healthy and outstanding as well as your company.
We will always remember this adventure.
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
Teri & Michael
Captain Bob thank you so much for all the time you spent teaching us everything about trawlers, boating and getting our own trawler one day.
You put a lot of information into just 3 days. So many of our questions were answered. You made learning so easy, simple and fun. Your slogan “Keep it simple” worked great for us.
Your trawler training school is very beneficial and contains lots of insider information about so many aspects of buying the right trawler.
Good luck with your continued success at what you do so well. Great food, awesome scenery, amazing experience.
Jim & Jo
My husband and I started our search several months ago for the perfect retirement plan, we thought we would buy a catamaran until we started seeing a better option, a trawler.
Captain Bob was our first choice to expand our knowledge of what we were looking for. We learned so,so much about trawlers, the food was healthy and very delicious, the Captains stories were very entertaining and the scenery was breathtaking.
Take a class and enjoy!
Thank you, Captain Bob!
Darren & Julie
10-07 2019. 10-11-2019
We have an open 19’ bow rider and we ran out of new experiences on the inland lakes. We are interested in a live aboard Trawler and cruising the Great Loop. We knew nothing about trawlers until we discovered Trawler School Charters. Captain Bob provided us with hands-on cruising and learning all about trawlers. We are so happy and thankful we came to trawler school before we tried to make our move into a trawler, we are much more knowledgeable and feel comfortable moving onto our next adventure. A trawler is a big investment and want to do it the right way. This was the most memorable experience of our life and lots of fun. Thank you Captain Bob!
Nick & Heidi
9-22-19 – 9-26-19
A life time of trawler lessons learning laughing and having a great time, you can’t get any better than that. Your slogans on your site “Keep it simple” and “Where your education becomes a vacation” were right on.
What a great introduction and information that will give us some great years of Trawler Time!
Great lessons and advice on handling a trawler by ourselves. Your classes were so informative engines, electrical, electronic, navigation, anchoring, docking, insurance, surveys, finding and buying the right trawler, negotiating, single vs twin, plus a lot more, just too much to mention.
Thanks again lots of fun, lots of learning.
Chris & Jane
Well,Well,Well, Captain Bob
How do we sum up 4 days 3 nights onboard the Miami Mermaid attending Trawler school?
Completely unexpected- totally informative. We own a 35’ fast boat and getting ready to retire & cruise the great loop. So many questions, we feel great attending Captain Bob’s Trawler school. Anchoring in all those beautiful places, learning all the ropes, who could ask for more?
Captain Bob teaches you the good, bad & ugly. He lays all the ground work for us to make wise decisions and move along with our plans cruising the great loop with full confidence. We learned the best timing for trawler school is 3 – 5 years before retirement. Do not wait for the last minute.
Thanks for a great eye opening experience, we can now follow our dreams!
Thanks again Captain Bob.
Gary & Monique
Pompano Beach Fl
August 18 2019. August 22 2019
Dear Captain Bob
By far the best Trawler School ever!!! We came to learn and the knowledge you provided was priceless. We enjoyed the 3 days 4 nights onboard The Miami Mermaid, we also appreciate your patience teaching us all about trawlers.
Captain Bob you are a great chef, the food you made was so delicious and healthy, we are looking forward to using your Japanese panko coating on our fish (grouper) at home,Yummy.
Tracy most favorite part was our graduation ceremony, you held nothing back. What great lifetime memories.
As for Joel he appreciated your insight on purchasing a trawler, from negotiating to contracts & survey’s… the info you provided was exactly what we were looking for.
Joel & Tracy