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Boat Classification: How To Determine Which Boat You Need

Recreational boating is one of the favourite pastimes for many; whether you want to go on a solo adventure, a fun fishing trip with your family, or a leisurely luxury cruise with your business partners, you need to have the right watercraft for the ride. A gleaming vessel of your own is sure to be your greatest possession!

Before you make a purchase, you need to have a good idea about what you want from your boat. Only when you have a clear conception that the boat you select will serve its purpose, you can make an informed decision.

Let’s try to classify boats as per the activities they are suited for.

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Special Offer

Book and attend any weekend boat licence course for only $220pp (May-July 2015).

Terms: Offer only valid for boat licence courses booked and attended between 21st April 2015 and 24th July 2015. Does not apply to gift vouchers or other courses. All other terms and conditions of enrolment are available on our website under ‘Pre-enrolment Information’.

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Want To Be A Coxswain?

Want to be a Coxswain quick? Check out the new AMSA Ex38:

‘Seafarers who undertake low complexity duties on vessels less than 12 metres in length are no longer required to submit sea service if operating within the limits of Exemption 38. This exemption has responded to industry feedback, reducing extensive time away from the workplace to complete a certificate of competency.’

To be eligible to operate under this Exemption, seafarers must complete an AMSA approved course and pass a practical assessment. And the best news is that we teach it and there’s no sea service requirements! Pre-study and assignments in your own time and then a face-to-face 5 hour session with our trainer. You could be qualified on the same day!

Call or email us – (02) 9736 3655 info@maritimetrainingschool.com.au

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Our Fight With RMS

We are currently asking students to support in our fight with RMS to prevent some of the changes they are proposing. If these changes are passed, we believe that the safety of boaters on all waters, but especially Sydney Harbour, will be severely compromised. This Government must be told that safety on the water is paramount and some of its proposed changes to reduce ‘red tape’ will result in significant threats to our safety. The proposed changes that we are most concerned about include:

  • Making the boating safety course optional (not compulsory) and only available online
  • All assessment would be done at the RMS (formerly RTA) office/one stop shop by unqualified staff
  • The logbook system would not be changed – so the rorting would continue!

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Maritime Training School Canberra

After a long and cold winter, Maritime Training School is returning to Canberra! The next course dates for Canberra are 24th and 25th October 2014 at the Dickson Tradies. Book your place now! Maritime Training School is currently expanding its scope of accreditation to include Coxswain Grade 1 and Grade 2 courses, Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 (MED3) and Master <24m (previously Master Class 5). Keep watching the website and our Facebook page for exciting updates and announcements about these courses!

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Feedback

What do people think of our course? Have a read! “Just wanted to say thanks for a thoroughly entertaining and informative course on Saturday with Peter. I will be recommending you to others who want to get a boat licence.” “Best part was driving the boat”. “Solid instructor, very knowledgeable”.

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VHF Marine Radio Licence

Did you know that 100% of our students would recommend us to their friends? Try it out for yourself! Book in for a NSW boat licence course with us today and enjoy a fun day on the water with our experienced and friendly trainers! Want to get your VHF Marine Radio Licence? We can help! Our next face-to-face VHF marine radio course is on 20th February from 5pm – 9pm. The price is a low $250 and that includes the licence as well! Great value for great training.

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Lake Ginninderra Sea Scout Group

Maritime Training School would like to thank the Lake Ginninderra Sea Scout Group for allowing us to use their facilities whilst we delivered the NSW Boat Licence Course to their group. Everything was very organised and the group of leaders were excellent. We hope they enjoyed the experience as much as we did! Look forward to working with the Scouts again!

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Maritime Training School 2014

All courses for 2013 are now fully booked. Maritime Training School would like to wish our students and their families a wonderful and safe Christmas and New Year. Don’t forget your lifejackets and sunscreen if you’re out on the water this festive season! In January 2014, Maritime Training School will be moving from Middle Harbour Yacht Club to d’Albora Marinas at The Spit. We look forward meeting lots of new students in our brand new facility in 2014!

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Limited Places

Maritime Training School’s General Boat Licence in Canberra on 13th December is filling up quickly! We only have 3 spots left for the practical!! If you miss out on one of these spots, you can still attend the theory only session at the Tradies Dickson and we’ll give you a log book on the night so you can complete the practical with a friend or family member. Feeling the heat in Sydney? There’s limited places available before Christmas so don’t wait and book online today before you “miss the boat”.

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