We have 45 friendly, approachable, patient and knowledgeable instructors, qualified to the highest standards in sailing, motor cruising, power boating and dinghy sailing. Training afloat is run using a highly equipped fleet of Jeanneau Sun Odyssey yachts, a Haines Motorcruiser, Hartley dinghies and a Ribtec 585 for powerboat courses, all maintained to MCA standards.
Our training ground which is probably the best in the world covers the shallow waters of the Thames Estuary, the beautiful rivers along Suffolk and Essex coastlines and the added bonus of Felixstowe International Port with a very large movement of ships making night sailing spectacular.
A wide range of courses are on offer both in the UK at Levington and at our sister school, East Aegean Sea School, Marmaris in Turkey, catering for people new to boating right through to experts. Covering RYA courses from Start Yachting to Yachtmaster Ocean or Motor Boat Helmsman's courses through to Motor Yachtmaster Offshore. We also offer RYA intensive shorebased navigation courses and extensive evening classes and one day courses such as, First Aid, Sea Survival, VHF Radio and Diesel engine courses which are run all year round, at weekends as well as during the week.
One of the Sea School specialities is own boat tuition, where we put an experienced instructor on to a customer’s own boat (yachts, motorboats, sports boats, ribs and dinghies) and will teach to specific customer needs. This includes commercial boat training for the fishing, maritime and construction industries including wind farms support and safety boat cover, as well as anything from basic boat handling to race training for leisure boat owners. If your boat is not based locally, we can travel to you. Another speciality is our MCA four day diesel engine course which is a great addition to the skills portfolio for any commercial yachtsman, sail or motor.
We have a dedicated fleet of charter boats available for bareboat and skippered charters in Suffolk, UK for those who have a Coastal Skipper level certificate. There are also a fleet of over 45 boats in Turkey to sail in the sunshine and beautiful blue Aegean waters which can be chartered at a preferential rate through us at Day Skipper level.