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Based on 143 Reviews
Ryan Mackey
June 4, 2024

Just want to thank Boat Wise for a great day. I found the trainer to be very supportive and helpful in figuring out the things I didn’t quite understand. I would highly recommend Boat Wise to anyone looking to get into boating and getting licensed.

Troy Devine
April 23, 2024

Tristan from Boat Wise was amazing! His technical knowledge and ability to navigate us through the course of the day was top-notch and I'd highly recommend him and his team to aid you in not only obtaining your boat license but any course work too.

Catherine Naito
April 22, 2024

Fantastic way to get boat licence. Tristan professional and knowledgeable but also great fun so the 4 (teenage) children loved it too.

Luca Pomare
April 22, 2024

Tristan was a terrific instructor. It was an enjoyable day and I feel much more confident in driving a boat!

Matthew Maks
April 22, 2024

Fantastic instructor, extremely knowledgeable and clear. Made the entire experience very enjoyable. Highly recommend!

Vivian Ying Lu
April 22, 2024

Boatwise exceeded my expectations with their excellent communication and well-structured course. I had my lesson on a tough rainy and windy day, Alan were fantastic instructors who made the learning experience enjoyable and informative. I highly recommend Boatwise to anyone looking to enhance their boating skills. Thanks to Tristian and Alan for their expertise and guidance!"

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Master boating skills through fun and hands-on training.

GROUP BOAT LICENCE COURSE

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PRIVATE BOAT LICENCE COURSE

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Boat Licence Courses

Ready to hit the high seas and become a licensed boater on Sydney Harbour?

Look no further than BoatWise – the most fun and engaging boat licence course on the water!

With our immersive and interactive classes, you’ll learn all the skills and knowledge you need to navigate the beautiful waters of Sydney Harbour with confidence and ease. So what are you waiting for?

Get Boat Wise this month and let’s set sail together!

GROUP BOAT LICENCE COURSE

Step aboard our spacious and comfortable vessel and get ready to learn all the skills you need to become a top-notch skipper.

pRIVATE BOAT LICENCE COURSE

This private 1-on-1 (or two!) course provides all the theory and practical education needed to obtain your boat licence in just one fun-filled day on the water in Sydney Harbour.

Private Boat Training Courses

From big to small boats, we train on them all. At Boat Wise, our expert trainers are passionate about safety and providing our clients with a personal training experience depending on your boating requirements.

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100+ 5 Star reviews

5.0
Based on 143 Reviews
Ryan Mackey
June 4, 2024

Just want to thank Boat Wise for a great day. I found the trainer to be very supportive and helpful in figuring out the things I didn’t quite understand. I would highly recommend Boat Wise to anyone looking to get into boating and getting licensed.

Troy Devine
April 23, 2024

Tristan from Boat Wise was amazing! His technical knowledge and ability to navigate us through the course of the day was top-notch and I'd highly recommend him and his team to aid you in not only obtaining your boat license but any course work too.

Catherine Naito
April 22, 2024

Fantastic way to get boat licence. Tristan professional and knowledgeable but also great fun so the 4 (teenage) children loved it too.

Luca Pomare
April 22, 2024

Tristan was a terrific instructor. It was an enjoyable day and I feel much more confident in driving a boat!

Matthew Maks
April 22, 2024

Fantastic instructor, extremely knowledgeable and clear. Made the entire experience very enjoyable. Highly recommend!

Vivian Ying Lu
April 22, 2024

Boatwise exceeded my expectations with their excellent communication and well-structured course. I had my lesson on a tough rainy and windy day, Alan were fantastic instructors who made the learning experience enjoyable and informative. I highly recommend Boatwise to anyone looking to enhance their boating skills. Thanks to Tristian and Alan for their expertise and guidance!"

We work with the best

Look who’s officially a boating pro! 🛥️ Huge congrats to Esmond on mastering the art of manoeuvring, anchoring, navigation, and everything in between on his brand new Jeanneau Merry Fisher! (Sold by @mw_marine ) 👏 

Thanks for trusting Boat Wise for your private training! We’re thrilled to see your confidence soar alongside your boating skills! 😎

Want to be the next captain in command?  Our expert trainers at Boat Wise are the best in the business! 

Head to our website to learn more about our private tuition packages! ✅

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Hit the waves with BoatWise - Boating education that floats your boat!🛥️ 

BoatWise makes getting your boat licence fun, easy, and stress-free! 🙃

Why Choose Boat Wise??

* Flexible Learning: Choose from private or group courses to fit your schedule.
* ‍ Expert Instructors: Learn from our friendly and highly experienced instructors.
* Hands-on Training: Get comfortable at the helm with practical experience on Sydney Harbour driving our training vessel.
* Master the Essentials: Navigation, safety, collision regulations, and boat handling - all covered!
* Fun & Engaging Courses: Learn the ropes in a fun and interactive environment. You'll be a confident boater in no time

Don't wait! Become BoatWise and unlock a world of adventure! (Once this rain stops) 😎😂

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Man Overboard: Mayday or Pan Pan? ⚠️

Confusion can arise during emergencies! Let's clear things up about using a Marine VHF Radio in a Man Overboard (MOB) situation.

The Crucial Choice: Mayday vs Pan Pan

* Mayday: Used for life-threatening emergencies where immediate assistance is needed (e.g., sinking vessel). 🆘
* Pan Pan: Used for urgent situations where assistance is needed, but not a life-threatening emergency (e.g., person overboard but still visible).

Why Clarity Matters:
* Mayday calls have a strict format to ensure critical info reaches rescuers quickly. ️
* Using Mayday when unnecessary can block other distress calls.

MOB Scenarios & Radio Use:
* Person overboard, still visible: Pan Pan is appropriate while rescue efforts are underway.
* Lost sight of person overboard: MayDay can be used to request nearby vessels to slow down and search.

Key Takeaways
* Use the lowest priority call that achieves your goal (leaving higher priorities for others).
* Pan Pan can be upgraded to Mayday if needed, but downgrading Mayday is difficult.
* Sound judgment is crucial. Don't rely on hearsay, as the skipper use your own assessment.

Remember:
* Mayday: Life-threatening emergency, immediate assistance needed.
* Pan Pan: Urgent situation, assistance needed, not life-threatening.
* Always prioritize safety and clear communication.

Stay Safe & Be Prepared! 

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We were invited to test drive the ALL-NEW and first-in-Australia Navan C30! 🇦🇺 This beauty boasts a whopping 500hp, making cruising around the harbour a breeze!

Not only is she powerful, but the Navan C30 is incredibly user-friendly and manoeuvres like a dream. We put her to the test with a sharp 90° turn at 44 knots, and she handled it flawlessly!

A massive thanks to @navanboatsaustralia for having us on board this amazing vessel. 🙏✅

We're truly impressed! 👏

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Learning shouldn't be a drag, especially when your classroom is the stunning Sydney Harbour! 

At BoatWise, we make getting your boat licence fun and engaging! 

In this pic, Trainer, Captain Alan Ramos is showing our students the ropes (pun intended) on navigation markers and all the hazards they'll encounter while cruising the harbour. ⚠️ 

Ready to set sail on your boating adventure?  Contact BoatWise today to learn more about our courses! 

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Ever wondered what those little metal flaps are or how to use them? 🤔 

They're called trim tabs, and they're like tiny underwater elevators that can completely transform your boating experience! 

Here's the scoop!

What they are:
Two adjustable metal plates mounted on the back of your boat (transom).
Controlled electronically or hydraulically, they tilt up or down.
How they work (think airplane!):

By adjusting the angle, trim tabs create lift, just like a plane's wing.
Tilted down = More lift on the stern, pushing the bow down for smoother cruising.
Tilted up = Less lift, allowing the boat to sit more level in calm conditions.
Benefits of using trim tabs:

Get on plane faster: No more shuffling passengers around! Tabs help your boat rise out of the water quicker.

Smoother ride: Say goodbye to bow rise! Tabs keep the boat level, reducing drag and bouncing.

Correct listing: Uneven weight distribution? Tabs can help you level the boat for a more comfortable ride.

Improved fuel economy: By optimizing your boat's position in the water, tabs can help you save fuel.

Important tips:

Small adjustments: A little goes a long way with trim tabs. Make minor tweaks and observe the effect.

Find the sweet spot: Every boat and situation is different. Experiment to find the perfect tab position for optimal performance.

Don't overuse for listing: Uneven weight distribution should be addressed by rearranging passengers or gear, not solely relying on tabs.

Feeling lost at the helm?  Want to take your boating skills from nervous novice to confident captain? 

BoatWise can help! 

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Be BoatWise: Safety First!

Gorgeous weather and light winds on the horizon, but hold on before you hit the water! - Recent storms have left marinas and waterways full of debris, creating hazards for boaters! ⚠️ 

A tangled fishing line can ruin a prop, and unseen obstacles can make for a dangerous situation! ‼️ 

Safety tips before you cast off:

* Do a thorough hull inspection for anything tangled or damaged.
* Check the weather forecast - even a sunny day can turn nasty fast! ⛈️
* Life jackets for everyone on board, no exceptions!

Remember, if in doubt, don't go out!!! 

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Don't let your boat become a submarine! ❌

The east coast of NSW is bracing for a rain bomb this week! ⛈️ Before the downpour hits, make sure your vessel is ready to weather the storm. ☔️ 

Here's what to do:

* Double-check your bilge pumps: Heavy rain can turn your boat into a bathtub fast. Ensure your bilge pumps are in good working order, batteries are fully charged, or connected to shore power for continuous operation.

* Inspect your deck drains: Clear any debris that might clog the drains and prevent rainwater from draining properly.

* Secure your boat lines and fenders: Increased wind and current can cause your boat to chafe against the dock.

* Weather Updates: Stay informed! Use weather apps like Rain Radar, Seabreeze, BOM or Windy to track the rain and wind conditions.

Don't let this storm sink your fun! Be prepared and keep your boat afloat! 😃

Don’t learn the hard way, learn the Boat Wise way! 🛥️ 

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