Do you own or want to charter a larger boat and need assistance?

We can help with practical needs like boat handling like docking and advanced maneuvering skills, anchoring, emergencies, and systems management.

We offer private practical courses with an experienced professional Captain tailored to your needs on your boat (or a charter vessel)

  • Tailored instruction to build your capabilities in your specific areas of interest.

  • Targeted at the client’s sailing and cruising plans, and their yacht’s specific equipment

  • If you require certification, we can offer Sail Canada qualifications or International Yacht training certification including the international certificate of Competency (24 m Sail and or 24m Power vessel)



Instructor, Captain Marco Heitz


Marco graduated as an Electronics Engineering Technician and after a successful 20-year career in Information Technology, Marco became a professional Superyacht Captain in 2004.  He holds British Maritime Coastguard Agency’s (MCA’s) Master of Yachts Unlimited license for private and commercially operated yachts, up to 500 gross tonnes, with endorsements for sailing yachts, motor yachts, and ECDIS. He has over 18 years worldwide experience commanding yachts between 90 and 148 feet and has travelled by sea to more than 40 countries. Marco became an instructor for Canadian Yachting Association (CYA) in 2002 focussing on Advanced Cruising & Navigation, and the equivalent American Sailing Association (ASA) Instructor in 2004. Currently Marco focuses on private and tailored instruction for the larger yachts (40 to 100+ feet), and Sail Canada certifications for Advanced Cruising and Navigation, and IYT Yacht Master Offshore & ICC Certifications.

Get a brochure for private courses

Contact us to discuss options and pricing for a private course