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. For Adventure:  The first one that comes to mind is the personal watercraft (PWC); equipped with planing hulls, these are designed for those who love the idea of some thrill on the waters, be it tubing or waterskiing. Ideal for solo travellers, the PWC is also available in designs that can accommodate up to 3 individuals. Bowriders are good if you want to go on a swimming adventure. With a platform at the stern, it is easy to get in the water or put on your skis. Or, you can just enjoy the breeze in the spacious bow area as well. Another great choice for skiers and wakeboarders is a sturdy boat with a powerful engine to tow one or more individuals. But while they look similar, ski and wakeboard boats have different placement of the engine, propeller, and hull. This is

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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! Importantly, the upshot of these changes makes it highly probably that the one day training courses we currently provide will become a relic of the past – and this is all being done at a time when our waterways are getting busier and busier. And, of course, as our summers get longer and hotter, we know that we can expect even more people on the water. So, we need your help. The Government has released a Discussion Paper for public comment. We ask that you take the time to follow the link (< http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/mmc/review-nsw-boat-driver-licensing” rel=”nofollow”>http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/mmc/review-nsw-boat-driver-licensing) and please add your voice to support all the training that is currently being delivered by private training organisations such as Maritime Training School. Submissions close on 19 December 2014.

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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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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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