Australian Boating College’s “How to Cross Coastal Bars Safely” DVD

How to Cross Coastal Bars SafelyThis acclaimed Australian Boating College dvd offers skippers a comprehensive and action packed training dvd for crossing coastal bars. It covers the various handling techniques for different sizes and types of vessels, and also shows what happens when things go wrong.

In order to provide skippers an informative training dvd about driving through bars, we set out to show not only the right way to do it, but also how not to. Boats were flipped, swamped, run aground and people lost overboard (recovered later though, you’ll be happy to know).

Professionally produced, the production took 6 months, and involved a full team of rescue and tow boats, as well as helicopters, salvage divers, and on-site medical support. Filming was done on broadcast quality Betacam cameras, and involved 2 land cameras, 1 boatcam, and an underwater camera. 6 engines and 1 boat were wrecked.

Tens of thousands of this dvd have been sold around the world. It is the best coastal bar training dvd ever produced, and nothing will ever better it because of the huge risks involved in production.


“I would like to thank you on The Excellent DVD you and your staff have put together, How to cross Coastal Bars Safety. I have watched it over eight times, and every time I learn something I have not noticed before. The DVD.Is excellent and I feel confident of crossing the bars, if the conditions are safe. I believe Your DVD should be shown on Safety Boating Programs, and on Coast to Coast.

Once again Thank all The Staff Of Australian Boating College, You all run An Excellent Course and great Tutors”. ~ M Brophy