Once you’ve done your Boating Licence there may be specific skills that you’d like to work on, covering topics from trailer handling to mechanical maintenance.

You can book some time with Scott who will lend his expertise and years of boating knowledge to get you more confident on the water in no time.

Private lessons are flexible and are customised to meet your requirements to ensure you feel comfortable out on the water.

What can you cover during my boating lesson?

Scott can work with you to handle any custom maritime request you have for him – these are the ones we do most often:

  • Handling a trailer-mounted vessel and reversing in a straight line down a boat ramp
  • Launching and recovering a vessel from a boat ramp
  • Berth and depart your private pontoon
  • Bar crossings and offshore boat handling
  • Estimating fuel consumption and day trip planning
  • General boat maintenance and seaworthiness
  • Getting to know your local waterway in your own vessel

The easiest days to organise personalised boating lessons are midweek on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

Weekend days are not available as they are normally busy days at ABC Northern NSW, however, very limited weekend days may be available in the winter months.

You can most easily lock in a date if you get in early.

Where do you do the boating lessons?

If you’d like to use our ABC vessel we can travel to any convenient waterway around Port Macquarie to help you with your training needs, so long as there’s a boat ramp or other launching point.

Alternatively, many people have their own vessel that they’d like to be more experienced with – if that’s the case it’s even easier as we just meet you where it is convenient for you.

How much do the lessons cost?

Private lessons are dependent on the time and vessel you’d like to use as below:

On Your Own Boat – First Three Hours $495.00
On Your Own Boat – Additional Hours $150.00 per additional hour
On ABC Vessel – First Three Hours $995.00
On ABC Vessel – Additional Hours $225 per additional hour

How do I book my boating lessons?

Just use the enquiry form below to get in touch with what you’d like to get out of your lesson.

We’ll get in touch during business hours and get you sorted!

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    Student Testimonials

    I recently completed my boat and PWC license with Scott and I must say I was blown away, he conducted the lesson brilliantly and explained things in such an easy way to understand and using rhymes and such to help remember vital information, I was very worried before the lesson as I had very minimal knowledge, after he ran through everything with the class I was able to pass the test 100% on my first try, very happy! Thanks Scott and Niamh!


    Cannot praise Scott and Niamh too or sing their praise too loudly. An absolutely professionally run course from start to finish. Efficient yet tailored, comprehensive and thoughtful and above all at all times respectful and courteous. Both Scott and Niamh are highly skilled and fastidious. From the both of us to the both of you thank you.Pete had us all making fast turns (safely!) in the harbour after lunch - and gave us confidence to get out on the water by ourselves. We went from complete novices to qualified (and licenced, the RMS is just up the road) in one day! Great value for money.

    Alan & Xavier

    Just had the pleasure of doing a boating course with Niamh and Scott. Great people. Made the day so easy to follow and happily answered all and any questions. If you’ve never driven a boat before I highly recommend talking to these guys.


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    Australian Boating College Northern NSW Division. ABN 74 636 995 983 is an authorised Nominated Representative of ABC Licence Training Pty Ltd. ABN: 43 080 057 923 and RTO Number: 3399 and is approved by NSW Maritime to provide practical boat training and/or knowledge testing for the NSW general boat driving licence and PWC driving licence.