Personalized Instruction, Private Boat Handling & Docking Lessons


Personalized Instruction Services

There are plenty of schools you can travel to and receive basic training. Some
are on board a boat along with 10 or 12 other students or in a class room
with 15 or 20 other students. But what if your boat (or intended boat) is larger
than about 30 feet? Or if your plans involve something more intensive than the
comfort of someone else's boat or a class room? Traveling is expensive and
time consuming. Try a more personalized approach to seamanship.

On The Water Training's personalized seamanship will travel to you so you
receive private instruction aboard your boat in your waters. If you just
purchased your first boat or have moved up to a larger size and new
propulsion, like from single engine to twin engine inboard, then call on us to
help you through that difficult time.

We offer a service where we help you find the kind of boat that will best serve your boating life style and needs if you are not quite sure just what new boat you ought to purchase.

Typical Client Instruction Categories

On The Water Training's clients fall into several categories:

Whether you are a novice or advanced boater (even the best athletes have a coach), have the On The Water Training team help you close learning gaps.

Your Personalized Training

Your personalized training may include the following instruction:


Private Docking Instruction

Call us today to discuss our programs and how affordable safety can be!

Contact On The Water Training: 978-281-3023 or (cell) 508-284-7445

On The Water Training is located in Gloucester, MA, just northeast of Boston, MA and serves New England and the east coast.

Captain Phil Cusumano is available to travel anywhere on all yacht deliveries.

Captain Phil Cusumano is a U.S.C.G. Licensed 100 ton Master with over 50 years experience. Captain Phil is patient and understands that there is a big difference between knowing how to run a boat and teaching someone else to do so. Whether it's docking, maneuvering, or running your boat or basic safety and seamanship, Captain Phil has done it all from Maine to Key West, to the tropical water of the Florida Gulf coast on boats from 15 ft. to 150 ft. For details of Captain Phil's background and training, visit RESUME.