WE ARE THE ONLY BOATING SCHOOL IN NEW JERSEY THAT OFFERS
BOTH NEW JERSEY STATE APPROVED BOATING SAFETY CERTIFICATE
CLASSES AND U.S. COAST GUARD CAPTAINS LICENSE COURSES
Captain Jack, a U.S.C.G. licensed Master Captain, owns the only boating school in New Jersey that offers both New Jersey Boating Safety Certificate classes and U.S.C.G. Captain’s License courses. He is an approved course provider and instructor for the New Jersey State Marine Police Boating Safety Certificate classes and an approved instructor for the U.S.C.G. OUPV (6-pack) Captain’s License, 100-Ton Masters upgrade and 200-Ton Towing endorsement courses. Captain Jack is also a Certified marine mechanics instructor and a National Safety Council Certified CPR/First Aid/AED instructor.
Captain Vinny is a U.S.C.G. licensed Master Captain with a towing endorsement. He is an approved New Jersey State Marine Police Boating Safety Certificate instructor with First Aid and CPR training and an approved instructor for the U.S.C.G. OUPV (6-pack) Captain’s License, 100-Ton Masters upgrade, and 200-Ton Towing endorsement courses. He has a BS in Environmental Science and has been the President of the Raritan Bay Anglers Club for the past 10 years. Captain Vinny has been fishing the Raritan Bay for over 40 years and runs Morning Dew Charters
Captain Janet holds a U.S.C.G. Master Captain’s License with Towing and Sailing endorsements. She is an approved instructor for the New Jersey State Marine Police Boating Safety Certificate classes and an approved instructor for the U.S.C.G. OUPV (6-pack) Captain’s License, 100-Ton Masters and 200-Ton Towing upgrade courses. She has a PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences. Captain Janet has over 30 years of boating and sailing experience and provides on-the-water training, sailing instruction, boat relocation, and boat deliveries through her company, Nautical Freedom.
Captain Jake is a U.S.C.G. licensed Master Captain with a Towing endorsement. He is an approved instructor for U.S.C.G. OUPV (6-pack), Master, and Towing courses and an approved instructor for the N.J. State Police Marine Division boating safety classes. Jake is a recreational offshore fisherman, scuba diver, and spear fisherman. His ocean experience consists of Atlantic coastal and offshore waters as well as the Gulf of Mexico. He has also been involved in teaching motorcycle safety courses for over 20 years. Jake has a technical background and is one of the founders and managing partners of a small defense contracting company called Onyx. Onyx provides system engineering, software, and analysis services to the US Army and has recently been awarded a provisional patent relating to “Big Data” and the holistic, real-time analysis of tactical systems and networks.
Captain Peter is a U.S.C.G. licensed Master Captain with a towing endorsement. He was a 2019 Philadelphia Fire Department Assessor for their Pilot and Engineer exams and is currently acting Director of Operations at Alpine Marina in Alpine NJ. Peter has been an undergraduate professor at a private college from 2003-2006 as well as teaching at the high school level. He has also served as a soccer coach for the past 25 years at high school, college, and professional levels. Peter and wife live fulltime on their catamaran.
Captain Jeff holds a 1600-ton Master license and a 2nd Mate unlimited license. Jeff graduated from Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 2014 with a B.S. in Marine Transportation. He has worked on deep-sea container ships traveling all around the world. Jeff currently works as the Fleet Safety Officer/Asst. DPA for Seastreak, a fast ferry company operating in the northeast. Jeff lives in Red Bank NJ and enjoys boating on the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers.