WE ARE THE ONLY BOATING SCHOOL IN NEW JERSEY THAT OFFERS BOTH
U.S. COAST GUARD APPROVED CAPTAINS LICENSE COURSES AND
NEW JERSEY STATE APPROVED BOATING SAFETY CERTIFICATE CLASSES
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 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.
Captain Robert ( “Q” ) is a U.S.C.G. licensed Master Captain with Towing and Radio Officer endorsements. He is an approved instructor for the U.S.C.G. OUPV (6-pack), Master, and Towing courses; N.J. State Police Marine Division boating safety classes; and National Safety Council First Aid/CPR/AED courses. His maritime experience includes the Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico, the Great Lakes, and the Virgin Islands. During the winter months, Q is an instructor for the National Ski Patrol. With a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice, Q has made his 40-year career as a maritime accident investigator, claims manager for several Fortune 500 insurance companies, and marine risk manager for a U.S. flagged tanker company.
Captain Ed has been around water his entire life, building his first boat with his grandfather when he was 10 years old, and has been on the water ever since. As an adult, he joined the NYC Fire Department. While working for the fire department he served in the roles of firefighter, Fire Marshal, and Instructor at the NYC Fire Academy. It was during this time that he pursued his love for the water by taking the next step: earning his captain’s license. Since retiring from the FDNY, Captain Ed was able to pursue his passion full-time: working and being on the water. Wanting to get back to teaching, he obtained his U.S.C.G. Instructor approval and New York State Safe Boating Instructor approval, splitting his time between being in classrooms and on the water. As a captain, he has experience on waters of the northeast US, Atlantic Ocean, and Caribbean Islands. Currently he holds a 100-ton Near Coastal License with Commercial Assistance Towing. He lives with his wife, two boys, and dog on Long Island. He continues to work on boats on the waters around NYC and Long Island. In his free time, he enjoys exploring the surrounding bays and harbors of the Long Island Sound with his family on the family’s express cruiser.
Captain Shawn holds a USCG Master Captains License with Towing and Sailing endorsements. He is an approved instructor for the New Jersey State Marine Police Boating Safety Certificate classes and an American Sailing Association (ASA) instructor teaching in New Jersey and the Caribbean. He has a MBA in finance and marketing and has held a variety of senior management roles in sales, marketing, and human resources. Shawn’s maritime experience includes deliveries to/from the U.S., Bermuda, and the Caribbean. He can be found racing sailboats in the Raritan and Barnegat Bays as well as cruising the waters of New Jersey & New York.
Captain Paul holds a U.S.C.G. OUPV Near Coastal and Master Inland Captain License. He holds a Masters Degree in International Business and an MBA in Finance. He taught Statistics as an Adjunct College Professor and is a senior level sales and marketing executive with extensive training experience. He is a certified NJ State Police Boating Safety Instructor, U.S.C.G. OUPV Captains License Instructor, and NSC First Aid-CPR-AED Instructor. Paul’s boating experience spans over 35 years throughout the Eastern Seaboard in fresh and salt. He is an avid cruiser and fisherman with boats in NJ in Point Pleasant and on the Raritan Bay. Paul is also a member of a fishing team that, in addition to frequent Bluewater fishing off NJ and Florida, competes in billfish and tuna tournaments.