About Us

About - Aboard Boat Coaching

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Aboard Boat Coaching started trading on the Hamble in November 2018). We are no strangers to Training and have been running RYA Courses for quite some time and our Instructors have been running courses for many years with a wealth of experience behind them.

We have chosen Universal Marina as our home not only because of its superb location and quick access to the ideal cruising and learning waters of the Solent, the river Hamble, Southampton and the Isle of Wight, but also because of the facilities on site, the Marina team and range of complementary services available at Universal marina.  You can read more about these on Universal Marina’s website, it is a fantastic lifestyle location. http://www.universalmarina.co.uk

Mike Coulson  is the Chief Instructor Power and Principal of the School, he is a Director/Owner of Aboard Boat Coaching. We offer RYA Powerboat training and boat handling experiences, Navigation, Shorebased Courses and own boat tuition. We are very much customer focused.

Our emphasis is on making sure you enjoy your learning experiences with us whilst we deliver the knowledge you require in a fun environment.  We do this by providing accredited RYA courses and by tailoring packages to you to provide all the powerboat and other related knowledge that you will need both this country and when you travel abroad and want to charter something. We work with quality instructors, quality kit and facilities in a safe, fun and cost-effective way for you. If there is something you can’t find on this web site or a service or combination of services you would like us to provide to you, please get in touch and we will do our very best to meet your needs. If we dont yet offer a course you want, we will gladly put you in touch with trusted others who can.

Mike has spent over 40 years on boats of various types and has been a Powerboat Instructor since 2008. He has formal teaching qualifications as a qualified classroom trainer in addition to his boating qualifications. He is a very calm and relaxed Instructor, he is absolutely meticulous for planning and attention to detail. Mike started his working career as a mechanic and worked on Caterpillar Diesel engines on many different types of boats in addition to Earthmoving Equipment.

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