About Us

WE TEACH PEOPLE HOW TO BE BOATERS AND BOATERS HOW TO BE CAPTAINS.

Captain Jack has dedicated himself and his school to encouraging boating knowledge and safety. While teaching a marine mechanics course at the local vocational school, Captain Jack realized that he wanted to expand his own knowledge of boating and share that knowledge with other boaters that had the bug or that desire and yearning for the water that he holds so close. So here we are, Captain Jack now runs the best boating school in New Jersey, offering New Jersey and New York Boating Safety Certificate courses, the USCG OUPV Captains and Masters License courses. Captain Jack is a Certified Marine Mechanic and Instructor, is Certified as an Instructor by the United States Coast Guard for the OUPV (Six Pack) Captain's License and Master's Upgrade and holds an OUPV license with a Master's and Towing Endorsement. He is also an approved course provider and instructor for the New Jersey State Marine Police and New York States Parks and Recreation Boating Safety Certificate Courses. Captain Jack is also a Red Cross approved instructor and provider for First Aid, CPR and AED. Captain Jacks Boating school is now offering the Natioanall Safety Council First Aid Aed  CPR Course!



Take Advantage of what we have…. Experience and Knowledge!



CAPTAIN JACK GILBERT



 
CAPTAIN VINNY MAFKINSKY


Capt. Vinny is a US Coast Guard licensed OUPV Captain and NJSP approved Boating  New Jersey Safety Instructor with First Aid and CPR training. He has a BS in Environmental Science and has been the President of the Raritan Bay Anglers Club for the past 9 years. Captian Vinnie has been fishing the Raritan Bay for over 40 years and runs Morning Dew Charters





Captain Phil Masters



Captain Phil holds a USCG OUPV Captain's License with Master 50-ton Upgrade, First Aid, AED/CPR and SCUBA certifications. He is a certified a New Jersey State Police Boat Safety Instructor. With over 40 years of boating experience, Capt. Phil provides On The Water Boat Handling sessions, boat relocations, deliveries and asset retrieval services, thru his Vintage Viking Charters.



Captain Janet



Captain Janet holds a USCG OUPV Captain's License with a Master 50-ton upgrade with Sailing and Towing endorsements. She holds a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences. Captain Janet is a certified New Jersey State Police Boating Safety Instructor with over 30 years of boating and sailing experience. Captain Janet also provides on the water boat handling sessions, sailing instruction, boat relocations and deliveries through her company Nautical Freedom. 




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