Marine Voyage Planning

Tutorials & Voyage Planning

boat-voyage-300x225You may only be interested in running the waterways, canals or fishing, or you may be thinking of setting out on a longer voyage. You want to know how to get the best advantage. You are legally responsible for the safe operation of your vessel. Learn to sharpen your skills of Seamanship, Boat handling, Maintenance and Navigation & compliance.

Seamanship is, in part, a consideration of ’rules of the road’, safe boating, staying out of trouble, how to handle trouble when it comes along, and generally to allow you, your family and friends to enjoy and get the most out of owning a boat.

Boat handling can be frustrating until you recognize the factors that affect your vessel.

Maintaining your yacht properly & safely is also money well spent, when you think about reliability and your investment. The day will surely come when you will want to sell your boat.

Navigation has its own wrinkles that you need to know about, while coastal and offshore navigation are arts that can work to your advantage and safe keeping. Manuals can make interesting bed time reading – or add more to your confusion.

Your insurance company too, may well be interested in learning that you take an active interest in safer boating & have undertaken some training. Learning about the local weather patterns you may encounter will help you determine what alternatives you can build into planning a weekend or voyage. Understanding the ebb & flow of tidal streams gives you insight as to how to make them work to your advantage.

Contemplating a long distance voyage ? Voyage Planning, Manning (crewing), Provisioning, Documentation and Vessel Operations are just a few things to organize.

As a group we have many thousands of miles – and hours – of blue water sailing, all over the world. We would be most interested in sharing our experience and hands on ’know how ’ with you. You may wish one of us to sail with you for part of your voyage, or indeed to complete a point-to-point ocean delivery for you.

Captain Paul F. Squire

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Insurance Surveys

There are many requirements that an insurance company expects the Fort Lauderdale owner of a vessel to comply with, including a mandatory marine insurance survey. When you need marine consultants in Fort Lauderdale, it would be wise to contact the most widely sought after vessel insurance inspectors in the area, Simex International – Marine Surveyors in Fort Lauderdale.


"Captain Paul did an excellent job . He was prompt and extremely thorough. He was invaluable in helping me make a decision in purchasing a vessel. You won't find anyone better."

Charles Burch

"A customer is the most important visitor. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption of our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider to our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us the opportunity to do so. -- Mahatma Gandhi"


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We survey any size of vessel.