Ned Talks – Different Types of Boats and Lifestyle So, obviously looking at boats and the myriad of boats out there, it can be eye…
We have been helping people like you enjoy boating in Melbourne since 2007. And now with our online programs we are able to help people Australia wide and beyond.
The core of our business is boating instruction, teaching you to drive your boat and overcome the fear of docking and maneuvering within a marina.
Additionally we work with boat owners to maintain their boat and get all the work required done in a timely and cost effective manner – providing ample advice and care along the way. Especially first time boat owners (over 30 ft) or those upgrading to larger sizes.
Our team has a combined 58 years of experience in the boating industry.
Our boat driver training features our unique techniques developed over 30 years and are delivered with an easy to understand and implement methodology.
Captain Ned’s love for boats started when he was a young boy living in Mallacoota.
That passion has taken our seasoned captain all over the Australian coastline as well as abroad. As a commercially licensed skipper for over 2 decades and with over 10,000 hours under his belt of simply messing about with boats, Captain Ned is a true professional in the boating world.
In fact, before becoming a father, Ned used to fly up and down the East Coast to deliver his unique and effective boating instruction.
Ned’s various qualifications including:
Boat License – 1997
Open water Coxswain – 1997
Certificate of Competency – Master 5 – 2003
Marine Engine Driver grade 3 (MED3) Certificate – 2003
Local Knowledge Certificates LK18 & 19 – 2003
Local Knowledge Certificates LK16 – 2021
Australian Maritime College (a bunch of additional courses)
He started High Tide Boating in 2007 and since then has helped over a 1000 people to enjoy boating through boating instruction as well as pre-purchase inspections, skippering and project/vessel maintenance.
In addition to Ned’s formal education he has always been hands on with all aspects of the vessels he has worked on. He has found himself in some sticky situations and had to troubleshoot and resolve issues while on the water to “keep the show on the road”. All of his experience has given him the tools needed to keep marine engines, as well as vessel systems, going to keep you out of troubled waters.
Say ahoy to Melbourne’s favourite boating service company; get in touch with High Tide Boating today!
As you are aware my boys Drew and David are now the owners of a power boat. The boat was purchased so that their families would enjoy the outdoors and bond-ing as they grew up together.
Buying the boat was die easy part. The boys and I at best would be called abso-lute rank beginners when it came to any sort of craft.
Your company Was highly recommended to help us preps at least to learn the ba-sics of power boats.
The best money ever spent.
The fully comprehensive explanations given to us in plain old layman’s terms made us all feel comfortable to begin with. The way you educated us about the boat itself was an added extra “We all thought this was a driving exercise only”.
The boys and myself not only walked away feeling very confident about handling the craft, we also learnt all the aspects that beginners need to know about safety and preparation before usage. I know for a fact that the craft does not leave the marina without all the checks being done 1st from the motor being ready through to the safety equipment.
This makes mess a father feel good and able to sleep. Your training was nothing short of professional and appreciated by all. To finish I would like to add this.
Our 1st day out coming back into the marina, the wind blowing, Drew reversed the craft into its pen 1st go to the amazement of the broker and onlookers, must have had a good teacher.
Kind Regards Dale
Dale Sayner Director Tasman Logistics Services Pty Ltd