Now you can charter a spacious Fountaine Pajot MY 37 power catamaran at the Offshore Sailing and Power Cruising School in Cape Coral, Florida. The school also offers a new six-day US Powerboating certification course, starting Nov. 19.
The well-found, French-built Fountaine Pajot 37 power cat will be part of the Offshore fleet at its base at the Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village and Tarpon Point Marina in Cape Coral. Steve Colgate, the Offshore founder and chairman, said, “Due to the increased requests of our students for power catamaran training so they can charter on their own, we now offer our Fast Track to Power Cruising Course aboard a beautiful three-cabin, two-head powerboat,” the Fountaine Pajot. Offshore also offers this course on Moorings power cats in Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.
In the Cape Coral course, students will arrive on Sunday and stay overnight at the Westin resort there, and then board the Fountaine Pajot on Monday morning to learn and live aboard the boat. There will be a maximum of four students for each course. They will have first-hand instruction throughout the week, and then will drop the instructor off on Friday afternoon to handle the boat by themselves, returning to the marina on Saturday.
The course offers three US Powerboating certifications: Basic Powerboat Cruising, In-Shore Powerboat Cruising, and Colgate Offshore Powerboat Cruising. Lifetime benefits include up to a 15 percent discount on the student’s first charter with The Moorings, the world’s largest power company. For more: