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Our Story.
The Above & Beyond Boating story...
Above & Beyond Boating began in 2011, and we are passionate and dedicated to making sure you achieve your boating dreams. The founding principal of the business and all of our training programs is to ensure that you use your boat as often and safely as possible.

The programs we have created and deliver to the boating community enable you to choose your pathway. You can use our online courses to develop your skills and enjoy world-class coaching to implement on your boat. We are the world leaders for bringing blended learning to your home, office and boat.

The founder, Neil Driscoll, is qualified as a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor for power and sail, Office of Maritime Communications (OMC) Remote Assessor for radio licencing, and Australian Sailing (AS) Sea Survival Instructor and safety equipment auditor. Neil has extensive teaching and skippering experience including Atlantic Crossings, Category 1 Yacht Races, and has managed vessels around the world.

We started as a practical and classroom training company and have been specialising in online courses since 2015. This practical experience of delivering courses in person and on the water for 20 years, before building our first online course, comes though at every stage of the learning experience. Above & Beyond Boating are the only organisation in Australia to be recognised by the RYA for online learning, classroom tuition and practical training. Our online learning courses are the industry favourites, due to the customer experience, competitive pricing, incredible completion rates (the industry average is 30%, we operate on 99%) and delivering professional, clear, effective training in a convenient, structured and effective way.

We believe in helping everyone in our community achieve their boating dreams and help them follow the rules of ABB in their boating. Make sure you join our mailing list to get your complimentary training resources straight to your inbox and don't miss our next event.
Seminar's & Workshops
Neil and the ABB team have visited and presented at many yacht clubs, cruising divisions, and boat owner events to encourage boaters to get on the water and achieve their boating dreams. 
One of our most popular events has been the 'Man Overboard Masterclass'. This is a 90 minute seminar to help boater's implement a a suitable plan for recovering a man overboard on their own boat. 
Please contact us if you would like Neil and the team to speak at your club, association or event. 
Man overboard masterclass
Adventure planning
Blue water sailing preparation
Sea safety workshop

Helping our community...
Man Overboard Masterclass

In 2019 ABB ran complimentary man overboard training for hundreds of boaters at clubs around Sydney. These include the Middle Harbour Yacht Club, Greenwich Flying Squadron, The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, The Royal Motor Yacht Club (Newport), and the Sydney Amateurs. Learn more about the MOB Masterclass...

Firefighter Family Day on the water

The Firefighter family day on the water initiative was created by Above and Beyond Boating to provide a way for the boating community to give back to the men and women who have been battling blazes across our country in 2019 and 2020. Learn more about this initiative here. 

Sailors with Disability Training 

Neil assisted SWD in creating and implementing a training framework on and off the water that ranged from safety and seamanship for volunteers through to training a Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race skipper to complete his Yachtmaster Offshore accreditation. 

Improve your skills, increase your safety and use your boat more!

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The Rules of ABB...
Go on adventures
Use what you have
Never compromise on safety
Leave your comfort zone
Look after your boat and she'll look after you
Continually develop your skills
Keep It Simple Skipper! 
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