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Our Story.
The Above & Beyond Boating story...
Above & Beyond Boating began in 2011, and we are passionate and dedicated to ensuring you achieve your boating dreams. The founding principle of the business and all of our e-learning courses is to ensure that you use your boat as often and safely as possible.

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

The founder, Neil Driscoll, has been teaching for over 20 years. Neil's extensive experience includes ocean crossings, Category 1 yacht races, and managing vessels worldwide. He 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.

We started as a practical and classroom training company and have specialised 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 through at every stage of the learning experience. Our courses have international recognition by governing bodies, licencing authorities and insurance companies. Our online learning courses are the industries 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.
Boating Insights offers a holistic boating experience with maintenance guides, safety tips, and expert interviews. Each episode enhances your skills and knowledge for a fulfilling boating journey.

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Logbook is a complimentary and password-protected platform for keeping personal skippering and vessel information.

Record your boat's maintenance and equipment servicing intervals, identify which aspects of your skippering you are confident in and establish a pathway to prepare for your adventures!

Firefighter Family Day on the water

This was created by Above and Beyond Boating to provide a way for the boating community to give back to their local communities. Learn more about this initiative here. 

Why Our Customers Love Us?

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! 
Acknowledging Traditional Lands and Waters
Above and Beyond Boating acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands, seas and waters across Australia and the Tangata Whenua (people of the land) in New Zealand. We honour their deep connections to sea and shore and pay our respects to all Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, and Māori communities and their enduring cultures. We extend this respect to Elders past, present, and emerging and recognise their continuing stewardship of these vital waterways. We are committed to honouring these deep relationships in all our activities.