Have you ever considered getting paid to go sailing?
Would you like to own a yacht that could generate income?

Would you like a mentor to give you a  personalised and structured program to become a qualified professional skipper?
The Yachtmaster program we deliver is specifically for people who want to be qualified to commercially skipper a boat they own in Australia...

It's a lot more than a course, this an investment in your future.
Coached & mentored by
Neil Driscoll
Founder & Lead Trainer,
All participants on this program are personally mentored throughout by Neil, who has been coaching Yachmtasters into the marine industry consistently since 2006. 
This could be you...
Mike completed his Yachtmaster with us prior to skippering his boat on a 7 month cruise with his wife Lisa. He has just completed his 10th trip between the Whitsundays and Sydney and has used this training to take his skippering to another level.
Qualified, competent, safe and having fun
We're going to show you how to...
Become a safe and competent professionally qualified skipper
Determine viable solutions for making your yacht income generating
Skipper, manage, maintain and enjoy your yacht
Choose which direction you want to take into the sailing industry
Warning: Space is limited and these programs always fill up because they are a brilliant way of being coached, guided and mentored to holding a Yachtmaster qualification
How does our Yachtmaster Program work?
This program is built around making you the best possible skipper we can so that you achieve your boating goals.
Your Yachtmaster shorebased is delivered 1 to 1 by Neil on days that you choose
Passage Making
A personalised passage making and offshore training week.
Skippering Pack 
All of the charts, navigation tools and resources you need
A priority in everything we teach.
Personal gear
Weather gear, lifejacket, harness and emergency beacons to keep you safe and warm.
Commercial qualifications
Yachtmaster Exam Fee's, Sea Survival, Radio, Navigation, First Aid, Diesel Engine and Powerboat Handling
Exam Training
We organise your group to make the final exam preparations with and to be examined. All candidates take both the Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore exams as part of the program.
If you need additional miles to sit your Yachtmaster Qualification we will use our vast network of boat owners to help you gain those miles in enviroments that are most relevent to the sailing you plan to do
Who is the Yachtmaster Program for?
The Yachtmaster Program is for sailors who...
Success Stories
Mike Carroll
Lightwave 38
"Neil supplied me with an excellent a mix of theory and onboard coaching to pass the RYA Yachtmaster. This was tailored to my unusual situation as an experienced sailor, but with no prior sailing qualifications. Neil added great practical insights to the standard YM syllabus and was a most effective teacher and coach."
Sharon Angel
Beneteau 58
"Neil Driscoll is a truly magnificent teacher - both on the water and in the classroom. I found that he always provided me with the right advice at the right time while allowing me plenty of scope to put my new skills into practice. Neil's enthusiasm, encouragement and clear training techniques contributed to me achieving both my Yachtmaster and my Yachtmaster Instructor qualifications. I have also fulfilled my long time dream of owning my own yacht and I have joined a club where I participate in both the social sailing events and racing activities."
The Investment
Certifed courses that are included: Yachtmaster Shorebased, VHF Radio Licence, Sea Safety and Survival, Diesel Engine Maintenance, Powerboat Handling, Professional Practices and Responsibilities. Course
Support entering the industry with a full sailing C.V. mentoring and guidance to find your best direction
Professional wet weather gear, lifejacket, tether, AIS beacon, PLB and chart pack so you can hit the ground running
This is an all inclusive program. Your support and mentoring continues through to your passing of all your exams and beyond. In the unlikely event of needing to resit any units we will organise this for you with the minimum possible addiotnal time and fees for you.
Advice of the most effective way of managing your boat as an income generating asset
Over 20 days of structured learning, with 7 days offshore on our Beneteau 47.7, 5 days of one to one class room training on Navigation and Passage Making, 5 days of exam preparation, 2 days of sea survival, 1 day of diesel engine and a day of powerboat handling.
Some of our previous Yachtmaster's. 
Will you be in our next team photo?
Andrew Glover
Yachtmaster Offshore
Mike Selbie
Yachmaster Offshore / Curising Instructor
Richard Harris
Yachtmaster Coastal
Roger Corrie
Yachtmaster Offshore / Cruising Instructor
Rex O'Rouke
Yachtmaster Offshore
Bill Hogan
Yachtmaster Coastal
James Corrie
Yachtmaster Offshore
The 'ABB Story'

Above and Beyond Boating was founded in 2011 to support Sydney-based boat owners to not just learn about boat handling or sailing, but also teach the wider skills needed to confidently and safely skipper their boats.
They have worked with hundreds of boat owners assisting them achieving a wide range of boating dreams.

One of the Above and Beyond Boating philosophies is to assist their customers to step outside of their nautical comfort zones and ensure that they achieve the goals they dreamed of when they purchased the boat.

They bring the skills and experience of world-class trainers straight to your vessel.