International Boat & PWC Licence Upgrade
Just a short note to thank your organisation for the particular care that your franchisee Darryn in Caloundra took while training me.
I have a comprehension disability and the manner in which Darryn approached this was exemplary. He displayed considerable sensitivity and teaching skills.
He deserves to be commended and I recommend him to anyone else with a learning disability.
It was a pleasure to be a student of his.
Thank you again
Thanks for a great day!
I would highly recommend anyone considering the course to go for it! (Especially us girls). Not only do I now have a licence to safely drive a boat but I have unexpectedly become a confident and educated passenger, an asset to any boating family !
Thanks again Darren and Leanne
"I first met Darryn Kelly when obtaining my boat licence.
Darryn took me, together with three other licence applicants out on the water (Pumicestone Passage) and thereafter supervised our undertaking a written exam.
That process took a few hours. During that time it became apparent that Darryn was not only a highly skilled and experienced boat man but had a heightened ability to relate to
people irrespective of background and demographic. He was able to convey information in a manner that was easily understood and retained. He presents as an intelligent guy who
genuinely enjoys assisting 'would be' boat licence holders to both obtain their licence but also improve their boating skills and knowledge.
He is a personable guy with an entertaining turn of phrase and is good company: yet is always very professional in his approach.
I was sufficiently impressed with Darryn that after obtaining my licence and acquiring a new boat (Quintrex 420 Renegade) I asked Darryn whether he would give me some time out on the water to assist me familiarise myself with the boat and the Pumicestone Passage. He met me at a time convenient to me and for three hours gave me invaluable instruction on release of the boat from the trailer, loading the boat back on to the trailer, approaching and docking at the jetty, reading the prevailing conditions and markers, steering, throttle control, use of the forward and reverse gears when approaching and leaving the beach, deploying and tying off the anchor, getting up on the plane and appropriate use of the trimming control etc.
I was sufficiently impressed with Darryn that I offered to provide him with this testimonial.
Should you be looking to obtain your boat licence but also increase your level of boating skill and knowledge I highly recommend Darryn to you. As a 'Boatman' he is the genuine
~ R. Dann
What an awesome course! For anyone that is sitting on the fence about doing this course - JUST DO IT! Darryn is a great instructor who tells it like it is while still nurturing those who have little to no boating experience. The online exams on this site really helped!I enjoyed also doing the PWC course as it is a simple 31 question exam and 15 minutes on the Jet ski extra. I only decided to do it at the last minute and I found it fun and informative.Thanks again for a great day I would recommend Darryn and ABC to anyone!!
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