Let a Pro Show You How

THE KINGMAN BOAT PRO is now on staff to help Kingman Boaters feel more comfortable using their boats. Just as a golf or tennis pro is available to his club members for instruction and professional advice, the Kingman Boat Pro will provide classroom instruction and personalized, onboard lessons to interested boaters. 

“Although I have been boating for a number of years, I felt that I could improve on my boating skills such as docking and general navigation by  taking some refreshing lessons. I inquired at Kingman, where I have docked my boat for several years and was introduced to the Boat Pro-gram. My instructor gave me individual tutoring on things that I could improve upon, with the side benefit of being out on the boat while I practiced. He was knowledgeable and did a great job explaining and making sugeestions. I found the experience very worthwhile.”  — Octavio B.  2017

 

Appointments are available at reasonable rates through the Kingman Service Department. We can help you with:

  • Using Your Electronics
  • Establishing a Routine Owner Systems Inspection and Maintenance Plan
  • Boat Handling/Docking
  • Onboard Navigation Instruction
  • Familiarization with Local Waters
  • Vessel Safety Check
  • Offshore Cruise Preparation
  • And more!

The Boat Pro’s job is to make our boaters feel more comfortable using their boats. If he can help you understand your boat and its equipment, perhaps you’ll use it more often and enjoy it more thoroughly. Isn’t that what we’re all here for?

 

We are new boaters, and new to Kingman. One nice feature at Kingman is the Boat Pro Service which includes an “on the water” professional instructor for boaters.  We used the Pro Service to familiarize ourselves with the local waters and find the best spots to enjoy.  We practiced piloting our new boat; accelerating, trimming and docking.  Our Boat Pro Instructor helped us with anchoring and dock line techniques.   He reinforced the navigation and basic boating rules along with common courtesy.  We had taken the CC Auxilliary Boating Course 8 months earlier and the Boat Pro Service was a great “hands-on” refresher.”   — Rick C.  2017

  • “Great Staff – Helped Me in 911”

    Unfortunately/embarassingly i have to share this experience. Recently I tied up at a mooring and got transported in for lunch at the Chart Room. After the meal we were transported back to the mooring. The young lady asked what mooring and I said U16 and she said we are here – but no boat. We looked to the right and about 400 yards away my boat was helplessly drifting away. She immediately called into home base at Kingman and requested another boat, since her launch couldn’t sail across the apparent shallow water afar. Within minutes, two young men in a boat bee-lined to my boat, secured it and brought it back safely to the mooring.

    The coolness, coordination of efforts and a happy ending must be shared by all of those involved here. The boat wasn’t secured enough to the mooring, my fault. Disasaster was averted by this obvious well trained staff. Thank goodness, the boat didn’t hit any other boat, rocks, wall, etc…..the stars lined up for this runaway boat of 22 feet. What clearly could have been a monumental disaster was quickly taken care of by the staff. Kudos to the Kingman staff.

    – Glen Hannington via ActiveCaptain.com