Originally from New Zealand, Grant has more than 20 years of boating experience. As a captain, he has logged many of miles on voyages around the world. Sailing Trips he has led, have sailed through the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Sea of Cortez and South Pacific.
A more recent sailing fractional ownership program put together by Nautic7 in conjunction with Latitudes and Attitudes Magazine is Seafaring360.com. Seafaring360 is an around the world sailing adventure where fractional owners can sail their new Beneteau 57 during its 4 year circumnavigation of the world.
Grant holds a Master's degree in Engineering from the University of Texas. His wide range of business experience includes oil, defense, computer hardware, restaurant, marketing, legal and Internet application industries. Grant's expertise and passion for life and liberty on and off the water has lead the fractional sailing concept from its humble beginnings in 2001 to becoming life style option providing quality sailing for thousands of people.
You can read Grant's NauticEd Blog at http://nauticed.org/blog or you meet Grant at many of the sailboat shows he attends worldwide, on his Beneteau 373 on Lake Travis in Austin, Texas or somewhere in the Caribbean.
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It looks like Beneteau & Nautic Ed have a good offering that should be inviting for a lot of people who wouldn't otherwise be willing to risk more money at this time to get into, or remain in big boat sailing. Those class prices are very economical considering what other courses cost.
Insurance endorsement is probably likely as Nautic Ed will make boating more safe for anyone thinking of owning or chartering boats. The Beneteau & Nautic Ed relationship should also feed mutual endorsement for Beneteau charter fleets worldwide. I've been giving endorsements to our Navy sailing program graduates for years as on occasion I get calls from charter companies to verify sea time. Spring Break is a big charter time for our present USNA Midshipmen as a few of them will be heading down to the Bahamas & the Caribbean for some bareboat chartering. Some Mids head to Cancun for the normal spring break, but some of our team members head for the bareboat fleets for a truly unique Spring Break party.
A good friend of mine has a 2 yr old Beneteau 50 that plies between Miami & Puerto Rico. Unfortunately our schedules haven't aligned yet but I'm hoping that he'll try the Marion-Bermuda celestial race in 2 years and he might do the Charleston-Bermuda race with the boat.
"My B40 has 240v supply, however I am sure the circuit breakers are in the same location as your boat. Mine was built in France.
The first MCB is located in the aft starboard locker, almost beneath your feet when standing at the wheel. The…"
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