We are Gio & Julie Cappelli, a couple of marine biologists who retrained as certified marine technicians, captains, and offshore sailors. We know what it takes to start cruising quickly and safely, because we've done it ourselves. Five months after we bought our first bluewater cruising boat we successfully sailed 10,000 nautical miles across the Pacific.
If self-sufficiency while cruising is a goal of yours, you are in the right place. We can help you gain the practical knowledge and essential skills it takes to fast track the start of your cruising adventure.
Are you ready to turn your cruising dreams into reality?
Do you have ambitious and awesome cruising goals that you are keen to reach sooner rather than later, or not at all?
Do you want to learn how to be self-sufficient at sea so you can confidently cruise further afield?
Do you have multiple big boat projects and aren't sure where or how to start?
Do you keep finding basic, generic advice that doesn't actually help you get the job done? Or worse, conflicting advice that leaves you uncertain how to proceed?
Here's what we've learned
Realizing your cruising dreams takes hard work and proper planning
Relying solely on learning in large group settings won't give you the 1:1 attention you need to succeed
Attending "YouTube University" will not prepare you for the realities of cruising life
Online resources are often too generic, not sourced from trained professionals, and are not specific enough to your goals or projects for you to confidently apply
Here's how we can help you
We develop custom learning plans and system designs that are tailored to your unique goals and needs that will get you out cruising quicker, safer, and with the skills you need to succeed
Our team of certified marine professionals specializes in offshore cruising and boat maintenance and can teach you the "how" and "why"
Every 1:1 session with us focuses on your specific projects and goals, with the objective of helping you realize your cruising dreams safely and joyfully