I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know that I recently attended (along with my 2 sons) your course in Marlton, NJ and the instructor (Chris Thomas) did a fantastic job. He carefully covered all the material in a very understandable way and his delivery/presentation was very entertaining. Just wanted you to know that it is a good program with great instructor. Happy Holidays!
December 22, 2011
Just a quick note to compliment you on your program. I completed it last night – and passed! – and am very pleased with the content how Steve presented it all.
I’ve been on the water in New Jersey for over fifty years and feel that it’s long overdue that all boaters are exposed to basic safety fundamentals.
Christopher E. Hagens 04-21-09 Mahwah
Hello Janet, I just wanted to write you regarding the previous Boating Class that my husband and I just took at the Burlington City HS on March 18. Our instructor was Christopher Thomas. Several years ago at the Bordentown Regional HS, we took a Boating class that was given by the Coast Guard Auxiliary. I thought then, that I was pretty informed about boating, and during that class, but I did take note that everyone became rather bored. This class that my husband and I just took, was absolutely wonderful!! The information that Chris gave us was unbelievable. The things that he informed the class of, was so informative, not too mention, he made the class exciting with all his knowledge about boating. He was so detailed with all the information, that I felt as though the class we took several years, could hold no candle to this recent class. The instructor was truly a Class A act!! I must say I am more than impressed with this class and everything that I have learned the past two days…and….. I PAST MY TEST!! I will recommend this boating class to every boater I know, but to have Chris as our instructor, really, to me made all the difference in the world!! Great Class, Great Instructor!! We have a 14 years old daughter that will be taking this class next year, and I hope that she can experience the true lesson of boating that we did with Chris. If he is still teaching classes next year, I will make sure my daughter is in HIS class!! Truly a great experience. Thank you so much for all your assistance as well.
Taking this Safety Boating course was the best thing my husband and I did, as boaters. The extra things we have learned regarding Boating and the Safety of boating, will enable us to take these valuable lesson to the waters, this year and many more boating years to come. We can’t thank you and Chris enough………really! Thanks again!! Yvette
Sincerely,Mrs. Yvette DeBronzo
-Thank you, Janet and my thanks to Rich as well. Very productive day. I’m one of those guys that bitches and moans about having to go through this since I’ve been boating, on the Great Lakes, the Hudson, the NJ inland lakes or coastal waters for over 40 years! Why the hell do I need to go through this??
Well, I considered the test-out option, but decided to take the class in my hometown (how convenient!) and it paid off. I definitely learned some stuff about NJ boating law that I didn’t previously know. Plus, I now have a better appreciation of the value of the course for the thousands of other boaters for whom this program was really intended! Besides, without taking the class, I would not have scored as well on the test – plain and simple.
BTW: I wear my mustang inflatable anytime I’m alone in my 30-foot center console, whether I’m cruising Barnegat Bay, going through the inlet, or 20 miles offshore, but I never wear it if I have competent boaters aboard. However, I think I’ll change that and wear it whenever I’m underway as a show of support for our friends in the USCG.
I will to replace my cheap yokes with something a little better suited for offshore.
Bret Clark 05-04-07 Denville, NJ
Hello Janet, I really enjoyed the course yesterday in Augusta, Daniel was excellent in his presentation as he made the facts interesting and fun while at the same time stressing the extreme importance of the subject matter. A big thank you to him and his wife and to you for offering a valuable experience that will last a lifetime.
Hi Jan and Rich: I’m Chuck – “The Cop” who took your class this past Saturday at Pascack Valley Hospital. I really enjoyed it and thank you for all of your courtesy. You both were outstanding, entertaining and made 8 hours fly by. I learned alot and would certainly recommend your class to anyone!! Thanks, Chuck Westwood 07-07-07
Hello Janet, I just wanted to comment on your course that I took on 6-30-07 at Tri-County Fed. Credit Union, Augusta. I first entered the course feeling that I was there, “Because I had to”. Well I was wrong. I learned ALOT, even though I had spent some time in the Navy, and had worked on the head boats for awhile. Doug made the learning experience fun and enthusiastic. He even remembered our first names, told good jokes, and made sure that we didn’t get “stale”, so to speak. He is a great teacher, and a good man. Please say hello to Doug as well.
Eric Pierro, Branchville, NJ
Rich was outstanding. He was energetic, professional, succinct, clear, intelligent, funny and friendly. He was great. Thank you Richard. Sincerely, Patricia Hannan (NYC teacher for 35 years.) 6-24-07 Cranberry Lake
I recently completed your course and found out I really didn’t know as much as I thought. I am glad I took the time to come to class. 06-06-07
Hi Janet, I just took the boating safety course Memorial Day Weekend with a couple of friends. Your son Richard taught it and he was such an amazing teacher. We loved him, he made the class fun and I was hoping to email him and thank him. Could you give me his email address? I’d appreciate it greatly but I understand if you don’t feel comfortable giving out that kind of information. Thanks! Denville 2007
Dear Janet & Rich, Thank you for an enjoyable and informative boating course we took at Montville. We had a good time and hopefully we will put to good use the information we learned. Thanks again for use to the video tape it was very informative and complimented what was taught in the class. The Genid Family, Youssef, Linda & Samir 05/06/07
Capt. Marv did a great job, very knowledgeable, great speaker. Bridgewater 03/24/07 Matt
Great course, exceeded expectations. Chris Hedin
Janet, We enjoyed your class and we learned quite a bit. Your son is very entertaining and made the day fly by. I would highly recommend your class to all boaters. Thank you again. Susan
My family and I attended your course on 2/10/07. As a university professor, I am periodically evaluated by my students. My evaluation of your son is that he was outstanding! He put everyone at ease and made the course interesting and informative. Being able to teach effectively is a gift and he has it. Thank you for your help and instruction on that day. Richard Rosivack