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With more than 35 years of maritime experience involving large and small sail and power boats, Captain Frank Silver has what it takes to make your day on the water fulfilling, fun, and safe. Captain Frank is a United States Coast Guard 100 Ton Master, endorsed to take excursions Near Shore (up to 200 nm off shore) by power or sail. In addition he holds endorsements for international travel and assisted towing. Furthermore he is current and certified in CPR and First-Aid. Captain Frank is an American Sailing Association Certified Sailing Instructor with teaching credentials in small boat, basic keel boat, coastal cruising, coastal navigation, bare-boat chartering, advanced coastal cruising, cruising catamaran sailing and docking instruction. Furthermore he is a certified powerboat instructor with credentials in close quarters maneuvering of all propulsion systems from single outboard through twin inboard. In addition he is a certified Instructor Examiner by the ASA to certify sailing instructors through all levels. Captain Frank is a certified SCUBA diver. He maintains a federal government certified TWIC as well. In addition to his maritime credentials the Captain also holds a single engine land IFR Pilots license. Having been a successful racing skipper has added a tremendous amount of experience to Captain Frank’s background. He has won many major regattas over the years including his class in the prestigious and highly competitive Key West Race Week, Charleston Race Week and numerous regional events. Captain Frank has cruised the waters of the East Coast, the Gulf Coast of Florida, the Eastern Shores of Mexico, the Bahamas, and Virgin Islands. Many trips have been taken both with power and sail boats. Captains Frank’s experience allows him to run his cruises with safety and professionalism yet his trips always have a easygoing light atmosphere. Whether it’s adventure, relaxing, or romantic private and discreet quite time, this captain can make your trip special in every way. All in all Captain Frank’s skills are exemplary. He communicates calmly and decisively, his navigation skills are honed, his boat handling is smooth and confident, his teaching skills are calm and methodical. He can get the job done for you. Edit

How About a Boot Camp?

Hey there gang! Long time since I’ve posted! I’m trying to put together a boot camp for April 10 and 11. Price will be $500.00 per person for two intense days of training. For those that don’t know what a boot camp is all about, give me a call. It’s about gaining real experience on the water. What ever comes our way we work with. These events are rain or shine. You’ll find them challenging, intense, and very rewarding. What I’m looking for here is interest. Max enrollment is 4, and it will take 3 to make the class go. The boat size will be a little larger than normal, I’m thinking about Anchored in Hope, our Jeanneau 37 (just for you Jim). You can reach me, as always, at 252-207-7179 or

Let’s do this!

Captain Frank

Cruising Catamaran IQC a Big Success!

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Cruising Catamaran IQC a big success!

Well, congratulations are to be issued to the five brave Cruising Catamaran Instructor candidates.  They endured less than wonderful weather, although it was no where near as bad as had been predicted, and me as they slugged their way through the process.  In the end all five were successful.  Hard work, sore muscles, weary brains, and lots of laughs and good times prevailed.

Maybe the next one is your turn.  For a real challenge and sure path to long lasting friendships test your skills to see if you stack up as an ASA Instructor.

Check out this video of the event!