"They Laughed When I Pulled Up To The Busy Dock... But Everyone Bought ME Drinks After I Slid In A Tight Slip Other Boaters Passed Up!"

(After The Best Boat Captain on the Water Training, You'll Do the Same... No More Swearing, Scratches On the Boat or Avoiding Places You'd Like to Go Because You're Just Not Confident You Can Handle It.)

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"The Pivot Maneuver In Your Building Blocks Section Was A Game Changer For Me On The Boat. I Practiced It This Weekend And Was Blown Away With The Control I Now Have!"

-Rod Johnson, First-Time TriToon Owner


Best Boat Captain on the Water 

The Best Boat Captain on the Water is an on-demand video training program where you can access 25 video modules from your tablet or even your smart phone — 24/7/365!

In this course you'll learn:

9 Building Blocks

9- Building Blocks

In this section, Capt. Matt walks you from the proper way to start your boat to understanding your throttle all the way to total mastery of controlling your boat in all situations.

One new boater said that Building Block #8 was a game changer and he'd been out on his boat for a full season when he finally took part in the training.

Docking Mastery

With the building blocks boosting your skills in a mater of an hour or two, it's time to begin mastering all of the docking situations you'll come across on the water.

In these 10 video, Capt. Matt will walk you step by step thru each scenario as you watch his controls, steering wheel, front and rear view so you can follow become a 'Docking Master!'

Imagine having the confidence to pull up to any docking situation, knowing you have everything 100% under control. Then, slipping your boat into the spot, getting tied up and on your way without ever breaking a sweat... while other look on in envy!

3 Knots Every Boater Should Know

Do you know the 3 knots every boater needs to know?

If not, the good news is Capt. Matt will have you tying them within a few minutes so next time on the water you can use the simple and easy knots.

No need for a Eagle Scout badge either... they are so easy my 7 year old can tie them.

How to Operate in Open-Water

Its easy to operate a boat in open water right?

Sure, but its a little harder to do it safely, courteously and without damaging the boat.

In this module, Capt. Matt jumps in the boat with you to demonstrate various boating situations you'll encounter on the water.

Giving your family and guest the most comfortable and smooth ride will make your boating day more fun, more relaxing and you can avoid the costly damage that can happen.

Practical Boater Safety

Capt. Matt has developed a pre-departure framework that makes it easy to ensure everyone has a great day on the water.

Bringing family, friends and guests out on your boat can really increase the level of enjoyment for many boaters, however their lack of boating experience can sometimes cause problems.

You'll learn more in these 2 short modules that will improve your boating fun and safety than most safe boating courses teach in a boring 8-hour class.

"After Years Of Driving The Boat On And Off With My Dad When We Used My Grandpa's Center Console At The Coast, I Finally Got Control Of The Boat. The Building Blocks Made It Simple To Understand And Use When I Was Behind The Wheel. Thanks For The Training!"

-Colter Nichols, First-Time Solo Boat Operator

"NEW" Confident Coastal Boater

This is an on-demand video training program which means you can access all 25 video modules from your computer, tablet or even smart phone, 24/7/365!

In this course you'll learn:

9 Building Blocks

Boating In Wind and Currents & Tides

Coastal boating brings many challenges that you need to adjust to.

In this section, you discover the best ways to make these adjustments to limit the impact of these 3-major forces on your boating fun.

And, once you understand them, you can often use them to your advantage instead of always fighting them.

9 Building Blocks

Building Practical Coastal Boater Knowledge 

In this section, Captain Matt and Captain Tim reveal the basics every coastal boater needs to understand for a safe and fun outing inshore, near shore and offshore.

 They introduce the most important factors you need to know before hitting the water. They cover tides, winds, local boating knowledge, safety, reading charts and more in an easy-to-understand language.

Building Advanced Practical Coastal Boater Knowledge 

In this section, you’ll dive into more advanced and situational knowledge like avoiding and dealing with seasickness, going thru inlets safely, bridges and draw-bridges, night boating, and much more.

Imagine having the confidence to head off-shore, down the ICW for a day long run while other less skilled boaters are afraid to leave the marina.

Building On-Water Coastal Boater Skills  

Like in all of Captain Matt’s popular training programs, the on-water skill-building is like nothing you’ll experience.

He and Captain Tim take you out on the water to demonstrate easy and simple exercises that will boost your skills and your confidence in your local boating area.

 These are unique and effective exercises that will give you years of boating experience in just a few hours.

Most coastal boaters learn these skills the hard and expensive way but you get the shortcut.

Going Out into the Open Ocean 

If you dream of going near shore and offshore in your boat, this section is worth the price of admission.

We follow Captain Tim (a Charter Captain) thru the entire process of going up to 100 miles offshore. What apps to use, where to get wind, weather, and wave information, and how to use that data to plan a successful trip.

You’ll receive all his checklists, favorite tips, and tricks so you are ready for that first outing with friends or family!



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Why is it So Hard to Control Your Boat?

With millions of boats on the water, you may be surprised to learn that over 57% don't have the skills to totally control their boat when docking, in wind and current or even understand the basics of boat handling.

That's because unless you want to spend several hundred dollars to hire a licensed captain (and find one that actually knows how to teach the building blocks of boat handling skills), you'll have to learn by trial and scar-error while on the boat with your family and friends.

With this approach, no wonder you're frustrated and stressed taking the boat out!

No One Has Revealed to You the 3 Keys to Total Control

Have you ever watched someone that is amazing at handling a boat?

They aren't much different from you, they just know the 3-keys to having total control of their boat.

Keys that anyone can quickly learn (with the right instruction), even if you've never been behind the wheel of a boat before in your life.

Your Boat Handles the Exact Opposite of Your Car 

Think about how simple it is to pull into a parking place at the grocery store.

What if docking your boat or pontoon was just that easy at a busy boat dock?

The good news, when you discover the difference between driving your boat and your car, you're half-way to docking mastery.

You Haven't Discovered How to Adjust to Wind & Current... Yet

Imagine you're pulling into the docks and a gust of wind blows you off course and now everything is a disaster.  

Your friends, family and kids standing at the ready to push off other boats, docks and other dangers. It can certainly ding and ego... and let's hope that's the only thing that gets dinged!    

Now imagine pulling right in - despite - the wind & currents!



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Captain Matt's Personal Happy Boater 100% Money Back Guarantee

(Sorry for the picture with my shirt off. My wife, Sarah told me not to use it BUT I don't have any pictures with a shirt on while I'm on the boat with my girls.)

You likely never considered investing in an on-demand boat operator training when you woke up this morning but you saw a post on FaceBook, stumbled on a YouTube video or a boating friend passed a link along because they know how amazing this program is.

Maybe you've never even heard of Capt. Matt or maybe, you're not one of the 300,000 monthly viewers watching the over 200 videos on his Boat Buyer's Secret Weapon YouTube Channels. Maybe you've never even invested in a valuable training like this online before.

So, I want to remove any reason you may miss out on this incredible training.  

That's why I've decided to give you my "Personal Happy Boater 100% Money Back Guarantee!"

See, I'm a real boater with boating kids and a boating wife and I want you to love your boat as much as we do... and if you're not 100% confident in handling your boat, this program will fix it. So, I take all the risk!

"Hey, Matt- I tried it again this morning with success. Tried docking into my slip yesterday after watching the video and NAILED it."

-Dane H., First-Time TriToon Owner

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the training material?

You’ll have access to the training program for a full year via your computer, smart phone or tablet.

Why should we listen to you?

Having trained over 100 first-time boaters and over 40 years of boating experience, there are few people more qualified to help you become a better boat operator.

His 9 Building Blocks and Docking Mastery Program are simple, step-by-step training programs that can make anyone ‘The Best Boat Captain on the Water’

Can I access the training while I’m on my boat?

Yes, you will only need access to wi-fi or data while on the water and Capt. Matt can be in the boat with you and you complete the 9-building blocks to becoming the best boat captain on the water.

Can’t we find this all on YouTube?

If you search, you certainly can find videos on how to operate your boat however, there is no resource available (besides hiring Capt. Matt or another qualified trainer) that will build your skills to master levels so quickly and in such a simple and step-by-step manner. 

The 9-building blocks and Docking Mastery modules are designed based on well over 100 one-on-one trainings with first time boaters. They are in plain English to take you from novice to expert without making you feel like you should know more.

What Do I get when I sign-up?

You get the 9-building blocks so you can have total control of your boat in every situation, especially around tight areas.

Plus, you get the Docking Mastery which walks you step by step thru the most common and the toughest docking situation you’ll come across.

And, most important, you’ll have the confidence to put your boat exactly where you want to put it even in the tightest and most difficult conditions.

My boating area is different?

Of course each region has its own boating style and requirements however there are certain things every boater need to know and skills every boater need to possess.

 This program gives you those skills and that knowledge in a simple to grasp way to save you time, heart ache, scratches and dings on your boat.

Plus, you can choose the program that best fits your needs:

  • The Best Pontoon Captain on the Water
  • The Best Boat Captain on the Water (Single Engine Stern Drive)
  • The Best Boat Captain on the Water (Single Engine Outboard)

How long do I have to wait before I get everything?

This is an on-demand program.

Once you buy the Best Captain on the Water training, you can be boosting your boat handling skills within minutes.

What technology do I need to access everything?

If you can view this website and watch the videos here, you have everything you’ll need.

Plus, if you have a smart phone and data plan, you can even watch the videos on the boat so I’m right next to you as you’re skills and confidence are skyrocketing.

What if I’ve been boating for several years?

If you’ve been boating for several years and have total control of your boat in every situation, this program is not for you.

However, if you don’t have 100% confidence in operating your boat and would like to, you’ll be blown away with how quickly your skills build and your confidence soar.

Is there a guarantee?

Absolutely, that’s why Capt. Matt has his 'Personal Happy Boater 100% Money Back Guarantee'.

He wants to ensure you are blown away with his training program like so many others have been. If you are not thrilled for any reason, just let us know and we’ll provide a fast and friendly refund within 8 business hours.

No hassles, no hoops to jump through.

What if I boat on a trailer?

If you are a trailer boater, like Capt. Matt was growing up and many of the clients he’s trained, you’ll want to take advantage of the Trailer Like a Pro program ($147) that you can easily add before checkout.

Why is this program only $247?

This program was developed because every time I'm out on the water, I watch boaters struggle.

Struggle with docking.
Struggle with the wind.
Struggle at the boat ramp.

Every time I saw the struggle, the frustration, the swearing, the yelling at the kids, the wife, the husband, other boaters...

I said to myself... "If they just did X, Y or Z, it would be so much easier." When I offered help, sometimes it was accepted with a warm 'Thank You'. Other times, it was a dirty look like, who are you to tell us how to do this.

It wasn't me, they were frustrated, angry and often embarrassed and the timing of my offer to help was the problem.

So, I created the first version of this program and got some pretty amazing comments from new boaters that were very appreciative. They told me I could easily charge several hundred dollars for this for this and tons of people would jump on it AND be thrilled with the value.

However, I want as many people to take advantage of this training as possible because I know how much more fun they COULD BE having on their boats.

I know how much less stress, less frustration, less embracement, less anger, less yelling - AND THERE WOULD BE NO NEED for the t-Shirt that says "Sorry for What I Said When Docking the Boat!"

So, I decided to make this training program one of the cheapest boating items you could buy this year that would deliver the biggest impact on your boating enjoyment. And, fifty bucks would cover my current costs and seemed to be enough that when you buy it, you'll actually pay attention and watch the program... yet low enough, no one would say, "that's too expensive."

Heck, $250 bucks won’t even cover half your repair bill when you ding up your boat because you hit something at the dock.

* Now, because of the increasing costs associated with the website, members only area, email systems, technology, payment processing, tech support, customer service and getting the word out to every boater in the US and Canada, it is likely the price will go up in the future. I’ll do my best to keep the investment reasonable but as the cost of doing business increases, so will the price of the program.



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Who Else Wants to Be the 'Best Boat Captain' on The Water?

What This Program IS NOT:

This is not a dry boring typical boater education course that gives you no practical hands on boat operation skills.

  • Not a boating boating safety program that spends 2 hours talking about types of life-jackets and old-school navigation by the stars and headings.
  • No theories and academic non-sense that isn't practical for real world pleasure boating.
  • No lawyer and insurance scrubbed info that doesn't apply to the real boating world.
  • No fancy cinematography and expensive highly produced videos... just real practical info that will make you the best boat operator on the water.

What This Program IS:

Real world, how to actually have control and operate your boat in the situations you'll find yourself in while out on your boat.

  • How to truly have total control of your boat in any situation.
  • How to have more fun on the water with the skills you actually use when operating a boat or pontoon.
  • Gives you 40 years of boating experience in just a few short hours.
  • Having more fun with less stress and frustration so you can make more memories on the water with friends and families!

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About Captain Matt

Captain Matt because a boater at age 5, when his parents bought a used 16’ Larson tri-hull with an 85HP Mercury 2-stroke. See the picture of Matt (red life vest) and his brother Steve on the family's first of many boats.

From that day forward he and his family were boaters.

During his 10+ year career in the boating industry as a pleasure boat specialist and consumer advocate with his Boat Buyer’s Secret Weapon YouTube Channel (with nearly 20,000 subscribers and over 3,000,000 views a year) he has operated over 500 boats from pontoons, tri-toons, bow riders, deck boats, aluminum fishing boats, skiffs, center consoles, jet boats, cruisers and sport yachts.

In addition, he has trained nearly 200 first-time boaters on pontoons, bow riders, cruisers, jet boats, single engines and twins so they could operate their boat safely, efficiently and confidently without all stress and heart-ache most other experience.

Many have happily paid over $100/hour to do private trainings which typically last 4 hours.

Realizing that few new boaters get that level of training before hitting the water, Capt. Matt decided to put his proven training system into an easy to digest video format to help even more boat owners avoid the stress, frustration, cussing and dings that come from not having total control of their boat around the dock and other common boating situations.

You can find Capt. Matt on the water with his 2 daughters and wife on the lakes in the Carolinas, with his in-laws boating on Lake Loudoun near Knoxville, Tennessee or with his parents, brother and sister, nieces and nephews at the family lake place on the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. 

And, if there is a boat show, marina or chance to be on the water, he is likely nearby.

Why Capt. Matt created this program?

Boating is part of him and he wishes more than anything that you develop the proper boat handling skills because boating will provide some amazing memories for you and your family as well and the better you can run your boat, the better those memories will be!



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