"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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Here is What You Get:

Get access to all programs, the Best Boat Captain on the Water (ALL VERSIONS) , How To Trailer Like a Pro, Confident Coastal Boater, Tow Watersports With Confidence, Boating Fun Amplifier Toolbox and First-Time Boat Buyers Academy with $3,108 value for only $247.

This will also give you access to all our future programs for FREE, including:

  • The Best Jet Boat Captain on the Water
  • The Best Wake Boat Captain on the Water
  • and more...

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The Best Boat Captain on the Water

The Best Boat Captain on the Water Program: 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! If you can watch and hear the videos on this page, you can access everything in this on-demand video training program.

Here are the modules with details of what you get when you invest in a less stressful boating lifestyle:

  • 9- Building Blocks
  • Docking Mastery
  • Knots Every Boater Should Know
  • How to Operate in Open-Water

Confident Coastal Boater

If you are newer to coastal boating and struggle or are nervous about tides, currents, winds, navigation, commercial traffic, challenging inlets, running offshore or even the salt-water environment, this training program is for you.

Join Captain Matt and Captain Tim as you build your confidence as a coastal boater.

How To Trailer Like a Pro

No more stress, frustration or anxiety at the boat ramp or pulling your baby down the highway. Discover the simple tricks and techniques to trailer like a pro so others watch you with envy.

  • Avoid the stress, frustration and anger that comes with struggling at the boat ramp.
  • Discover the simple insights that are easy to use to allow you to back down the boat ramp like a pro.
  • Discover what experienced trailer boaters know and do that make loading and unloading your boat or pontoon a breeze. 

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Best Boat Captain on the Water: Single Stern

Best Boat Captain on the Water: Twin Engine

Best Boat Captain on the Water: Single Outboard

Best Pontoon Captain on the Water

These are on-demand video training programs which means you can access all 25 video modules each from your computer, tablet or even smart phone, 24/7/365!

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. 

Docking Mastery 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!'

And more...

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First-Time Boat Buyers Academy

The First-Time Boat Buyer's Academy is a a program that walks you step by step through the buying process of a new or used boat.

  • Is boat ownership right for you
  • How to choose the right style 
  • Which brand of boat is best
  • The true cost of ownership
  • How to inspect a new or used boat
  • How to demo a boat to avoid problems
  • Insider negotiations technique to ensure you don't pay too much
  • 6 techniques to negotiate with a dealer
  • What to look for in the paperwork to avoid hassles
  • Next steps to ensure a fun boating adventure

And, much more!

Boating Fun Amplifier Toolbox

The fastest way to have the most fun while boating. Here's what you get with your boating fun amplifier Toolbox:

  • Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Boat Running Trouble Free
  • How to Anchor so It Holds the First-Time, Every Time
  • What You Need to Know to Boat at Night
  • Safely Beaching and Pulling Up to Sand Bars
  • Alarms and Limp Mode, What To Do To Save a Boating Day
  • How to Experience a More Efficient and Comfortable Ride
  • Navigating Rivers, Currents, Shoal Markers and More
  • The Importance of Weight Distribution for Safety and Comfort
  • The EZ Way to Cover and Uncover Your Boat
  • Best Cleaning Products to Protect Your Boat (Inside & Out)

Tow Watersports with Confidence

Discover The Best Methods When Pulling On Tubes, Wake Boards & Other Water Sports So You Can Do It With Confidence The First Time And Every Time. (Create Lasting Memories of Stress Free Fun with Your Kids and Grandkids)

  • Tubing, skiing, wake boarding can be a ton of fun if done safely and with confidence. 
  • See exactly what you need to so you can pull people safely and with confidence.
  • Discover the tips its take years and years and thousands of pulls to learn and you’ll get them this program.

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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!

Avoid the Stress, Swearing and Frustration and Gain Total Control of Your Boat TODAY!

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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

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

What This Training 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 Training 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!

Avoid the Stress, Swearing and Frustration and Gain Total Control of Your Boat TODAY!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the training material?

You’ll have access to the training program for the lifetime of this program (which will be many, many, many years), so you can come back to review the training at the beginning of every season like many past clients have via your computer, smartphone or tablet.

Why should we listen to you?

Having trained 10,000’s of first-time boaters and over 40 years of boating experience, there are few people more qualified to help you become a better boat operator.  

What Do I get when I sign-up?

You’ll get the best training for new boaters to become competent and confident boaters with total control of your boat with the following training modules delivered online via a ‘Member’s Only Area’ with 32 individual videos in 4 main training modules.

9-Building Blocks

Module You get the 9-building blocks so you can have total control to go from never having operated a boat to having total control in just 43-minutes.

With a unique 4-view setup, Captain Matt will walk you step-by-step to become a better boat operator than 87% of even experienced boaters on the water. This base knowledge cannot be found anywhere else than this training and is critical to becoming a confident and in-control boater.

Docking Mastery Module:

The Docking Mastery module walks you step by step thru the most common and the toughest docking situation you’ll come across, like side docks, U-shaped slips, and even backing into a slip.

Plus, tying your boat up easily and securely to protect your investment.

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

Open Water Operation Module:

In this module, Captain Matt walks you thru the boating rules of the road and how to run your style of boat in open and rough water so you can deliver a smooth and enjoyable ride for you and your guests.

He will also expose some of the unexpected dangers and mistakes that can quickly ruin a fun boating day and be very expensive.

Practical Boater Safety Module:

No boating course would be complete without touching on the safety items you need to know. As a new boater, there are some dangers you likely just aren’t aware of and wouldn’t imagine.

That’s exactly why Captain Matt included this important module to help you avoid any unnecessary accidents so you can completely enjoy your time on the water and likely avoid an expensive ticket.

My boating area is different?

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

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

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

  • Pontoon & Tri-Toon
  • Single Engine Outboard
  • Single Engine Stern-Drive
  • Twin-Engine
  • Jet Drive (Yamaha, Scarab & Vortex Jet Boats)
  • Single Inboard/V-Drive (Wake Boats)

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 200 one-on-one trainings with first-time boaters and proven by 1,000’s of others new to the boating world.

They are in plain English to take you from novice to expert without making you feel like you should know more or confusing you with confusing boating language.

And, they are the only training shot in a 4-view setup, so you can see everything (just like you were there in person). Other’s that completed the program say that unique style was an enormous advantage to them gaining understanding so quickly.

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.

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

This is an on-demand program delivered directly to your computer via a secure website.

Once you are convinced the the Best Captain on the Water training is right for you, you’ll have access within minutes.

You’ll be sent an email with a link that will take you right to the program, typically within 7 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! Captain Matt has his 'Personal Happy Boater 100% Money Back Guarantee'.

He wants to ensure you are blown away with his training program like 1,000’s of other boaters have been. If you are not thrilled for any reason, just let us know and we’ll provide a fast and friendly refund (usually within 8 hours).

No hassles, no hoops to jump through.

What if I boat on a trailer?

If you are a trailer boater, like Captain 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 that you can easily add before checkout.

Avoid the Stress, Swearing and Frustration and Gain Total Control of Your Boat TODAY!

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What Do Other Boater's Like You Have to Say

"I learned the money move"

Rod Johnson

First-Time Boat Owner
Raleigh, NC

"I owe it to Capt. Matt!"

James Mannen

First-Time Boat Owner Kentucky Lake in Tennessee

"Absolute Must for New Boaters"

Jim Neimann

First-Time Boat Owner Crystal Lake in Michigan


"Hey Captain Matt! Your video series is outstanding! Your spring line technique was especially useful.. it helped us get out of a tight parallel parking situation between two expensive cigarette boats when a large regional poker run showed up at the bar!"

Chris Savoy
First-Time Boat Owner

Thanks Capt. Matt!

"I must admit that all these docking lessons definitely helped out on Memorial Day while I was docking my brand new Avalon. I have learned so much from these videos! Thanks so much Capt. Matt!"

Anthony D.
First-Time Pontoon Owner


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 Boat Owner

Finally Got Control!

"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

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(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.

That's why I want to remove any reason you may miss out on this incredible training.  

Based on my experience and the feedback of others that have gone thru the training (see above), I am 100% certain your boating skills will improve dramatically and so will your confidence and level of enjoyment on your boat when you invest in this program.  

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!

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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!

Avoid the Stress, Swearing and Frustration and Gain Total Control of Your Boat TODAY!

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