Monohulls are truly a blast to sail! The feeling of heeling in a fresh breeze on a monohull, and experiencing the power of the boat as sails are trimmed tight, is magical. We pride ourselves on offering our week long live aboard courses on the most modern sailboats available.
We offer courses in the Caribbean Sea of Cortez (Mexico), Tahiti and Mallorca in Spain. Each of the boats we use has a 3 or 4 cabin layout. We reserve the spacious owner’s cabin in the bow of the boat for couples travelling together.
During the course of the week aboard explore over a dozen islands while you learn how to sail and operate the boat. It’s an intensive course that will provide you with the knowledge, skills and experience to embark on your own sailing adventures, whether you dream of chartering, or of one day setting sail on your own boat.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will earn American Sailing Association certifications 101,103 and 104 (including Bareboat Charter certification!). These week long live aboard courses truly are the trip of a lifetime!
Currently lives in Colorado, passions include surfing, snowboarding, kiteboarding, fly fishing and photography.
Splits his time between Alaska and Texas, passions include hunting, fishing, flying float planes, scuba diving and skiing.
Lives outside Seattle Washington, passions include brewing beer, distilling gin, kiteboarding and travel.
Lives in Colorado, passions include dual sport motorbikes, kayaking, and travel.
Currently lives in Washington state, passions include cycling, woodworking, travel, fishing and sailing.
ASA Instructor: 201, 203, 204, 205, 214
David hails from the upper Midwest but has been traveling full time with his wife and young kids for three years, first on a catamaran, now in an RV. His passions include travel (obviously), food, adventure, and… sharing those passions! His engineering work now shares time with sailing. He has sailing experience in the Caribbean, Bahamas, US East Coast, and Mexico.
RYA Yachtmaster Offshore and Yachtmaster Instructor
Jack is from Bordertown, South Australia. The last few years he’s been based in Croatia and Germany. Jack has been sailing professionally since 2015. He has sailed and instructed all through the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Australia and French Polynesia. Enjoys free diving, mountain biking and any outdoor activity.
Jeanneau is a French manufacturer and they have truly helped set the industry standard with boat design. Their boats are sleek, stylish, modern and the interiors have a light, contemporary European feel to them. We love the light and feel of these boats and they sail beautifully!
Like it’s smaller sibling (the 409), we LOVE these boats! They have 3 spacious cabins for guests, and a 4th cabin for crew. The hard chine and modern design means these are FAST boats under sail, and incredibly spacious and livable at anchor.
Nautilus is like no other sailing company, and our trips are serious fun. Of course you want the certs, but we offer so much more.
We have an ever-growing list of passionate, outward bound, sailing fanatics who just love visiting new places and experiencing adventure. Every year we have several Alumni trips around the globe where past Nautilus graduates, and some of our team get together and just… you know. Sail. And Surf. And Snorkel. And Scuba…
“I wasn’t very familiar with boating and less with sailing. Learned a lot while still enjoying every minute of it. The Sea of Cortez was an excellent sailing destination. ” G.D., Missouri