Monohull

 

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 (Grenadines and Spanish Virgin Islands), 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!

Our Destinations

EXUMAS, BAHAMAS

SAIL THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PART OF THE BAHAMAS! 365 ISLANDS TO EXPLORE

Tahiti, South Pacific

Quintessential South Seas perfection with jagged jungle covered peaks and turquoise lagoons.

MALLORCA, SPAIN

Visit ancient towns and spectacular beaches while enjoying the vibrant Spanish culture and food.

PRIVATE / CUSTOM TRIPS

Let us create the PERFECT trip just for you and your crew! Where do you want to learn to sail?

​OUR INSTRUCTORS - EXPERIENCED AND ENTERTAINING
Tim Geisler

Lead instructor

Currently lives in Colorado, passions include surfing, snowboarding, kiteboarding, fly fishing and photography.

Tim Geisler

Kevin Murphy

ASA Instructor

Splits his time between Alaska and Texas, passions include hunting, fishing, flying float planes, scuba diving and skiing.

Kevin Murphy

Ben Martin

ASA Instructor

Lives outside Seattle Washington, passions include brewing beer, distilling gin, kiteboarding and travel.

Ben Martin

Al Van Dyke

ASA Instructor

Lives in Colorado, passions include dual sport motorbikes, kayaking, and travel.

Al Van Dyke

Tim Jenne

ASA Instructor

Currently lives in Washington state, passions include cycling, woodworking, travel, fishing and sailing.

Tim Jenne

Dave Bell

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.

Dave Bell

BOATS USED IN THE Monohull - HIGH SPEC & WELL MAINTAINED
OUR TEAM – ALL QUESTIONS ANSWERED

If you need any further information, want to check availability or discuss anything to do with our courses – then please get in touch.

THE WORLD’S FRIENDLIEST SAILING COMMUNITY

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…

Nautilus Alumni

Testimonials

“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