A Little About Me

I’m Brian, boat education specialist, founder of Easy Skipper’s Tickets in Mandurah and creator of a unique online training for the Skipper’s Theory test. I’m dedicated to putting more safe skippers on the water and sharing my passion for boating and fishing with the community.

When I first launched my business Boat-Ed (now Easy Skipper’s Tickets) I felt like the luckiest bloke alive, calling my hobby my ‘work’. Because it never feels like work…I spend time on the water, meeting amazing people from 14 to 96 and helping them develop their skills and confidence to become skippers too.

An Easier Way to Learn

Now it’s my mission to bring an easier way to learn the theory test to people who, like me, do not find studying easy. Whether there are issues with dyslexia, concentrating or retaining information, I want to make more opportunities for them. Everyone deserves a fair go to pursue their boating passion and have the right support to pass the theory test. And that’s why I created the Online WA Skipper’s Ticket Video Course that is fun and easy to follow.

Years Past

I have been involved in recreational boating all my life. My family and I have been going to sea to catch fish since I can remember. The recreational skippers ticket was not law back when we first started boating so like most things in life, we learnt from our mistakes. Many things can go wrong when boating and often do if you have not been trained well. To minimize things going wrong is to firstly get educated or it will cost money in repairs.

Boating is my passion so my choice to teach people was made easy when I noticed that people clearly didn’t know the rules of the water and skill levels were very low when I observed people skippering all size vessels. I myself have learnt from the best at Challenger Tafe in Fremantle and the guys at the education boat shed in East Fremantle. My aim is to teach as many people as I can the correct way and make a small difference in the boating community. Teaching school groups is a great way as quite often after the school student has been taught the correct way, they then teach their new found skills to their parents.


Western Australia Skipper’s Ticket Assessor

You can feel confident that your boating instructor has what it takes to conduct the best and most professional learning experience.  Certifications include multiple Course Instruction Certifications, 1st Aid and Working With Children Certifications,

What my students say

Did our skippers ticket with Brian yesterday. I couldn’t recommend him more! He was such a good instructor and teacher. So easy to learn from him and he is so patient and calm which helped as I was quite nervous controlling the boat. He made sure I was confident enough with all the tasks and took time before doing the assessment which then made it so easy. Thanks Brian!

Naomi Bosveld

Highly recommended BOAT-ED

Brian is an amazing assessor, so patient we all were so nervious, Brian is patient, makes the whole experience relaxed and fun. He doesn’t mind how many times a procedure takes, you can keep trying until he feels you are competent enough to do the assessment. At 56 never thought I could do it, so pleased to have passed all down to a great instructor! Thanks Brian.

Great day on the water. Now to enjoy life on the water.

Tracey Paddington

 More Testimonials

A few more great comments and recommendations.

Brian is a top bloke and great instructor.

He made the whole experience of getting our skippers ticket both fun and educational. His wealth of knowledge and incredible patience got us to where we were comfortable and confident.

He took his time and made sure we were more than competent before assessing us. Highly recommend him to anyone who is serious about becoming a safe skipper!

Thank you, Brian!

Desiree Anne de Souza

Best powerboat instructor in WA, Australia.

We wholeheartedly recommend Brian at BOAT ED regarding skippers tickets and any Australian Sailing Power Boat certification.
Class act.

JML Sailing Academy

Really great instructor.

Just completed my skippers ticket with Brian, really great instructor,
on the water training was really good, spent the time to make sure that you had the knowledge to pass the assessment.

Would definitely recommend to others.

Nathaniel Hussey

Experienced and Patient.

Brian is very experienced in teaching the skippers assessment, he is very patient and explains the knowledge of skippering in an applicable manner. I learned how to operate marine craft in a relaxed, controlled environment, with no pressure to be 100% in everything. Cheers again Brian!.

Rheagan Stevenson

Questions about Skippers Tickets?

I love helping others to get quickly and safely on the water. Please contact me with any questions or concerns regarding my Skippers Ticket Training Video or how to start a Complete Hands-on Boating Course.