Become a Qualified Seaman Equipped to serve in Missions

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Our Vision

The School of Navigation and Seamanship is a 3-month course designed to train those with little to no knowledge of seamanship to a level of competency that will be valuable aboard small vessels. Students will receive hands-on training by spending 3 of the 12 weeks underway on a 44-foot training vessel. The course begins with short day sails in order to give students context for their classroom learning.

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Missions with ships

Overnight Sailing

Overview of marine engineering

Boat Systems




Sail, Study, Serve

Understand the principles of navigation and seamanship and apply them with confidence while conducting a vessel in a sea-lane. Effectively meet and respond to an emergency understanding Safety of Life at Sea. Work as a team in preventing and responding to an emergency at sea and in port. Navigate a vessel in extreme conditions and situations and identify dangers concerning crew, passengers, cargo, and the ship. Learn the principles of leadership and its disciplines and apply them with an understanding of Biblical principles. Understand the basic principles of Engineering and engine maintenance and operation. Gain confidence in preaching the Gospel and understanding the Biblical perspective of shipping and sea life. Have a world view and international awareness of evangelism by the use of ships.

Get sea time toward your career

Upon successful completion of the NAV course there is an optional nine month sea time opportunity. You can serve on board one of our ships as a crew in Micronesia, Panama, Papua New Guinea, or Mexico. The cost of this deployment is only $400 USD per month plus International Health Insurance.

School Details

Start Dates

  • January 14, 2021
    Optional outreach (TBA)
  • July 25, 2021
    Optional outreach (TBA)


  • Lecture Phase $3,995. Includes food, accommodation, and tuition. Does not include airfare.
  • Equipment Fee $500.


  • Completed DTS
  • Paid application fee
  • Completed application and health forms
  • English proficiency

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  • July 25, 2021 to September 10, 2022
  • January 2022 to March 28, 2020
  • July 2022 to December 19, 2022
Online Syllabus Document