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Skilled in all facets of preventive maintenance, Captain Hoxworth has a mechanical background from the keel up including carpentry, varnish, paint, electronic navigation, and emergency procedures. Roy is professional, intelligent, mature and experienced.
Handle your new boat with confidence when Captain Hoxworth assists you with getting familiar with your vessel for the first time. You can trust our judgement and expertise of over 25 years.
Tell Me About Your Boat
Handle your boat with confidence when Captain Hoxworth assists you with getting familiar with your vessel for the first time. You can trust our judgement and expertise of over 25 years.
On Water Training
Handle your new or upgraded boat with confidence when Captain Hoxworth assists you with on-water orientation and training. Learn on your vessel, in your waters, and at your dock with an experienced professional to advise you.
"I had a need for some orientation on my new boat, a 42 foot Sundancer. I had some familiarity with the Intracoastal Waterway but not so much in coastal cruising. I contacted Captain Roy and he was willing and gracious and our schedules were compatible. He spent time on navigation principles, electronic navigation and talked specifically about the need for redundant systems while at sea in the event of an equipment failure. We charted and I fixed my position while out of sight of land, in fact, we were close to 200 miles off shore. I identified waypoints before the fact and followed each of them on the trip back. It was particularly gratifying to me to develop a skill that I did not have. Captain Roy was knowledgeable and yet not pushy. He is very capable, has extensive awareness and I recommend him highly."Jerry C. March 2010
"As the wife of a man destined to be at sea, I thought it important that I learn as much as I could about identifying and improving my on the water skills. The training conducted by Captain Roy was tailored just for me. He was passionate and yet compassionate as he worked with me to learn on a schedule that fit my needs. I now feel more at ease and less stressed as I move about the boat knowing its capabilities. He spent time on the maneuverability of a boat with twin screws and let me practice until I felt comfortable docking in a side current with a head wind. I feel like I can be of real help to my partner and can be relied upon to make the right decisions thanks to my at sea training time with Captain Roy."Patricia J. July 2007