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Karla Del Herbert-Evans profile


Boat and Jetski Licence Instructor and Exemption 38 course trainer Gold Coast QLD



Karla gained the majority of her big boat experience through many Game Fishing Seasons with Riviera’s “Bob Jones Sports Fishing Australia” the IGFA famed Peter B Wright , Lee Marvin’s legendary Aussie Skipper “Brazzaka” (Denis Wallace) and many other Marlin Fishing Greats..... Karla’s Nautical Training has been conducting “Women/Men Skippers on Water educational training sessions with Riviera’s team of experts since 2008.

I am fortunate to have crewed for 12 years with some of the best skippers and crew in the business during the Black Marlin Game Fish Seasons since 1987. Working in all areas on many vessels including, live-aboard game boats, yachts, catamarans, mother ship cruise boats and their tender’s i.e. outboard tillers, centre consoles, inflatable dive boats and jet skis.

Gaining my Open/Offshore Master Class 5 Captains ticket in 1995, I have worked locally with Riviera, private yachts and water taxis becoming familiar with our Gold Coast’s abundant canals and waterways. Navigating day and night tours in the charter boat tourism industry from Marina Mirage for 3 years, Master onboard “Marcrista” a 50ft ocean yacht. Also as Master of a 60ft Catamaran “Pelican Too” that ran snorkel and dive charters in Aruba, Dutch West Indies, Caribbean.

My passion is game fishing and diving gaining my experience since 1985 either yachting, fishing or diving on the Great Barrier Reef and as crew onboard private dive vessel the 90ft MV “Mantaray” during Spring of 1995 & 1996 in the Soloman Islands.

Locally, I enjoy my involvement with the North Burleigh Surf Club as volunteer Surf Life Saver practising up to date Public Safety and Aquatic Rescues. As a Boatsafe Training Provider since 2006, I have had the opportunity to offer comprehensive education to all new and experienced mariners. Giving you the skills and knowledge to confidently undertake basic navigation, boat handling and understand the safety requirements and your responsibilities to the law. As your professional trainer I am happy to pass on my knowledge and upon issue of your “certificate of competency” or “achievement award”, I look forward to shaking your hand and enjoy the smile on your dial as you head off to experience your own nautical adventures.

For further education I recommend the Individual Advanced Practicals, tailored to your needs, Offshore Navigation Course & Chart Plotting and our specialised Riviera Nautical Training programmes for Women, Skippers and Kids.


My first brush with the fury of the high seas confirmed my passion



It has been my passion to follow my love for the ocean since my first nautical adventure in 1985. I knew I would become a mariner when I first set sail on a friend's yacht, a gorgeous 48ft timber ketch, the "Aurelia III", on our maiden voyage from Sydney to the Gold Coast. I then chose to live aboard and travelled the east coast of Queensland for the next 3 years!

"The trip was terrifying with cyclonic conditions, on a vessel pushed to its limit, whose equipment kept failing. With insufficient preparation done by skipper or crew, there were many lessons to be learned. But far be it for me to point the finger, while it is preferred to learn from other peoples mistakes, sometimes the best lessons learned are the ones we gain ourselves. I believe it is how you live through life’s lesson’s that is a testament to the individual’s character.

I have had many thought provoking maritime journeys since, and have worked on charter vessels, navigating, diving and fishing the eastern seaboard of Australia, from Sydney to Lizard Island, Cairns to the Solomon Islands and Aruba in the Dutch West Indies of the Caribbean.

I was very fortunate to have crewed for 12 years with some of the best skippers and crew in the business during the Black Marlin Game Fish Seasons since1987. Working in all areas on many vessels including, live-aboard game boats, yachts, catamarans, mother ship cruise boats and their tender’s i.e. outboard tillers, centre consoles, inflatable dive boats and Jet skis.

Gaining my Open Master Class 5 Captains ticket in 1995 I worked locally with All Island water taxis, Riviera, other private yachts and have become familiar with the Gold Coast's abundant canals and waterways.
I navigated day and night tours in the charter boat tourism industry from Marina Mirage for 3 years and was Master onboard "Marcrista" a 50ft ocean yacht.

I was also Master and crew of a 60ft Catamaran "Pelican Too" that ran snorkel and dive charters in Aruba, Dutch West Indies.

I am a current member of the North Burleigh Surf Club as an active volunteer Surf Life Saver practising up to date Public Safety and Aquatic Rescues.

As a Boatsafe Training Provider, I have the opportunity to offer comprehensive education to all new mariners. Giving you the skills and knowledge to confidently undertake basic navigation, boat handling and understand the safety requirements and your responsibilities to the law. As your professional trainer I am happy to pass on my knowledge and upon issue of your “certificate of competency”, I look forward to shaking your hand and enjoy the smile on your dial as you head off to experience your own nautical adventures. For further education I recommend the Advanced Practical and Offshore Navigation Course.

Karla Del Herbert-Evans

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass
but learning how to dance in the rain"

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Phone Karla Del Herbert-Evans on 0412 550 570
To book a boat licence or jet-ski licence training and assessment also AMSA Exemption 38 courses now available.
Alternatively you can email Karla directly.


Locations:

Dry Storage Customer Lounge
Gold Coast City Marina
76 - 84 Waterway Drive, Coomera.

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Your jetski and boat licence instructor Karla Del Herbert-Evans

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