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Advanced Nautical Training

Advanced manoeuvring & navigation practical day on the Gold Coast Broadwater.

Hours 8am - 1pm* - $250 pp min 2 people (Individual $500)

Object is to gain more experience at the helm.

Training day is tailored to you, typically we offer.

  • Personalised training
  • Practical navigation and handling skills in the Broadwater
  • Practical training on your own boat, Karla is licensed to handle boats up to 72ft.
  • Offshore navigation

Phone Karla for course details & available booking dates.

*Practical is weather dependant for area of operation and vessels limitations.
Please read our Refund policy regarding cancellations and postponement

Navigation Chart Plotting Course

One Day Offshore introduction to Navigation chart plotting course.


  • Navigation planning
  • Understanding nautical charts and beacon to beacon mapping
  • Understanding latitude and longtitude
  • Understanding degrees and decimal minutes
  • Plan a boat trip using nautical charts, GPS and way points
  • Compass conversions
  • Calculating distance, speed and time
  • Fuel calculations
  • "IALA" Bouyage system (bouys, marks and beacons)
  • Tide calculations
  • Lines of position, bearing, range and fix
  • Set and Drift activities

Women on Water Programme

Offered by RIVIERA the internationally renowned luxury boat builders

Liaising biannually with RIVIERA, Nautical Training offers the WOMEN ON WATER PROGRAMME.

The Riviera Women on Water program aims to give women more confidence on the water by teaching valuable practical skills, such as ropes and knots, skipper and crew communications including departure preparations, berthing, anchoring and mooring, systems operations and safety management of ship and shore power, starting and stopping procedures and domestic onboard systems.

Lady skipper workshops

See PDF regarding Lady Skippers workshops hosted by Marine Crawley.

Also see link to Marine Crawley with similiar information.

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.

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Pictured below are trainees taking part in Riviera's "Skippers on Water" programme as part of the Riviera Festival for Riviera boat owners. Instructor Karla is in the centre in the pink top.
Skippers on Water Gold Coast Riviera programme

Karla's profile
Karla gained the majority of her big boat experience through many Game Fishing Seasons with Riviera’s “Bob Jones Sports Fishing Australia” the famed Peter B Wright , Lee Marvin’s legendary Aussy Skipper “Brazzaka” (Denis Wallace) and many other Marlin Fishing Greats..... Karla has been conducting educational training sessions for Riviera and their team of experts since 2008 for educational courses such as “Women on Water" and "Skippers on Water” next year 2016 there will be several new sessions being introduced including Towing and Rescue handling, Radar Chart Plotting, Bar crossings and our popular Ladies and Mens Skipper Programs are continuing.

Newly released Riviera 445 SUV with POD drives.

(Below) Karla at the helm of a Riviera 445 SUV (shown above).

Riviera SUV Karla Del Herbert-Evans at the helm

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Riviera and Belize Festival of Boating  May 24 -27, 2018

The 7th Annual Riviera and Belize Festival of Boating is on again from Thu 24 May to Sun 27 May 2018.
Karla will once again be conducting her popular Riviera nautical training educational programmes from Thursday to Sunday and would like to invite Riviera Owners and Associates to register their place for this years events.
See Workshop and Seminar Timetable

Riviera Marine Crawley upcoming events including Lady Skippers Day

Riviera Marine Crawley

Lady Skippers Day - New 2018 Dates!

Riviera Marine Crawley Lady Skippers Day Thursday 7th June 2018 from 10.00AM - 2.00PM AEST
Register Now for 7 June 2018

Thursday 1st November 2018 10.00AM - 2.00PM AEST
Register Now for 1 Nov 2018

See Google map of Lady Skippers Day location at Shop 1A, 247 Bayview St Runaway Bay
On the map click Directions to help you find it.

Ladys Skipper Days are hosted by Skipper Karla Herbert-Evans in conjunction with Riviera Marine Crawley.

(Above) Nautical Training & Marine Services contribution to the annual Riviera Festival.

Preliminary to the 2018 Riviera Festival, Karla Herbert-Evans and her Nautical Training Crew will be delivering educational Seminars at this years Riviera Festival 24th – 27th May 2018
See 2017 Riviera Festival of Boating link to video.

The testimonial from Gary Stafford below is in regard to a series of personalised advanced nautical training sessions we took with Gary in 2015.
Read a larger version of the testimonial below on the Testimonials page.

Thumbnail of testimonial in favour of Karla Del Herbert-Evans the principle of Nautical Training Gold Coast QLD

Karla Del Herbert Evans in Sunday Mail 8th March 2015
Click on clipping above to read more about Karla in a recent press article.

Pictured below is Karla conducting training sessions for Riviera's "Women on Water" & "Skippers on Water" in May 2012. Karla (below in pink top and white visor) is teaching correct cleating techniques.
Karla Del Herbert-Evans conducting training for Riviera and their Women on Water training programme.

Boat licence instructor Karla Del Herbert-Evans (below In red top and visor) teaching anchoring techniques to "Women on Water". Qld boat licence instructor Karla Del Herbert-Evans