Captain Chris's Ship Store


Ask Captain Chris $80/hour

Ask Captain Chris during a consult, guiding you through the process so you begin to know what you don’t know. This 1-hour consult includes telephone discussions, emails, Zoom or FaceTime, online boat previews as well as reviewing written survey reports.

We also offer a consulting package of 4 hours for $250. When you purchase the 4 hour package you will also have access to our PDF What To Expect of a Marine Survey - a $25 value.

Ask Captain Chris to advise you before you find your perfect boat. He will review a boat online or in person, pointing out features to consider. Sometimes those features include wonderful equipment with the latest in technology. Other times Captain Chris will suggest a closer look when he sees items in less than optimal condition. His vast experience in the marine world, both pleasure and commercial, offers knowledge of what to look for when scouting out the perfect boat for you. Send him a link to your dream boat (or a few for comparison) and get started. Discover if the fixer upper is a good value or NOT. Consulting with Captain Chris can save you time and money. Ask Captain Chris about consulting with you before you buy your boat.

Ask Captain Chris to attend your survey and review your report. As your captain, he will come aboard and act in your best interest, working in conjunction with the surveyor to help you understand what is being discovered. If you’ve already had your survey completed then Captain Chris can review it for you. This review will help to interpret what the report is telling/not telling you. It is important for you to understand the potential impact of the reported results. You may learn about a significant item that needs repair or replacement so you may consider what to expect. Again, consulting with Captain Chris can save you time and money.

PLEASE NOTE: Once your order is placed you will receive an email from with a link to download a PDF. Be sure your email address is entered properly and check your spam folder. If you do not receive the link within 30 minutes please email us at so we can help you.


Captain Chris Yacht Services is a husband and wife team of cruising coaches. We have been training couples for many years with hands-on boating. Now our years of experience are also available to you through training videos and at work-shop seminars in Vero Beach FL. Browse through our video library for you or your favorite captain. Then see which boating seminar you’d like to attend. Great gifts for you and your favorite crew member.