Captain Tim McMahon grew up in the sailing community of Maine, USA. As a licensed US Merchant Marine 100 Ton Master, Captain Tim has lived and worked on the water for most of his life. Following many years as a busy charter and yacht delivery captain in and around Hawaiian/Pacific waters, Tim spent 7 years living aboard the his own classic yacht Houhere and cruising the oceans and waterways of the world.
Settling in Thailand in 1997, Tim operated a live aboard sail/dive charter company embarking on adventure voyages along the Malacca Straits, Thailand & Malaysian coastal cruising and pioneering live aboard cruising into Myanmar and the exotic Andaman Islands. In 2004, Captain Tim partnered up with Gulf Charters Thailand as operations manager for a fleet of 10 active charter yachts. This experience has provided him with the genuine knowledge of yachts, world cruising and the live aboard lifestyle which he enthusiastically passes on to SailQuest Sailing School Center students.
Juice up your Sailing Certificate. Take an online sailing course from NauticEd and get professional practical sailing instruction from Captain Tim McMahon
Feedback from Previous Students
Hong Kong S.A.R., Hong Kong
at 2019, Mar 17
We thoroughly enjoyed our 10 day Skipper course and learned to sail with confidence and can comfortably apply the skills taught by SeaQuest.
We recommend this school for anyone in the region of Bangkok / Pattaya.
Our instructors were friendly, knowledgeable, and competent.
Improvements to their fleet are underway.
United Arab Emirates, Dubai Dubai
at 2019, Mar 05
Capt. McMahon and the whole Sailquest staff have an enormous depth of knowledge, combined with the patience and passion for sharing their knowledge and love of sailing that make them all great instructors. It is rare to find such accomplished teachers in any profession who can still relate to students with entry level knowledge.
Tim McMahan and his co-instructors were at all times professional, generous with their abundant knowledge, courteous and fulfilled all they had said they would. A thoroughly enjoyable experience. I extend my gratitude and appreciation!
Tim was an absolutely fabulous instructor. Every topic was covered in great detail, and he was very willing to go deeper when needed, and tailor the session to the student. If you're looking for more than just a certificate, but a genuine learning experience in a unique environment, SailQuest is the place.
United Kingdom, Hinckley
at 2011, Sep 07