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Captain Tim McMahon

Rated 4.7/5 by 25 students


NauticEd Credentials

  • Level III Bareboat Charter Master Rank Chief Instructor/Assessor
  • SLC Instructor/Assessor
  • ICC Instructor/Assessor

Other Credentials

USCG 100 Ton Master, STCW 95, UH Celestial Navigation, IYT Yachtmaster Ocean, IYT Instructor

My personal comment and commitment to you

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

Sebastian G., Thailand, Bangkok at 2021, Mar 13
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Had an awesome time. Small group, excellent knowledge transfer
Jeffrey C., USA, VA Lake Frederick at 2021, Aug 09
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Johann F., Hong Kong S.A.R., Hong Kong Cheung Chau Island at 2020, Oct 23
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
The best experiences with NauticEd and my teacher Captain Tim McMahon from Thailand. Simply the best.
Justin B., USA, VA at 2020, Oct 11
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Good instruction. Good value. Great experience.
Christian H., USA, UT Hurricane at 2019, Dec 05
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Captain Tim and his staff delivered a great experience along with the knowledge and training. They clearly have a handle on what they are doing.
Eystein H., Norway, Telemark Stathelle at 2019, Nov 11
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Gregory M., Australia, South Australia Victor Harbor at 2019, Nov 11
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Just completed 10 days with the SailQuest Sailing School, Thailand and I can thoroughly recommend them to anyone who wants to get a comprehensive, professional and thoroughly enjoyable sailing experience. For anyone who is nervous about their prior knowledge or maybe just not sure whether they can do 10 days sailing this is the course for you. Captain Tim and his fellow instructors (Joe and Howard) are not only experienced and knowledgeable but genuinely caring on your circumstances and will patiently walk you through any areas you may need help in. The curriculum is detailed but also there are enough gaps to take in the fun of sailing and simply chat about different areas that you are interested in. There is also detailed course notes and other information you can take away and study. Practical safety was always at the forefront and we practiced issues such as man overboard and collision avoidance rather than just looked at them in a book. Don't worry about the lower rating I gave th
Wilfred D., Canada, Calgary at 2021, Jul 29
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
I have no idea what the National Standard Rubrics assessment methodology: he may have explained it and it wasn't something I cared about, or maybe it's something implemented since I took the course (that was 2 years ago). I've put yes but I really don't know, nor does it sound like anything I would find important. I would have preferred a third option besides just yes and no (don't remember/ don't know, don't care).
Nadia V., Hong Kong S.A.R., Hong Kong at 2019, Mar 17
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
What a passionate and knowledgable sailor Tim, and his team, are - I thoroughly enjoyed the course, and I’m excited for my sailing future
Bob M., Switzerland, Bern at 2019, Mar 12
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
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.
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