Jackson Willett, 200GT Master
With over 20 years of power and sail experience, a 200ton Master Mariner License with endorsements and US Powerboating and Sailing instructor certifications, Jackson takes pride in offering pragmatic, real-world, hands-on training with his students. A native of New York City and long-term year resident of Southern California Jackson has logged thousands of power and sail hours cruising and racing in the U.S. and Mexico. A love for the sport of boating, and helping others to enjoy the marine-based lifestyle, led Jackson to create Newport Coast Maritime Academy. As a certifying instructor for the BASIC CRUISING, COASTAL CRUISING, NIGHT OPERATIONS & BASIC KEELBOAT courses Jackson’s goal is to empower every student with the knowledge and skills to become a confident, competent and qualified vessel operator.
James Baldwin, 100GT Master
Chris Kehrli, 100GT Master
Capt. Chris Kehrli is a certified US Powerboating instructor with over 27,000+ miles logged and a lifetime of experience transiting both the Eastern and Western US seaboards. He holds a 100Ton Master Near Coastal license and a US Powerboat Instructor certification. Drawing from his extensive command experience, Capt. Chris specializes in heavy weather, night operations and coastal navigation training. An avid waterman Capt. Chris enjoys sharing his knowledge and love of the sea with his students. As a certifying instructor for the BASIC, CRUISING, COASTAL CRUISING AND NIGHT OPERATIONS courses, Capt. Chris blends his passion of the sport with an outgoing, hands-on, and pragmatic approach to training.