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 Nautical resume of D. Bruce StottBruce Stott, Professional Boating Instructor  Contact me


2016 Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons  G. William Bowman Volunteer Instructor of the Year for western Canada

2023 Recertified Sail Canada Senior Instructor Evaluator, Keelboat Cruising and Powerboat.

2022 Renewed Transport Canada Marine Medical

2021 Recertified Marine Basic First Aid CPR Level C + AED
        Cold Water Immersion: Prevention, Rescue and Treatment
        Canadian Safe Boating Council

2017 Recertified Marine Basic First Aid CPR Level C + AED

2014 Discover Boating Hands On Skills Training Instructor
        Certified Marine Basic First Aid CPR Level C + AED

2008 Re-Certified by CPS as a Recognized Examiner for
        Restricted Operator Certificate, ROC-M with DSC endorsement

 Re-Certified Marine Advanced First Aid with CPR level C and AED training


Transport Canada Accredited Instructor

- Marine Emergency Duties A3 – Basic Safety for Small Non-pleasure craft

- Marine Emergency Duties A4 – Basic Safety and Operator Proficiency

- Small Non-pleasure Vessel Operator Proficiency - SVOP,


Transport Canada Commercial Certificates

Marine Emergency Duties A2 – Small Vessel Safety

Marine Emergency Duties A3 – Basic Safety for Small Non-pleasure craft

Marine Emergency Duties A4 – Basic Safety and Operator Proficiency

1997  Powerboat Instructor for West Coast Powerboat Handling Teaching Crew Boat Operator (SAFER) course to the Forestry industry

1996  Certified Personal Watercraft Instructor, Canadian Watercraft Training Centre

1994  Master, MV PRIDE OF VICTORIA 30 tons, 45 feet, 40 passengers and three crew

1992  Power Instructor-Evaluator Canadian Yachting Association (CYA)

         Co-evaluator for two power instructor clinics with a total of 14 Instructors

1991 Power Instructor Certification - (Sail Canada)

1988  Master MV MESOUDA 24 Ton, 41 feet, 25 passengers.

            Deckhand/Steward MV MESOUDA

            Charter Boat Operator Certificate, Camosun College, Victoria

            Transport Canada - Master of Small Passenger Craft, 40 Ton, 40 Passengers

Sail Canada Coastal Yachtmaster Certification

Communications Canada, Examiner Class V, & Radiotelephone Operator's Restricted Certificate, Maritime Compulsory

1983 Cruising Instructor Evaluator with Sail Canada - Qualified to train and certify Sail Cruising Instructors

              Taught two Instructor Qualification Clinics in San Francisco for the American Sailing Association

1981 Sail Canada Basic and Advanced Cruising Instructor

1971 Sail Canada Dinghy Sailing Instructor

Canadian Power & Sail Squadron Certificates:

Boating, Seamanship Sail, Advanced Piloting, Marine Electronics, Instructor Training, Weather

1969 BC Institute of Technology - Diploma of Technology, Electronics


2020 - Conducting Transport Canada MED A3 and SVOP courses in Kelowna,
Private instruction with many new vessel owners.

2019 - Conducting Transport Canada MED A3 and SVOP courses in Surrey, Kelowna, Cranbrook, Vernon, Williams Lake, Kaslo, Sechelt, Bella Coola

Taught Med A3 and ROC(M) for the Federal Government
Taught Electronic Navigation and Radar for the local Power & Sail Squadron.
Private instruction Oak Bay, Sidney, Ganges

2018 - Conducting Transport Canada MED A3 and SVOP courses in Bridge River x2, Kelowna x5, Campbell River.  Private Instruction Oak Bay, Sidney, Vancouver

2017 - Conducting Transport Canada courses in Ganges, Cranbrook, Salmon Arm, Burnaby and Kelowna.  Private instruction in Campbell River, Sidney, Oak Bay, Brentwood Bay and Ladysmith.  Conducting Hands On Skills Training at the Vancouver International Boat Show for Discover Boating Canada.  Basic Cruising course with Sooke Sailing Association.  Delivery of Nordic Tug 32 from Anacortes to Sidney with the owner aboard.  The last two hours were in the dark.

Teaching Boating 1, 2, 3, ROC(M) and Radar for Boaters with the local Power & Sail Squadron.

2016 -  Conducting Transport Canada courses in Mica Creek, Kelowna, Surrey, Victoria and Terrace.  Teaching Boating 1, 2, 3 and ROC(M) with the local Power & Sail Squadron. Private instruction aboard Meridian 411, 26' aluminum fishing vessels, 23' Sea Ray, 28' Bayliner, Westsail 42', 32' Beneteau, 25' Beneteau and 23' Crown.

Purchased West Coast Powerboat Handling as the owner, Jimmy Watt, was retiring.  Transport Canada accredited course provider for MED A3 and SVOP for Small Non-Pleasure Vessels.

2015 - Conducting Transport Canada courses in Sidney, North Saanich, Victoria, Kelowna and Gold River. Commercial hands-on training on crewboats.  Numerous VHF courses and exams.  Teaching Boating Basics and Essentials with our local Power & Sail Squadron. Private instruction aboard two Ranger 29's, Catalina 30, Riviera 40, Grenfell 40 and SeaRay 540.  Conducting Hands On Skills Training for Discover Boating Canada at the Victoria Inner Harbour Boat Show.

2014 - Conducting Transport Canada courses in Sidney, Kelowna and Hudson's Hope, Five Basic Cruising courses with Sooke Sailing Association, Basic & Intermediate Cruising courses aboard Aloha 34 and Bavaria 37, Co-Conductor National Instructor Evaluator Clinic for Sail Canada in Vancouver, 4 days afloat with two government agencies providing hands-on training, private instruction on SeaRay 33 and 37, docking instruction CHB 42 twin, vessel orientation aboard Selene 57 and 60, two days powerboat evaluation aboard Camano 31, three days as skipper aboard Nordic Tug 42 from Sidney.

Completed technical review of Sail Canada's Basic Powerboating Skills

2013 - Conducting Transport Canada courses in Sidney and Westbank, delivery Selene 58 Seattle to Sidney, delivery C & C 99 Oak Bay - Sidney and return.  Private instruction Valiant 40, Selene 58, Bayliner 3288 & 34 Avanti, Nordic 42, Grand Banks 36, Monk 36, Bayliner 3388, Silverton 33, Canoe Cove 41.  Commercial crewboat training Schooner Cove and jetboat training on Fraser and Harrison Rivers.

2012 - Conducting Transport Canada courses, Marine Emergency Duties-A3 and Small Vessel Operator Proficiency courses in Port Alberni (3), Kitimat, Sidney, Edmonton and Kelowna.  Private Instruction aboard a Catalina 30, Prowler 33 & 35, Rhodes 49 and Nordic Tug 32.  Many VHF Radio exams.

2011 - Conducting Transport Canada courses in Gold River, Campbell River, West Kelowna, Sidney, Port McNeill, Castlegar, Kamloops.  Private instruction aboard Krogen 42, Campion 28, Camano 28, Ranger 29,and Bayliner 30 powerboats and Westsail 32 and Hunter 420 sailboats

2010 –  Conducting Transport Canada courses in Cranbrook, Egmont, Victoria, Sidney, Bridge River, Westbank, Gold River, Campbell River, Bute Inlet, Kamloops, Kelowna and Tsay Keh (north of Prince George).

Learning the instructor’s role on the Fast Response Craft Simulator with Virtual Marine Technology in Victoria. VHF Radio course for Tsehum Harbourmaster for the commercial crab fleet.

Private instruction aboard Alerion Express 33 with electric drive, Island Packet 380, Beneteau 40, Bavaria 40, Coastal Craft 37, Eagle 40, Krogen 42, Nordic 42, Grand Banks 42, Canoe Cove 41


Conducted Cruising and Powerboat Instructor Clinic for Nanaimo Yacht Charters and Sailing School.

2009 - Conducting non-pleasure (commercial) Transport Canada courses in Sidney, Victoria, Castlegar, Cranbrook, Port McNeill, Sechelt, Kelowna, Cowichan, Kamloops and Marathon, Ontario.  Most of the courses in the Interior were aboard jetboats.  Private instruction aboard Boston Whaler 27, Catalina 30, Riviera 33, Tolleycraft 40, Kha Shing 62 and Hampton Endurance 700.

Technical editor of the new "Sail" course, a joint production of Canadian and US Power Squadrons.

2008 - Conducting non-pleasure (commercial) Transport Canada courses in Sidney, Burnaby, Campbell River, Revelstoke, Fort St John, Nelson, Kelowna, West Bank, Tofino, Castlegar, Prince Rupert, Bella Coola, Bute Inlet, Surrey, Brentwood Bay, Nanaimo, Sechelt, and Princess Louisa Inlet

          Re-Certified by CPS as a Recognized Examiner for Restricted Operator’s Certificate ROC-M with DSC endorsement

  Re-Certified Marine Advanced First Aid with CPR level C and AED training

2007 - Striper 2901, twin inboard/outboard diesels from Sidney to Campbell River with family of three aboard.  All achieved Sail Canada Basic Powerboat standard and ROC-M

           Instructing owners of Bayliner 2855, Tiara 35, Meridian 381, Sealine 47, Navigator 48 and Queenship 86

           Conducting non-pleasure (commercial) courses in Terrace, Prince Rupert, Gold River, Kyuquot, Barden Harbour, Campbell River, Shearwater

2006 - Catalina 28 from Sidney to Horseshoe Bay with owner aboard

          Deliver Mainship 34 Pilot from Sidney to Vancouver for Custom Yacht Sales

          Instructing on Princess 50, Carver 53 and Sea Ray 56

Technical revision of “Basic Powerboating Skills Manual” for the Canadian Yachting Association with Jimmy Watt


Wendon 73 - Sidney to Vancouver

Canoe Cove 37 - Sidney to Port Hardy

Instruct owners - Marquis 65 motor yacht and a SeaLine 47 motor yacht

Completed a technical review of Xplain Coastal and Offshore Skipper and play2sail for infowerk software-entwicklungs gmbh based in Austria. This is a Multi-media Based Training program.

Re-Certified by CPS as a Recognized Examiner for Restricted Operator’s Certificate ROC-M with DSC endorsement

Marine Advanced First Aid


Sidney to Bamfield and return for five days, up to 20 miles off-shore, aboard Riviera 47 with new owner. Taught boat handling, navigation and boat systems including RayMarine integrated GPS/Depthsounder/ Chartplotter/Radar including MARPA, most of two days were in fog


Technical revision of “Basic Powerboating Skills Manual” for the Canadian Yachting Association with Jimmy Watt

1991 -  Instructor on Kha Shing 62'

1990 - 1994 Chairman, Learn to Cruise, B.C. Sailing, Member of National Learn to Cruise Committee Sail Canada

1989  - Advisory Board, Nautical Training, Camosun College, Victoria

1987 - 2 Power boat Deliveries from Vancouver - Sidney, 1 sail boat single-handed

1986 -  Navigator and co-skipper, C-Bird 37 Victoria - Bamfield - San Francisco

1982 - Delivery Sidney - Powell River, C & C 32


            Co-Owner/Operator, see About Us

            Teaching Sail Canada Basic, Intermediate, Advanced Cruising, Powerboat and Coastal Navigation Standards

            Author of Coastal Navigation Correspondence course.

            Teaching power boat handling on boats from 19'-86', single, twin and triple engines

            Operated a bareboat charter fleet of up to 17 boats, both power and sail, ranging in length from 25’ to 47’ until 2005

1977 - present CANADIAN POWER & SAIL SQUADRONS -Life Member

              Past Commander and Training Officer

            National Staff Commander on Seamanship Sail Committee.

            Instructor for Boating, Instructor Training, Advanced Piloting, Weather, Seamanship Sail and Boatwise

1971 - 1979 City of Calgary, Parks and Recreation Division Instructor and Senior Instructor for adult sailing programs, supervising up to 45 students and three Instructors

1973 - United States Coast Guard Skipper's Course

1966 - Canadian Coast Guard, Seaman, CCGS STONETOWN, 567 registered tons Ocean Station Papa, 50°N, 145°W, six weeks at sea

1962 & 1963 Royal Victoria Yacht Club Junior Sailing Programs, achieved Skipper certificate


Vessels skippered or instructed aboard


Numerous dinghies from 8' to 16

San Juan 24, 28

Bayfield, 25

C & C 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37/40+, 38, Landfall 38

Catalina 27, 28, 30, 320, 34, 36, 380

Cal 25, 27, 28, 29

Ranger 26

Yamaha 26

Sun 27

Sunstar 28

O'Day 26, 37

Olson 911SE (30)

Tanzer 26, 7.8

Beneteau 28, 35, 361, 373, 38, 40

Fraser 30

West Sail 32

Alerion Express 33 with electric drive

Saturna 33

Ericson 34T

Cooper 353

Elite 364

Bavaria 37, C38

C-Bird 37

Hunter 29.5, 30, 310, 33, 33.5, 34, 35.5, 36, Vision 36, 380, 40.5, 420

Island Packet 380

Hanse 400

Valiant 40 

Whitby 42

Bavaria 40, 46

Hanse 455

Waterline 48

Rhodes 49

Maple Leaf 56



Crownline 18

Albin 25

Campion 19, 26, 28

Limestone Express 24

Commander 26 twin

Glacier Bay 26 twin outboards

Zeta 26

Prowler 26 single, 30, 33, 35 twins

Boston Whaler 27

Monterey 27

Ranger 27, 29

Jeanneau NC 795, single O/B & 895 twin O/B

Axopar 28, 350 hp Mercury Verado

Axopar 37, Twins

Camano 28/31

Regal 28

Coastal Craft 26, 37

Striper 29 twin outboards

Striper 291 twin inboards

Nordic Tug 32 and 42

Fairline 32 twin

Phoenix 34

Sea Ray 28 & 34 twin

Grand Banks 32, 36, 42, 47

Bayliner 2755, 28, 30, 3288, 3388, 34 Avanti, 325(35'), 3818, 4588, 47

Mainship 34

Silverton 34

Tiara 35 

Californian 36

Grand Mariner 36 single

Monk 36

Meridian 381 twin, Meridian 411 twin

North Pacific 38

Eagle 40

Mainship 400

Tolleycraft 40 

40 Victorian twin 

Back Cove 34, 41

Beneteau Gran Turismo 41

41 President  twin

Garden 42 single

Carver 36, 404, 430, 53, 57 twin

CHB 42 twin

Monk 42 twin

Nordic 42

Ponderosa 42 twin

Krogen 42

Custom 45 catamaran twin, certified passenger vessel

Westcoast 45

Canoe Cove 30, 37, 41, 42 & 47 twin

Garren Blakely 47 twin

Riviera 33, 37, 40, 42, 47 twin

Sealine 47 twin

Navigator 48 twin

Princess 50 twin

Navigator 53 twin

Sea Ray 540 & 56 twin

Westcoast 57

Selene 56, 58, 60

Nordhavn 60

Kha Shing 62 twin

Marquis 59 & 65 twin

Pacific Mariner 65 twin

Wendon 73 twin

Hampton Endurance 700 twin

Hampton 750 twin

Queenship 86 twin

Numerous aluminium crew boats and landing craft

Sea time - Since 1980 I have spent in excess of 3000 days underway. The majority of this time has been in live-aboard cruises in the Gulf Islands and Strait of Georgia. I have also sailed San Francisco Bay, Lake Ontario and off Honolulu. Power boat courses have been taught in Victoria, Vancouver, Sidney, Oak Bay, Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Gold River, Bamfield, Quatsino Sound, Port Alice, Port McNeill, Campbell River, Powell River, Powell Lake, Harrison River, Harrison Lake, Prince Rupert, Bella Coola, Bella Bella(Shearwater Resort), Barnard Harbour, Fort St. John, Revelstoke, Castlegar, Cranbrook, Nelson, Schooner Cove, Smithers, Terrace, Kelowna, Salmon Arm, Kyuquot and Port Alberni. Also in Marathon Ontario for Parks Canada.


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