• Safe training environment for new boat operators.

  • Reduced training costs with fuel savings, reduced maintenance and no vessel damage.

  • Allows training to continue in adverse weather conditions.

  • Does not replace on water training in actual vessels but allows for on water time to be used more efficiently.

  • Ability to test a wider set of operating conditions whenever desired.

  • Allows for close monitoring of trainees in stressful situations prior to being placed in control of actual vessel.

  • Instructors can design incremental skill development programs and build in consistent assessment scenarios.

  • Convenient on base training for new recruits.