Our Partners

Confident Captain Skill Builders courses are lead by the marine industry's top professionals. Learn about our ever growing list of partners below.

location Middletown, RI
pushpin Radar and Electronic Navigation
The Maritime Simulation Institute is recognized as one of the world's leading providers of marine operations research using real time, man in the loop simulation. The Maritime Simulation Institute provides simulation based and instructor led maritime education and training programs to the US Navy, NOAA, and to commercial mariners of all different skill levels. In the "Confident Captain Skill Builder" courses, the Maritime Simulation Institute will take your radar and electronic navigation skills to the next level in of their top of the line, multimillion dollar, simulator classrooms.

location Newport, RI
pushpin Maritime Law
Attorney John Fulweiler is a Newport, RI based attorney who has devoted his law practice exclusively to maritime claims and lawsuits. Attorney John Fulweiler is also a licensed merchant mariner and served as a staff captain with a New England towing and salvage firm prior to law school. Finally, Attorney Fulweiler is a member of the Maritime Law Association, the Connecticut Maritime Association, the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute and the American Salvage Association. He is the Chairman of the American Salvage Association's Membership Committee.

U.S. Navy Officer Retired Franz (FJ) Ritt

pushpin Leadership
Retired United States Navy Officer FJ Ritt served on multiple surface warfare ships and operational staffs. His shore assignments included assignments as Director of Operations for Military Sealift Command, Europe and assignment to the Director, Naval Logistics Directorate for the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations at the Pentagon.

pushpin Marine Weather
For over 40 years, Lee Chesneau has worked as a professional marine meteorologist, instructor and lecturer. Combined with over 70,000 nautical miles, Chesneau uses his extensive meteorology education, experience in maritime weather forecasting, and ship routing to educate and train Small Craft Professionals.