At Dorset Marine Training, we thrive on assisting all water users with the knowledge and experience suited to them, from small scale leisure craft to large commercial operators.


Run by Dom and Sarah, we are two individuals who love being afloat and encouraging all around us to get boating at whatever level suits them whether that’s leisure boating on a flat calm summers day or working afloat in whatever the British weather can throw at you. We hope we are viewed as friendly and approachable and whilst there are specific standards that have to be met to achieve qualifications we like to take a calm and relaxed approach to training at a pace to suit our clients.


Dom is Chief Instructor of Dorset Marine Training.  Dom is an experienced Instructor and also works as a skipper for both commercial clients and private individuals, with experience across Europe.  Dom is not only an Advanced Powerboat Instructor and Yachtmaster Instructor for Motor Cruisers but he is also qualified as a Yachtmaster Offshore for both sail and power.   He is also a Shorebased Instructor teaching Dayskipper and Yachtmaster theory alongside VHF/SRC Marine Radio courses.  He sails as a volunteer with the Ocean Youth Trust and in his leisure time sails dinghies & yachts, canoes and occasionally attempts to windsurf!
Dom is really friendly and approachable but also very knowledgeable having pushed himself to continuously increase his knowledge so if you have any questions about your course please contact us and he’ll be happy to help.



Sarah is the Principal of Dorset Marine Training. Alongside the administration for the centre, Sarah also teaches Powerboat and VHF/SRC Marine Radio Courses. She is also a Commercial Skipper working on coded boats so has experience of the qualifications required for those working on the water.
Sarah is keen to encourage all out on the water so they can enjoy it as much as she does and she enjoys working with those who need more confidence to get afloat.
She has a habit of collecting boats and alongside the powerboats, Sarah also has a number of sailing dinghies, enjoys racing at her local sailing club and occasionally getting out on the canoe.