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Teaching and learning are not only our passion but the defining aspects of how we do business. Even with many years of professional experience, we continue seeking ways to expand our knowledge so we can provide the best support to our clients. Center Helm's tailored approach ensures that no matter your skill or knowledge level, we can help you grow and achieve success on the water.
-Capt. Scott Souders, SAMS® Surveyor Associate

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Capt. Scott Souders
Formula 430SSC
Assisted Delivery to Port Washington
Chicago River Bridge Run
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Helping you get the most out of your boating experience


Learn at the helm of your own boat

Earn a US Powerboating certification


Licensed and insured captain service


Trusted advice from industry leaders

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Captain Scott Souders was our teacher for a May 2019 powerboat operation class. Scott is a very accomplished captain and is an engaging speaker and educator. Scott commissioned our boat for us. Scott checked the boat operation and set it up in our summer slip at
Burnham Harbor. Scott took my wife, me, and our two adult sons out for a training session on our new boat. Scott taught us how to maneuver and dock our boat. Because of that training, we have been able to safely operate our boat. We look forward to taking more lessons with Scott.

2019 Formula 350 SS


I am a first-time boat owner so I hired Scott to give me lessons on my 50ft Cruiser. After a couple of hours, I am docking the boat in the wind. This is the best instructor I ever had for anything. Money well spent.

2000 Cruisers Yachts 4450 Motor Yacht


We both wanted to give you a big thanks. We picked up the boat in Traverse City Michigan. We spent a week and a half tooling around Grand Traverse Bay, and the following week cruising it down the Michigan side back to Burnham Harbor. A ton of the stuff we learned in your class applied directly to what we were doing and really helped give us the confidence and knowledge to take on this crazy adventure.

2018 Nordic Tug 34

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US Sailing

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The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors®


The American Boat & Yacht Council


US Powerboating

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