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The Boat Shop Asia was established in Singapore in 2013, and we now have expanded our academy to Penang & Port Klang - Malaysia.
Over 5000 learners have signed up and completed their boating course with TBSA, conducted by our certified trainers who have shared their nautical knowledge and experiences to those who are keen to have a boating skill.
We have boats in 5 different marinas in Singapore and Malaysia and are working to expand our charter services to more marinas.
We have a number of boats for bareboat/self-drive charter ranging from Glastrons to Searays and QuickSilvers. As the QuickSilver distributor, we have the widest range of quicksilver boats for charter in the region.
Eric is an awesome trainer. He retired from teaching and have since taken up training part time with The Boat Shop Asia. Super patient and very good at coaching indeed. Spots mistakes.quickly and helps you correct them. Gotta look for Eric if you need someone to guide you.
I have worked with Cpt Salim and Major Lim Soon Lai. They both had slightly different styles in teaching, but both taught in details. To me, they both complimented my learning journey. What I like is that they don't just tell you what to do, but also explain to you the logic of how if works. And most important is Mjr Lim taught me how to feel the boat. Mjr Lim gave a detailed list of the procedure to check for the boat and things to look out for. My passing of test really have to thank both of them.
Grace Pei-Yu Kuo
I have good experience with all 4 instructors for my 4 practical refresher training with them before my Boat Handling Test. I would to thank u to Mr Ben Lee, Mr Henry, Mr Hardy and also Maj. Lim who are very patient through out my training with them as I'm a slow learner. I just took 1 time both Theory Test and Boat Handling Assessment and I managed to Pass. Thank You to All Instructors.
Captain Henry, Captain Salim and Major Lim were very helpful in making sure I understood the fundamental basics of boat handling. They were patient in explaining the techniques and steps required to perform Man Overboard, Berthing and Unberthing correctly. They were also willing to accomodate to my last minute requests for slots to practice for my upcoming practical test. Very thankful for their guidance. Really appreciate the tips. I wouldn't have been able to pass without their help.
Instructor Major Lim is very patient and helpful, an excellent teacher to bring a newbie like me to drive the boat with understanding of water & wind power dynamics! Recommend for people who is keen to get PPCDL license
Definitely go for MAJOR LIM SOON LAI at RSYC! I would highly recommend Major Lim for your refresher course instructor before taking the practical test. I passed my practical test FIRST ATTEMPT without any demerit points, all credits goes to Major Lim! Without him, i probably have to retake the second test one month later. PS: He has tips to help you on your oral test, GOOD LUCK!
I would to thank Major Lim Soon Lai, Capt Brian Aw and Capt Hardy for their kind advice and lessons . Appreciated their kind approach in teaching me to how to be a better boatman. I would highly recommended them if you wanted have the best advice on boating
Passed the PPCDL practical assessment today and had a refresher course yesterday with Major Lim. Such a pleasure to learn from him. He is not only very competent, but also very good in teaching you the most accurate techniques to do MOB manoeuvre and berthing/unberthing. Plus he is super nice and friendly. The booking with Boat Shop Asia was very professional and smooth. Absolutely recommendable.
The instructors Captain Tay, Captain Brian and Major Lim are very professional and patient. They helped boost my confidence during my training process and before the actual test.