About Us

Skippers Tickets Now offer personalised service that focuses on the needs of the student.We are a small owner operated marine training business. We are flexible with times and locations and will always do our best to work out something that is right for you.

Our training is audited and approved by Yachting WA (our Authorised Provider). Yachting WA is one of Western Australia’s largest and most respected Skippers Ticket Authorised Providers.

We are fully compliant with Department of Transport and AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) requirements.

Skippers Tickets Now holds full professional indemnity insurance and public liability insurance with Q.B.E.

Trainer Profile: Jacob Matan, Owner Operator of Skippers Tickets Now, Coxswain Grade 1, Cert 4 TAE.

The first thing you will notice when you train with me is that I am someone who really enjoys what I do. I take marine training seriously and care that you learn to operate a boat safely. This is my career and my business.

I am born and bred in WA and being on the ocean has been a way of life since an early age. Whoever said you can’t mix business and pleasure was wrong if you ask me. I enjoy what I do and love to get out on the water every day whether it be training, sailing, surfing, kitesurfing, stand up paddle boarding, fishing or any other way I can manage. Marine training is my way of sharing my love of the ocean with others.

I have been around boats my whole life. From working surf charters in Indonesia to building navigation markers in Darwin to sailing thousands of miles along the West Oz coast. I have built a life around the ocean and now want to share that with my students.

I particularly enjoy seeing new boaters at the helm getting a feel for the nuances of operating a boat. I take a lot of care to make sure beginners get the most out of the experience. At the same time if you’re an experienced boater I am not going to waste your whole day trying to teach you things you already know. For me skippers ticket training is about the student. I do my very best to make sure you get what you need out of the experience.