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The James Brooke Academy of Nautical Excellence has established a worldwide reputation in the industry for unparalleled access to the best training, luxury yacht charters and independent yacht sales advice in the UK and globally.

Specialising in the largest and most modern yachts, our Academy enjoys unrivalled access to the widest range of yachts across both power and sail fleets, globally. We are known for providing excellent service to our clients, at the very highest level.


From the basics of learning the ropes, to the fine art of advanced boat handling.


Creating memories on the water that last a lifetime.


Let us guide you to the yacht that best suits your requirements.

‘James, often when your dreams come true the reality fails to live up to your imagined world. Not in this case and very largely because of the people that have helped us realise the dream. So our very sincere thanks to you for the part you have played in delivering this fantastic reality! From a personal point of view I want to thank you for your patience, calm and very clear instruction and copious use of neutral gear in driving both boat and trainee helmsman!’
Sunseeker Predator 57 Owner

Meet James Brooke

As a former Royal Marines Instructor and RNLI Lifeboat Crewman, James founded the Academy to share the extensive knowledge he gained over many years at the helm. He enjoys helping individuals and families learn the skills and develop the confidence required to fulfil their boating aspirations.

Enquire about Home
To check availability and charter rates for Home simply complete the form below we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Training Enquiry

To enquire about any of our available training courses please complete the form below indicating which course/s you are interested in and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Sales Enquiry

We’d be delighted to help guide you toward your next purchase please complete the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.


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