About Glasgow City Boats

Glasgow City Boats are an RYA recognised training centre based in Glasgow City Centre. A dedicated team of professionals who have a passion for all things marine related. We are all employed in the fields we teach. Therefore we feel this benefits our students immensely. Above all we are a friendly approachable training centre who can cater for your needs.  Glasgow City Boats - Glasgows RYA Training centre. 

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John Ewan

Co-founder & principal

John is the co-founder & principal. A professional merchant navy navigation officer with over 750,000 miles travelled at sea! Holds Yachtmaster Power & Sail Circumnavigated the globe many times & over 15 years merchant navy experience. 15+ years teaching on the water.

Jillian Lewis


Jillian is the other co-founder. A medical professional who has worked all over the world on & offshore. She is in charge of our Medical training, business development and looks after our health and safety. Jillian is still a practising medical healthcare professional. 



Stef is one of our Skippers & engineers. 

Over 15 years experience in Boats in the army and  navy where he travelled all over the world.

Stef looks after the engineering and electronics side of things for us and Skippers our boats. 

We are an Royal Yachting Association (RYA) recognised training centre

We are an Royal Yachting Association (RYA) recognised training centre.