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K38 Legend and Services

K38 LEGEND AND SERVICES

We Are Partners in the Maritime Community

K38 founded Personal Water Craft training in 1989, and began military training in 1996. We are a maritime heritage company and are partners with leading boating organizations that endorse and manage occupational training. Our goal? Revolutionize lifesaving and train professional coxswains and crew, to lead innovation, standards and modern practices.

Historical

K38’s legacy is a thirty-eight year direct industry connection in 2017.  Working with our boating safety partners; Kawasaki®, Yamaha® and BRP® which goes further back to our humble beginning in 1979, as a first generation operator by founder Shawn Alladio, the leading subject matter expert (SME).  Her knowledge base coupled with certified NSBC and NASBLA instructors have made K38 the authority on Personal Water Craft worldwide. K38 LLC is owned by 3 dedicated professionals who are committed to the company mission. Our foundation lies in the value of partnerships; K38 LLC is based out of Florida, USA. Our clients are our proof; we train the world’s highest elite operators.

Military Heritage

In 1993, K38 began to develop the USCG Advanced Rescue Swimmers Rescue Water Craft program. Currently called the Advanced Helicopter Rescue School; 24 years later we are continue training the USCG STAN Team Instructors.

In 1996, K38 created a military training program from a special lifesaving request from the USMC. Soon after other military divisions began to use Personal Water Craft and K38 was soon traveling other commands. K38 is the creator of MRV (Marine Reconnaissance Vehicle) design, and production, along with training packages with twenty-one years of frontline experience from mission profiles, to safety and equipment support.

As awareness of these boats increased beyond lifesaving, solutions were sought and K38 has been there every design phase leading SME support. In 2008 K38 supported the USMC Recon community in developing their safety MRV’s.  In 2011 K38 developed and built custom Marine Reconnaissance Vessels (MRV) and are the creative behind Project Stingray and Project Jackal.

Night Qualifications

K38 created and is the standard designer for Night Qualification training, we are the sole source provider for this type of operational need. We have been night qualifying personnel since 1993 to date.

Never Quit Challenge

Our signature Never Quit Challenges promote our Jet Ski® Program for long distance hardship trainings and adventures. We dedicate a significant amount of our business working with combat wounded veterans; Blue Star, Silver Star and Gold Star Families and public agency safety personnel. We have an excellent support staff of committed and knowledgeable operators.

Leading

K38 has been a National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) partner and instructor since 1998 to date.  Currently we are the State of California service provider for the Division of Boating and Waterways, and P.O.S.T. Police Officer Standard of Training qualified.  Our international K38 Affiliates operate under the same guidelines and rules, per their country of origin.

In 1998, K38 created big wave surfing Personal Water Craft training for event management and for tow surfing and provides professional safety services at big wave locations worldwide.

K38 has received top honors for the highest awards in the boating safety and law enforcement community, and is inducted into 2 boating Hall of Fames.  In 2016, K38 was awarded the prestigious Hollister Award from the Western States Boating Law Administrators, we have received awards from the following:

  • National Association of State Boating Law Administrators
  • National Safe Boating Council
  • National Water Safety Congress
  • Western States Boating Administrators Association
  • Military Divisions

PROGRAM LEGEND

K38 continues to lead from the front.  We have outreach into 32 countries and have over 26,000 hours of training time in the USA alone!  We appreciate our clients and are proud of the heritage our students carry forward.

  • Founded Rescue Water Craft Association
  • Wake of Fame Awards
  • Combat Wounded Jet Ski Program
  • The History of Jet Skis
  • The History of Rescue Water Craft
  • PWC Registry Program
  • Mentorship Program
  • Junior Boating Program
  • Lucky 38 Race Club
  • Never Quit Challenge

K38 Professional Services

K38 offers services for a variety of instructional needs for qualification, and provides support for the film and movie industry and aquatic events. To request training information: We require a fillable form to be processed for all inquiries.  Please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request the fillable form. Upon review and understanding of client need, a quote or verification will be sent back. Be concise and fill out all applicable forms fields for processing.

All course descriptions listed below describe upon successful course completion student proficiency levels. All course fees are set for a minimum of 6 students per course to host, if the minimum is not met the course will be cancelled, postponed or the full fee will be applied. Water conditions for training are dependent on weather, site location and seasonal environment.

COURSE REGISTRATION OR INFORMATION REQUEST

Open Enrollment courses for public participation are limited to a select few courses annually.  K38 trains agencies for professional development for their marine unit.  To request information on behalf of your department, agency or command please review the following:

  1. Agency Representative Contact Information
  2. Agency Name
  3. Type of Waterway
  4. Amount of Personnel to be trained
  5. Continuing education or program development
  6. Potential dates for training request
  7. Type of current agency Water Craft (RWC) Make, Model and Year of Production
  8. Current level(s) of expertise of participants (Beginner, intermediate, advanced)
  9. Current Certifications of boating safety education per team member (if applicable)
  10. Note Additional Needs
  11. Course payment may be made via PayPal, credit card or check

To request training information: We require a fillable form to be processed for all inquiries.  Please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request the fillable form. Upon review and understanding of client need, a quote or verification will be sent back. Be concise and fill out all applicable forms fields for processing.

Pre-Requisite to all our courses: Basic Boater Education - NASBLA approved online course on your own time applies to all course formats below. We will send you’re the course information for fulfillment. Approximately 4 hrs.

K38 Course Stage Formats:

  • Awareness
  • Basic
  • Introduction
  • Operational
  1. Stage 1 Awareness Level Course  – Rescue Water Craft Course

This Stage 1 course is designed to cover awareness of Rescue Water Craft use and application.  It is classroom specific and covers operational standards, warnings, techniques and physical applications of operation a RWC.  This course includes instructor lecture, video review, and presentations of the basic boating knowledge, safety concerns and program management needs. This course is a discovery phase for implementing a Marine Unit.

Course Identification and Certification Number: K38-OWRWCC-1-17

1 day, 9 hour course

*Pre-requisite applies.  NASBLA or Equivalent Basic Boating Certificate

Course Fee:  $335.00 USD

  1. Stage 2 Basic Level Course – Rescue Water Craft Course

This Stage 2 course is designed to provide a basic level for Rescue Water Craft operations.  This course includes Stage 1, instructor lecture, video review, and presentations. This is a basic boater and familiarization course for 6 vital safety underway skillsets. Students will be evaluated on criterion operational skills. Students in this course will be participating as role players during skillsets. Students will be proficient with the standard skills sets. This program offers a baseline standard of training for entry level operations. Safety Plan is in effect with all training modules

Course Identification and Certification Number: K38-OWRWCC-2-17

2 day, 16 hour course

*Pre-requisite applies.  NASBLA or Equivalent Basic Boating Certificate

Course Fee:  $670.00 USD

  1. Stage 3 Introduction Level  – Rescue Water Craft Course

This Stage 3 course is designed as an operational introduction Rescue Water Craft use as a baseline for operational status and competency.  This course includes Stages 1 & 2, instructor lecture, video review, and presentations.  This is an operational minimum standard for RWC use and complimentary accessories. This stage is a skill based tier layered training.  Students in this course will be participating as role players during skillsets. Students will be evaluated on 10 criterion operational skills. Basic vessel maintenance, loading and launching covered, survivor recovery. Students will be proficient with the standard skills for one to three persons on board. This course offers an optional night operations segment. Safety Plan is in effect with all training modules

Course Identification and Certification Number: K38-OWRWCC-3-17

3 day, 28 Hour Course

*Pre-requisite applies.  NASBLA or Equivalent Basic Boating Certificate

Course Fee:  $1005.00 USD

  1. Stage 4 Intermediate Level – Rescue Water Craft Course

This Stage 4 course is designed to provide an intermediate level of Rescue Water Craft or MRV operations. The MRV military course is a private course not for public use. The skills provided in this course train operators to a variety of response and underway skills. This course includes stages 1, 2, and 3, instructor lecture, video review, and presentations.  Students in this course will be participating as role players during skillsets. Students will be evaluated on operational skills for one to four persons on board. This stage is a skill based tier layered training, preventative vessel maintenance, technical boat handling skills, loading and launching covered, survivor recovery. Students will be proficient with the 13 standard criterion skills sets. This course offers an optional night operations segment. Safety Plan is in effect with all training modules

Course Identification and Certification Number: K38-OWRWCC-4-17

4 day, 34-38 hour course

*Pre-requisite applies.  NASBLA or Equivalent Basic Boating Certificate

Course Fee:  $1,339.00 USD

  1. Stage 5 Operational Level – Rescue Water Craft Course

This Stage 5 course is designed to provide professional development for operational use for Rescue Water Craft. This course includes instructor lecture, video review, and presentations. Stage 5 training is an operational readiness program for advanced boat handling. This stage includes stages 1-4, and is a skill based tier layered training with emphasis on vessel knowledge, preventative maintenance and effective balance points. Students in this course will be participating as role players during skillsets. Students will be evaluated on operational skills. Students will be proficient with 16 standard criterion skills sets, launching and loading, survivor recovery and safe operations for multiple survivors onboard, (one to five). This course offers an optional 1 to 2 night operations segment. Safety Plan is in effect with all training modules.

Course Identification and Certification Number: K38-OWRWCC-5-17

5 day, 40-46 hour course

*Pre-requisite applies.  NASBLA or Equivalent Basic Boating Certificate

Course Fee:  $1674.00 USD

  1. Stage 5 Switfwater/Flood-Operational Rescue Water Craft Course

This course is designed to provide professional development for operational use a Rescue Water Craft in flood or swift water environments.  This course includes stages 1-4, instructor lecture, video review, and presentations. Students in this course will be participating as role players during skillsets.  Students will be proficient with the standard 16 criterion skills sets, preventative maintenance, loading and launching, river operational knowledge and working with 1 to five survivors. This stage is a skill based tier layered technical operations course with an emphasis on vessel stability and dynamic water conditions. Students will be evaluated on criterion operational skills.  Safety Plan is in effect with all training modules

Course Identification and Certification Number: K38-SWFL-RWCC-1-17

5 day, 40 hour course

*Pre-requisite applies.  NASBLA or Equivalent Basic Boating Certificate & SRT Training

Course Fee:  $1,674.00 USD

  1. Stage 5 - Personal Water Craft for Law Enforcement

This Stage 5 course is designed to provide professional development for operational use for Law Enforcement personnel using Personal Water Craft. This course includes stages 1-4, instructor lecture, video review, and presentations. Stage 5 training is an operational readiness program for advanced boat handling. This stage is a skill based tier layered training. Students in this course will be participating as role players during skillsets Students will be evaluated on criterion operational skills. Students will be proficient with the 16 standard criterion skills sets specific for LEO operations; launching and loading, craft daily maintenance and care, survivor recovery, vessel boarding, docking, close quarter and high speed operations. This course offers an optional night operations segment. Safety Plan is in effect with all training modules.

Course Identification and Certificate Number:  K38-PWCLEO-5-17

5 day, 40-46 hour course * Night Qualification optional

*Pre-requisite applies.  NASBLA or Equivalent Basic Boating Certificate

Course Fee:  $1674.00 USD

Military Training

We offer 4 types of courses for military use. One is for the purposes of lifesaving and safety security during training programs (RWC) the second is for military mission (MRV). Thirdly we offer custom courses at the discretion of the client need and lastly we offer Craft Maintenance Courses. Due to the scope of training, K38 shares course information direct with the client, it is not for review of the general public; hours are confidential. We reserve the right of privacy to hold our client confidentiality private due to security and safety reasons.

  1. Stage 5 – Military Rescue Water Craft – Open Water Course

K38 teaches staff and military instructors how to use a Rescue Water Craft (RWC) for lifesaving or drowning prevention. This course includes Stages 1-4.  Upon successful course completion students will be proficient as operators of Rescue Water Craft with complimentary accessories. The training scope is for swims, transits surf passages, ferrying equipment, personnel, and supporting needs for students during division training programs, night and day for the purpose of lifesaving and observation of student safety. Students will be Night Qualified. Water conditions for training are dependent on weather, site location and seasonal environment.

Course Identification and Certificate Number:  K38-RWC-MIL-5-17

Course Fee:  $1674.00 USD

  1. Stage 5 – Military Marine Reconnaissance Vehicle (MRV) Training Course

Advanced military training for the use of Marine Reconnaissance Vehicles (MRV) and complimentary accessories. Upon successful course completion students will be proficient as operators of MRV’s for long distance, launching/loading, recoveries, hoisting, surveillance, nearshore, littoral, surf to high surf training, for safety, missions, rescue and insertion/extraction (OTB) of personnel or equipment, and surf passages. To be capable of operations in dynamic weather and water conditions with or without accessory devices and night qualification. Students will be Night Qualified. Water conditions for training are dependent on weather, site location and seasonal environment.

Course Identification and Certificate Number:  K38-MRV-MIL-5-17

Course Fee:  $1674.00 USD

  1. Stage 1 PWC/RWC/MRV Craft Maintenance Course

This course is offered for professional maintenance of Rescue Water Craft or MRV for specially designed military craft. It covers hourly schedules, troubleshooting, records and replacement parts and servicing. This course includes instructor lecture, video review, and presentations and operational training manuals/reference materials.

1 day, 9 hour course

Course Identification and Certificate Number:  K38-PRMAINT-1-17

Course Fee:  $375.00 USD

Note: This course can have additional days added depending upon the client needs

Mentorship - Junior Boating Program

Our Mentorship Program has been thriving for 28 years.  Through this unique and private partnership with select clients we ensure where there is a need, there is a solution.  K38 offers two unique programs and can offer scholarships for specific areas of need.

  1. Mentor Program is for public safety agencies

Invoice Identification and Number K38-SCH-MTR-17

Our Junior Boating program is designed for training youth for recreational, lifesaving and competitive pursuits.

  1. Junior Boating Program is for youth 

Invoice Identification Number K38-JRBP-17

The vitality of this program is supporting individuals, departments, divisions, veteran programs and youth peer development with special financial needs, program development or sustainment in times of budget crisis.

We have a limited amount of scholarships opportunities available in a calendar year.  Our Mentorship Program is scaled monthly and we have supported thousands of students and agencies in goodwill to reduce injury, accidents or prevent death by providing the highest level of accredited training.

FULFILMENT

Submit a letter of request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and receive a fillable form. 

  1. Contact Name and Address
  2. Type of Training Request Desired
  3. Prospective timeframe (dates)
  4. May require a written or oral interview
  5. For some requests we require a parent or guardian to sign liability waivers if under the age of 18

Once approved after consultation a receipt will be issued for scholarship per the agreement. 

  1. Custom Course– By Written Request

Course Identification and Certificate Number:  K38-CUSTC-17

Pre-requisites may apply.  NASBLA or Equivalent Basic Boating Certificate

  1. Night Qualification Training – By Written Request

Night Qualification training is a complimentary format for RWC or Military MRV courses.  Night Qualification represents the stage and course description and is a secondary qualification specific to operation ‘after hours’.  Night Qualification certifies that a student who has successfully completed a stage 4 or 5 level of training is capable of operating at dark in specific environments using accessory devices underway.

Course Identification and Certificate Number:  K38-NQUAL-17

  1. Water Safety Services

K38 Provides water safety services for a variety of venues using Personal Water Craft (PWC).  Staff are proficient in working on the water, managing a large group of participants, CPR, First Aid and/or EMT qualified and have experience in:

  • Big wave surfing venues
  • Triathlons
  • Surfing contests
  • Open Water Swim events
  • SUP events
  • Personal Water Craft Races
  • Freeride Events
  • Aquatic Programs
  1. Film and Movie Industry PWC Safety Services

K38 provides water safety services for film production or on set safety where a Personal Water Craft is needed with qualified operators.  K38 fields the worlds’ top rated operators who are competent working in dynamic environments in close quarters with multiple weight loads.

K38-FMIS-17

Additional fees may apply for travel or fuel needs for the specific scope of work for the course. The course quote will reflect logical fees if applicable. This will result in the quote for services and may not reflect the actual fees listed above.

 

RECERTIFICATION

Maintaining current K38 certification for qualification of operations must be done prior are right after the expiration date issue on the Stage of Training and the Course Reference Number listed on your certificate.  Lapsed certifications that are 90 days past their expiration date will be required to retake the course at normal course registration fees.

Students can maintain their qualification by retaking the original course at a recertification rate, or by taking a higher stage of training if one is available. 

K38 encourages all students to continue their professional development through continued education.

K38 students records are kept for a period of 3 years and no longer. 

K38 student certification does not qualify them for instructor level training, it is for operational use only.

To apply for recertification please write This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and you will be sent a request form to fill out and return for validity of past course compliance.  After your student identification number is approved you will be sent the necessary documents to proceed.

CONTACT

Ms. Audrey Dalton

Ph.:  561.809.2957

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Mailing Address

7050 W. Palmetto Park Rd.

Suite 15-183, Boca Raton, FL 33433 USA

EIN: 46-5581880

DUNS: 080623014

CAGE CODE: 7VNT7

Note:  The information above lists our current company information.  We accept our latest version as posted on our website, no previous versions will be accepted.  Student Certifications are valid for a period of 3 years upon successful completion. Records are kept and maintained for the 3 year duration only.  We reserve the right to refuse service if students do not come prepared to training with required Personal Protective Equipment due to safety and liability. Courses are run under strict safety and weather guidelines and may be cancelled due to inclement weather, contaminated water or natural disasters; no refunds will be issued, training will be rescheduled.

Updated:  July 21, 2017

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We are a professional service provider

for Water Safety and Event Management

servicing public safety and federal agencies

 

K38 LLC

7050 W. Palmetto Park Road

Suite 15-183

Boca Raton, Florida USA  33433

 

Contact:  Ms. Audrey Dalton

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Phone:  561-809-2957

 

EIN: 46-5581880

DUNS:  080623014

CAGE CODE:  7VNT7

 

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