It's good to hear that you pay more and that there are no PBI's willing to work for less.
NAVSAR were willing to publish a day rate which is unusual. My comments to SEA Skills, which I have made before in these forums, are that his rates are very nice, but not typical of the rates in areas with more schools in competition with each other.
Good news is that any PBI looking for work now has three leads and starter rates.
Out of interest what would you pay for a Commercial Power Yachtmaster, APBI for 10 years with a passion for enabling safety and improving people as boat drivers.