This 14-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a powerboat and improve their boat handling skills on actual boats. The US Coast Guard has approved this course and recognizes it as a standard in boat handling. Classroom sessions and on-the-water sessions totaling six to eight hours each, covering required education topics in which students learn:

On-the-Water Sessions
Starting procedures
Leaving & returning to a slip
Close-quarters maneuvers
Steering a range
Proceeding to a destination
Person in Water rescue
Engine & electrical systems

Classroom Sessions
Safety, prep & weather
Maneuvering concepts
Registration & capacities
Equipment requirements
Prep & fueling procedures
Navigation and rules of the road
Aids to navigation
Environmental regulations


Prerequisites: none
Ages 12-Adult
Certification(s) Earned: US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling certificate
Cost: $500 which includes all books and materials needed ($530 will include lunch)