This 14-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is designed for mariners who want to learn how to safely operate a powerboat larger than 30 feet and improve their boat handling skills. This course focuses on how to responsibly operate a twin screw powered cruising vessel during daylight hours within sight of land in light to moderate wind and sea conditions.


On-the-Water Sessions

  • Advanced Docking
  • Team coordinated leaving & returning to a slip
  • Dense harbor maneuvers
  • Open water boat control
  • Visual piloting
  • Intermediate anchoring
  • Securing a large vessel

Classroom Sessions

  • Liveaboard marine systems
  • Inboard engine checks
  • Twin screw maneuvering concepts
  • Emergency procedures
  • Deck Safety




Certification(s) Earned:
US Powerboating Basic Cruising Certificate

$750 which includes all books and materials needed