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. See below for curriculum and what you'll learn.


On-the-Water Sessions

  • Starting procedures
  • Docking
  • Leaving & returning to a slip
  • Close-quarters maneuvers
  • Anchoring
  • 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




Certification(s) Earned:
US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certificate

$500 which includes all books and materials needed