Safe Powerboat Handling Class

Saturday & Sunday | 9:00am - 4:00pm

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
  • DockingLeaving & 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 navigationEnvironmental regulations

Additional Details:

  • Prerequisites: none
  • Ages 12-Adult
  • Certification(s) Earned: US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling certificate
  • Cost: $600 which includes all books and materials needed