powerboat lessons

As Northern California’s premier US Powerboating training center, our powerboat classes are taught by top caliber certified USCG captains. With Passage Nautical and the US Powerboating curriculum, you take the nation’s best and most comprehensive hands-on powerboat classes. Our lesson plans are the most comprehensive.

If you’re just starting out, our Safe Powerboat Handling course will get you comfortable behind the wheel in just 2 days. The Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling course covers the same materials and skill building but in 1-day for people with some boating experience.

From there, you can move on to the Cruising Powerboat courses.  These are the advanced courses and if international chartering is your goal, successful completion of these courses earns you your International Proficiency Certificate so you can use this to charter with confidence anywhere in the world.

Whether it’s your first experience at the helm, or your goal is to improve upon existing skills, we have a powerboat course to help you reach your goal. Our courses are taught as private lessons or group lessons.

As Northern California’s only fully licensed on-the-water powerboat school, our goal is to give you the skills and confidence you need to get more out of your boating life.  Start your powerboat classes today and become more confident and comfortable behind the wheel.


Powerboat Handling Classes – Beginner and Refresher

Cruising Powerboat – Advanced Classes