Build Skills Fast With Our Safe Powerboat Handling Course

All courses are currently held as private classes for families or social groups with a max class size of 2 students

In Two Days You’ll Feel Safe and Confident

This course is a 2 day hands-on, on-the-water course and is your jumping off course either as a beginner or a returning boater needing to refresh skills.  In this course you  will learn how to safely operate a small motorboat and gain or improve your boat handling skills.

The US Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) have approved this course for theCalifornia Boater’s Card. The state of California recognizes this course as meeting their requirements for the California Boater’s Card.

The Safe Powerboat Handling course covers all the required education topics for you to operate safely and confidently on a small motorboat to 25′.  There are no prerequisites to taking this course.

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Covid Class Changes

  • Maximum is 2 students From same household or social group
  • Minimum for class is 2 students
  • Fuel, boat and insurance included
  • $1050
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On-the-Water Sessions

  • Engine & electrical systems
  • Starting procedures
  • Docking
  • Leaving & returning to a slip
  • Close-quarters maneuvers
  • Anchoring
  • Steering a range
  • Proceeding to a destination
  • Person in Water rescue

Classroom Sessions

  • Safety, preparation & weather
  • Maneuvering concepts
  • Registration & capacities
  • Equipment requirements
  • Preparation & fueling procedures
  • Navigation rules of the road
  • Aids to navigation
  • Environment regulations

Prerequisites

  • None, no experience necessary!

Suggested Age

  • 10–adult (may be affected by state minimum age)

Certification(s) Earned

  • US Sailing/US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certificate (NASBLA Approved)
  • You’re ready to take the California Boaters Card Test
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