Private Powerboat Lessons - Basic To Advanced

Be a better boater with private lessons

If you want to learn to boat, our private courses are a great alternative to rigid group lessons that force you into long days and a fixed timeline. Whether you’re looking to refresh your skills or try lessons before committing to buying a boat, private instruction is the best way to accomplish this.

Private lessons give you:

  • a high level of focused attention to fast-track competency and skill training.
  • flexible scheduling that aligns with your availability,
  • online access to the theory so you have 24-hour access, and no rigid classroom structures.
  • begin learning classroom materials before your lessons. Early prep makes for more effective learning and greater retention.
  • Private learning experiences are proven to improve learning and heighten retention by 30%.

Lesson days are scheduled to average 4-6 hours a day. This time is spent onboard the boat.  We (and science) have determined that a maximum 6-hour day maximizes retention and learning. After your initial assessment, we have a clear sense of your learning style and areas of focus for your full education.

We create customized learning experiences to successfully meet your boating goals, whether it’s boat ownership, chartering, or being a better crew member.

We have a fantastic team of qualified instructors who will get you confident and boating safely in no time.  All our lessons are taught on new Beneteau boats.  You have the latest in designs, electronics and industry technology.

Our private lessons are offered all year long, seven days a week, with start times from early morning to late afternoons.  Give us a call or book your package on line, and we’ll schedule your customized learning experience.

Where to start

1-Day Skill Building Custom Course

Our single day lesson is a great starting point if you  want to refresh your skills or are new to boating and want to get a feel for the sport and if this is for you. This lesson gives you a focused sense of your skill sets handling a boat in open water or close quarters and and quickly helps you understand your level of comfort on board.

Most people returning to powerboating after a break or those starting out find docking and maneuvering in tight spaces the most challenging. This private lessons gets you up to speed quickly and with great confidence. The course content is customized to your needs. 

2-Day Safe Powerboat Handling Course

Review the course curriculum.This course is a 2-day (16 hour) 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 the California Boater’s Card. The state of California recognizes this course as meeting their requirements for the California Boater’s Card.

There are no prerequisites to taking this course.

3-Day Powerboat Cruising Course

Review our course content for the skills competency curriculum and overview of the course. In our 3-day course you get your skill levels up in half the time of large classes and go from novice to boater. The individual focus of the course allows for personalization and attention, unlike general schools that specialize in large group lessons.

The course is taught to the the US Powerboating Curriculum and taught by experienced instructors.  In a private course you move at your own pace and are able to focus on areas where you need more skill training and practice. It’s the fastest and best way to learn and be comfortable on the water. Some powerboat experience helpful

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