US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling

Prerequisite: None
Suggested Age: 12-adult
Certifications Earned: NASBLA certificate, MA boating education certificate, Safe Powerboat Handling certificate
Price: $145
We are offering two courses in spring 2016, April 16/17 and May 14/15. Courses run from 10-6. Please note that only the first day of each course is shown in the booking information; each course meets on both Saturday and Sunday.
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This 16-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a small motorboat and improve their boathandling skills on actual boats.

The US Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) have approved this course, and an increasing number of states have recognized it as meeting their requirements for a state boating safety education certificate. Students will learn:

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