Safe Powerboat Handling Course


Thank you for a great 2021 season! We will see you in the spring of 2022!


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 boat-handling skills on actual boats. Completing a power boating course makes good sense. You want to enjoy your day on the water feeling confident that you have the skills and knowledge to operate your boat safely and efficiently. Our hands-on, on-the-water courses taught by certified powerboat instructors provides the training you need. 

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.


On-the-water topics covered:

-Engine and electrical systems

-Starting procedures


-Leaving and returning to a slip

-Close-quarters maneuvers


-Steering a range

-Proceeding to a destination

-Person in water rescue

Classroom sessions:

-Safety, prep, and weather

-Maneuvering concepts

-Registration and capacities

-Equipment requirements

-Prep and fueling procedures

-Navigation rules of the road

-Aids to navigation

-Environment regulations

Tuition: $510 per person, including all course materials including Start Powerboating Right! textbook, Safe Powerboat Handling certification sticker, official logbook, sport powerboat certification standards, review questions, NASBLA supplement to Start Powerboating Right! NASBLA course completion card

This is a four-evening course running 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Minimum required for course is 4 students, with a maximum of 6 students per session.