Safe Powerboat Handling

The Fun and Easy Way to Start Powerboating Now!

Enjoy your boating experience even more!  This 14-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.  No previous experience is required!

This is a US Powerboating certification course that uses a curriculum designed by experts in the marine industry from organizations including US Powerboating, the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). 

Students 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

Prerequisites: none

Certification(s) Earned: US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling certificate

Price:  $765

Check the J World calendar for dates for this course.

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