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Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling

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Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling


PUBLIC COURSES ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN MAY 1, WITH A FULL CALENDAR TO FOLLOW THROUGHOUT THE SPRING, SUMMER AND FALL. Please register for the waitlist below and we will notify you when courses are open for registration with additional course dates. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Do you already have your State Boating Certificate and want hands-on instruction, and lots of on-the-water time? Taught by experienced and certified instructors, this 1-day course emphasizes hands-on demonstrations, lessons and on-the-water drills. Suitable for all skill levels, this is a hands-on driving course with minimal classroom time for those with prior theoretical and classroom knowledge.

TOPICS COVERED: Dockside & on-the-water skills: Operations checklists; engine troubleshooting; leaving & returning to a dock or slip; slow and high speed boat handling and close-quarters maneuvering; navigation; towing; person in the water recovery; anchoring; and more!

CERTIFICATIONS GRANTED: US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certification.


SKILL LEVEL: All levels

AGES: 12 years old and up.

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE: Anyone looking to learn to operate a powerboat safely and/or practice and improve on-the-water boat handling skills who does not need or already has their state Safe Boating Certificate. This is a hands-on driving course.

SCHEDULE: 1-day, 8-hr course; weekend and custom-scheduled courses available. *Please contact if you’d like to set up a custom course at your location or ours!

COURSE MATERIALS: US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling textbook, review questions and logbook.

COVID-19 Protocols in Place

In conjunction with campus regulations, approved face coverings must be worn at all times while on the SUNY Maritime College campus. Neck gaiters, bandanas and Buffs are not permitted. If you do not have an appropriate face covering, a medical grade mask will be provided. To help maintain the safety of our campus and program community, participants are asked to complete a confidential health assessment prior to attending a course, each day of the course. If you answer "yes" to any of the screening questions, please stay home and a full refund or transfer into another course will be provided. To complete this assessment, please download the Campus Clear app  and complete your assessment on the day of your program prior to your arrival on campus. 


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