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Launch Tender Course
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USCG Limited Master (Launch Tender)
**CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS
March 4 & 5, 2023
April 22 & 23, 2023
May 13 & 14, 2023
June 10 & 11, 2023
October 14 & 15, 2023
This 2-day, hands-on course is designed for anyone who wants to work as a launch driver at marinas, yacht clubs, waterfront centers and camps. As part of this course you will earn a certificate in lieu of an exam at the United States Coast Guard so that you may apply for a US Coast Guard License for Limited Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels or Master of Self Propelled Vessels engaged in launch tender service upon inland waters (not more than ½ nautical mile from shore). In addition you will earn a US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certification and a New York State equivalent Boating Safety Certificate.
Classroom topics: Registration & legal requirements; safety equipment & procedures; safe boat operation; rules of the road & basic navigation; emergency procedures & rendering assistance; weather & the marine environment; and more!
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; towing; person in the water recovery; anchoring; and more!
This is a NY State, USCG and NASBLA approved course. Upon successful completion of the course, on-the-water skills, and four multiple choice tests, you will receive US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certification, which also meets the NY State Safe Boating Certificate requirements, and a SUNY Maritime College Launch Tender license, which exempts you from the USCG exam when applying for a Limited Masters or Limited OUPV License. You have 12 months upon completion of the course to submit your complete application to the USCG. You do not need to complete any requirements prior to taking the course.
There are no prerequisites to take the course, but you will need to meet requirements for your USCG license application, including: Sea Time, TWIC Card, Physical exam, including eye exam; drug test.
All skill levels
**If you do not need the USCG Launch Tender License, we recommend the Safe Powerboat Handling Course.**
17 and up to take the class; 18 to apply for license
2-day, 16-hr course
COURSE MATERIALS PROVIDED:
US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling textbook, review questions and logbook.
Waterfront Programs take place at McMurray Hall on SUNY Maritime College's campus at 6 Pennyfield Avenue, Bronx, NY 10465. Mass transit and parking are available.