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Launch Tender Package
Launch Tender Package
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This 2-day, hands-on course is for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a powerboat, improve their boat handling skills and earn 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.) This course and license is designed for powerboat operators working as launch drivers at marinas, yacht clubs, waterfront centers and camps.
TOPICS COVERED: 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!
CERTIFICATIONS GRANTED: 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 certificate, 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.
PRE-REQUISITE: There are no pre-requisites 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.
SKILL LEVEL: All skill levels
**If you do not need the USCG Launch Tender License, we recommend the Safe Powerboat Handling Course.**
AGES: 17 and up
SCHEDULE: 2-day, 16-hr course
Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to open up registration at this time. We hope to get back on the water ASAP. If you’d like to register, please add yourself to the waitlist. As soon as we confirm your selected course will run, we will contact you to take payment and finalize your registration. Registrations will be confirmed in order of your placement on the waitlist; we anticipate there will be an increased demand for powerboat courses this spring, so we do encourage you to sign up. There is no fee to register on the waitlist.