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Safe Powerboat Handling

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Safe Powerboat Handling

Calendar Next session starts Sep 12, 2020 at 9 am
1 additional session on Sep 19, 2020

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Are you serious about learning how to operate a boat safely and building your on-the-water boat handling skills? Get out of the classroom and behind the wheel! Taught by experienced and certified instructors, this 2-day course is the most comprehensive safe boating course available, combining theoretical classroom knowledge with hands-on demonstrations, lessons and on-the-water drills. Whether you are a beginner or experienced powerboat driver, this course is guaranteed to make you a better boater!

TOPICS COVERED: Classroom topics: Boats, motors & terminology; registration & legal requirements; safety equipment & procedures; rules of the road; basic navigation; emergency procedures & rendering assistance; fueling, launching & trailering; weather, 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: US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certification. This is a NY State, USCG and NASBLA approved course. *This course is approved by NY State to meet the NY State Safe Boating Certificate requirements.


SKILL LEVELS: All levels

AGES: 10 years old and up. Children under 12 shall be accompanied by a parent.

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. This is a hands-on driving course, plus classroom theory.

SCHEDULE: 2-day, 16-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.

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.

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