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Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling

$275

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.

PRE-REQUISITE: None

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 waterfront@sunymaritime.edu 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.

  • Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling - Session 5: Sep 26th, 2020
    Sat from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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McMurray Hall

(718) 409-2447

SUNY Maritime College - 6 Pennyfield Avenue
Bronx, NY 10465 Get directions

Room: Team Room

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