Sailing & Powerboat Courses

Get a Certified "Boating Drivers License" ...

Classes are designed for youth 10 and up — with courses featuring a women's, youth, and new boat owners program.

Courses taught by Certified US Power Boating Instructor/Captains designed for boat owners and boat enthusiasts.

Drivers Education

for Boaters

The Drivers Education for Boaters course

The only hands-on training system that teaches you everything you need to know about operating boats safely on the water.

First-time boat ownership is at an all-time high. And if you are like most new boat owners, you’re excited to get out on the water for the first time.

It’s important to have fun while being safe. And THAT is where we come in.


Prior experience: NONE
Age: Must be 10+ 

As someone who loves boats, but was never really trained how to operate one properly, it’s like SaferBoater’s hands-on training courses were designed specifically with me in mindAndy Larson

Upcoming Courses

Course ActionCourse TitleStart DateEnd DateTimeLocation
Details  RegisterSafe Powerboat Handling11/06/202111/07/20218:00 AM - 5:00 PMCharleston, SC
Details  RegisterSafe Powerboat Handling12/11/202112/12/20218:00 AM - 5:00 PMCharleston, SC
Details  RegisterWomen's Safe Powerboat Handling10/30/202110/31/20218:00 AM - 5:00 PMCharleston, SC
Details  RegisterWomen's Safe Powerboat Handling12/04/202112/05/20218:00 AM - 5:00 PMCharleston, SC
Details  RegisterBoat Trailer Maneuvering10/14/202110/14/20218:00 AM - 10:00AMCharleston, SC
Details  RegisterBoat Trailer Maneuvering10/21/202110/21/20218:00 AM - 10:00AMCharleston, SC
Details  RegisterBoat Trailer Maneuvering10/28/202110/28/20218:00 AM - 10:00AMCharleston, SC
Details  RegisterBoat Trailer Maneuvering11/04/202111/04/20218:00 AM - 10:00AMCharleston, SC
Details  RegisterBoat Trailer Maneuvering11/11/202111/11/20218:00 AM - 10:00AMCharleston, SC
Details  RegisterBoat Trailer Maneuvering11/18/202111/18/20218:00 AM - 10:00AMCharleston, SC

Operating a boat safely takes more work than you might think.

There are Laws to Follow


Skills to Master


Lives & Property to Protect


With little-to-no experience, it is common as a new boat owner to feel anxious or suffer from a lack of confidence in your boating skills.

After all, making the wrong choice on the water can change a day of Sun & Fun into a costly event. You may even find yourself in a life-threatening situation!

We understand boaters, because we are boaters.

At SaferBoater, we know that you want to be safe while enjoying your time on the boat. In order to do that, you need to be confident in your skill level and ability to handle yourself on the water.

If you have never had someone teach you the basic rules about boat handling, you tend to become anxious and frustrated when you should remain calm and level-headed. This leads to accidents.

We understand how you feel.  As boat owners and enthusiasts, we believe confidence starts by having a fantastic instructor.

Our captains are among the most experienced mariners in the world, as they must undergo a rigorous US Coast Guard certification process, and most have their 100 Ton Captains License. 

They will teach you everything you need to know about operating a boat safely on the water.

And the Best Part?

Have a dedicated guide will help you reach your goal of becoming a safer, more confident boater more quickly.


Learning to Boat is as simple as 1, 2, 3

Anyone can learn to drive a boat with our simple system. Here is how we do it


1 : Choose Course


2: Attend Training


3: Become a SaferBoater

Develop your skill in just 3 Hours

We have several outstanding courses. Learn the basics with our 3 hour beginner course, or earn an International Boaters Driver’s License in one of our Full 2 Day Courses.

See a Featured Course below or click here to view all of our courses.  Some of the skills you will learn include:  

  • Rules of the Water
  • Safety, Weather & General Prep
  • Navigational Aids
  • Docking
  • Anchoring
  • Leaving & Returning to a Slip
  • Maneuvering
  • Close-Quarter Maneuvers
  • Boat Trailer Maneuvering
  • Man Overboard Rescues
  • Engine & Electrical Systems
  • Route Planning
  • Prep and Fueling Procedures
  • Environmental Regulations

Will we have the privilege of training you next?

Stop wondering if you are following the rules. We will teach them to you.

Learn to expertly maneuver your boat. Your anxiety of launching, docking and driving will become a thing of the past. 

You have the power to Make Boating Fun Again by learning the skills every captain needs to run their own ship.  You will be back out on the water, enjoying some fun in the sun before you know it.

After all, isn’t that why you bought your boat in the first place?

(843) 971-0700


Based in South Carolina

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We offer courses for the beginner to the experienced operator - if you have questions, we have answers...

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