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On the Water Training

The Fastest Way to Learn to Boat. Guaranteed!

The Fastest Way to Learn to Boat. Guaranteed!

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Welcome to the Boating Community!

If you are new to the exciting world of boating, it helps to have a trusted guide that you can rely on for expert advice on building your confidence, knowledge & skills.

At SaferBoater, we have hundreds of elite USCG-Certified  Master Captains teaching our standardized on-the-water training programs to people just like you.

You will learn everything you need to know about safety and boat handling so you have the confidence and skill to keep your family safe as you enjoy the freedom a new boat brings.

For Beginners, our four 3-Hour Skill Builder Modules are an excellent way to learn about safety, rules, and boat handling to build your confidence and skill.

For More Experienced Boaters, our Personalized Skill-Builder courses allow you to focus on the specific areas you want to develop.  These include docking, trailering, advanced maneuvers & skill refreshers.

If Your State Requires a Boating License, our certified Licensing Courses are valid in all 50 states and internationally.

Women on the Water Course

Make the commitment to develop your skills, embrace your love of boating, and join our boating community as a safe & confident boater.  Your family and friends will love you for it!

There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ~ Kenneth Grahame

Hands-on Powerboat Training
  • We remain open Year-Round and our instructors boast the highest level of certifications & training in the industry.
Boating means Freedom for the whole family
  • As an internationally accredited Training School, you have access to a wide variety of education classes, certification opportunities, and personalized skill-building training.
Training for the Whole Family
  • All courses are taught on the water, with classes ranging from 3 to 46 hours, depending on the level of skill or certification desired.

You get the same great training from each of our captains throughout the U.S., regardless if you take a course in Maine or Florida, Texas, or Ohio.  Its the same premier experience in every location.

The SaferBoater Difference - Why Choose Us?

Any licensed captain can theoretically teach you the basics of how to drive a boat. So why is SaferBoater so Succesful in teaching new boat owners?

Because our On The Water Training Program is the Fastest Way to Learn to Boat. Guaranteed!

To start, we offer standardized, certified training courses that are recognized in all 50 States and internationally in over 30 countries.  This means you could visit hundreds of our captains and get the same premier boater training, regardless if you attend a class in Maine, Florida, Texas, or Ohio.

Equally as important, you will have the knowledge, capability and legal eligibility required to buy, rent & operate boats in each state that requires a boating license.  As an added benefit, our curriculum will meet the requirements (and even save  you money) with most insurance carriers as well.

SaferBoater students also build practical knowledge quicker because we teach our certification lessons first in a classroom and then on a boat! Our hands-on training approach dominates the old, boring classroom-only or online style used by other schools.

Every course we offer is hands-on and water based, with expert instruction provided by Certified Sailing/Powerboat Instructors.  We empower students with the skills and confidence they need to get more out of their boating experience, all while allowing them to become safer boat operators.

We also hold the distinction of being one of the only accredited schools for US Powerboating and US Sailing in the U.S.

Classes are held year-round, with Specialty Programs catering exclusively to women, families, private groups, teens & youth aged 10+, and first-time boat owners.

So while there may be many boat captains, we have the only standardized system available to turn you from a novice to a confident captain in just a few short days.



East Coast : Maine - Texas
We have begun our Westward expansion as of Fall of 2023.


US Sailing/Powerboating is the national leader in on-the-water training and education.

US Powerboating is an affiliate of US Sailing, the National Governing Body for the sport of sailing in the United States. It is nationally approved by NASBLA, the National Association of Boating Administrators, in all 50 states.

Courses taught with the NSBC are approved by NASBLA and are offered in 3-hour sections on the website.

  • As a rigorously Trained & Certified U.S. Sailing School, we are one of only a handful of schools in the entire United States authorized to certify you with both a Sailing and Yacht IPC certification.
  • How? (glad you asked...)

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