About Us

SaferBoater is a 501C3, South Carolina based boating company, professionally focused on training those interested in becoming great boaters.

We are SaferBoater.org, a 501C3, South Carolina-based boating company professionally focused on training those interested in becoming great boaters. Moreso - We are a group of safe boating advocates and trainers dedicated to helping new boat drivers navigate the waterways.

Boating has changed from the days of learning from dad to take the helm to crowded situations where knowing how to maneuver through close calls could mean the difference between life and death, your life, your loved ones, and friends departing too soon in an unnecessary way.

Captains don’t work for glory or great money. They work because they enjoy sharing their love of the water with newcomers. Twenty years ago, captains would gladly work on the weekends and holidays. As the waterways became more crowded, the captains witnessed more and more crazy happenings daily, and the climate changed. Captains would go for a premium on a holiday; then, as it became more dangerous, captains felt that working a holiday was taking their lives in their hands, trying to avoid the lost souls navigating the waterways without the benefit of education.

Accredited US Sailing & US Powerboating School

We are a group of safe boating advocates and trainers dedicated to helping new boat drivers navigate the waterways.

It is not hard to find feeds of the craziness happening. Boat fail videos are trending up. There are plenty of real-life examples and videos of the craziness you see on the waterways. That prompted us to learn to be the best training organization we can be. We recruited experienced captains that enjoy teaching, put them through rigid training and qualification courses, and have built the best team on the east coast to train you to drive a boat, power, or sail, big or small. We provide a structured educational program that builds a foundation for the skills and knowledge to be safe and enjoy years of boating memories with fewer nightmares.

Our instructors are certified with the highest instructor certification you can obtain. Our courses range from on-the-water instruction from three hours to 56 hours, depending on your objective. NASBLA approves the certifications we offer for all 50 states. The higher-level yacht programs, in power or sail, are recognized by the European Union and are honored in 25 countries worldwide as an International Certificate of Competency, the highest qualification a non-professional can receive. It allows you to rent a yacht without a captain for yourself and your family. It is accepted where a USCG 6 OUPV is not. US Powerboating is the ONLY certification recognized at their level in the US. We would love the opportunity to share our knowledge and love of the waterways with you and help you build the skills and knowledge you are looking to obtain.

We welcome and congratulate you on your journey to a lifetime of fun in the sun, wind, and waves. Here is to many years of happy and safe boating!

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