NSBC - Introduction to Powerboating

Cost: $175

Start Time: 11 am
Duration: 3 Hours

Prerequisites: None. No experience necessary!
Recommended Age: 10 – Adult
Class Time : 11am-2pm

Certifications Information:
This Course does NOT qualify for a Boater Education Certification Card

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National Safe Boating Council

National Safe Boating Council - Module 1

This Introduction to Powerboating course is your first step to becoming familiar and comfortable with your boat handling skills. Think of it as the first day of Driver's ED.

Just as you wouldn't jump in a car and head out on the highway your first day, it also makes little sense to hop on a boat and expect to figure it out as you go.

On the Water Sessions  

Starting & Safety

  • Centering the wheel
  • Shifting gears
  • Pre-departure Checklist
  • Station Holding
  • and more...

This course will teach you the basic parts of the boat, rules of the water, operating instructions, handling waves & wind, and safety checklists.

Boating is meant to be fun and relaxing, but no one has fun if you have an accident on the water. By taking this course, you can be confident in your knowledge of the basic safety & operating procedures required to run your boat.

Introduction to Powerboating

Module One

  • Centering the wheel
  • Shifting gears
  • Pre-departure checklist
  • Station Holding
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Precision Docking & Boat Handling

Module Two

  • 180-degree turnarounds
  • Docking on port & starboard
  • Departing from dock
  • Using S.C.A.N. procedures
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Open Water Boat Handling

Module Three

  • Utilizing boat trim
  • Displacement & Planning
  • Ferrying
  • Emergency Stops
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Open Water Advanced Maneuvering

Module Four

  • Crossing waves and wakes
  • Person overboard retrieval
  • Sharp turning on plane
  • Advanced avoidance
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Based in South Carolina


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