Safe Power Boat Handling Course

Cost: $750

Start Time: 8:00 am
Duration: 2 days

3 Certifications Earned:

  1. US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certificate
  2. NASBLA Approved Boaters Education Course
  3. SCDNR - State Boating Education Card

The core of our on-the-water training program, Safe Powerboat Handling is a 16-hour, hands-on course for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a small powerboat and improve their boat-handling skills.

Do you love saving money?
This course also qualifies for reduced boat insurance premiums with several carriers

Prerequisites: None. No experience necessary!
Recommended Age: 10 – Adult
Class Time : 8am-5pm


Start DateEnd DateLocationCourse Action
2/26/20222/27/2022Charleston REGISTER NOWWomen
3/12/20223/13/2022Charleston REGISTER NOWWomen
4/23/20224/24/2022Charleston REGISTER NOWWomen
6/11/20226/12/2022Charleston REGISTER NOWWomen
8/20/20228/21/2022Charleston REGISTER NOWWomen

All classes are 16 hours and include:

Classroom Sessions  

  • Starting and Safety

    • Safety, preparation & weather
    • Maneuvering concepts

  • Boating Equipment

    • Registration & capacities
    • Equipment requirements
    • Preparation & fueling procedures

  • Navigation and Rules of Driving

    Navigation rules of the road

  • Aids to Navigation and Environmental Regs

    • Aids to navigation
    • Environment regulations

  • Exam Review Session

    • Review for the Final Exam (separate session)

On-the-Water Boat Lessons

  • On-The Water (Deck Hand)

    • Engine & electrical systems
    • Starting procedures
    • Docking
    • Leaving & returning to a slip
    • Close-quarters maneuvers

  • On-The Water (Deck Hand)

    • Anchoring
    • Steering a range
    • Proceeding to a destination
    • Person in Water rescue

  • Final Exam Skill

    Certified Drivers License, Certified in all states! Earn your boat insurance savings by joining boat lessons. 

(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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