Safe Power Boat Handling

"Boating Driver's License"

Cost: $750

Start Time: 8:00 am
Duration: 2 days

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

In this US Powerboating certified course you will earn your NASBLA, DNR & US Powerboating Certificates.

These 3 licenses give you the equivalent of a Boating License, which makes you eligible to rent & operate boats in all 50 States.

Our 2 day, 16-hour curriculum is taught first in a classroom, and then On a Boat!   This hands-on training approach dominates the boring classroom-only or online styles used by other schools.

This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a 25' or less powerboat and improve their boat-handling skills.

Did you know?  Mention this course to your insurance company to reduce your boat insurance premiums.

3 Certifications Earned:

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

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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