Youth Safe Power Boat Handling Course

Cost: $750

Location: Charleston, SC
Start Time: 8:00 am
Duration: 2 days


Prerequisites: None, no experience necessary!
Recommended Age: 10 – Adult
3 Certifications Earned:

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


Course TitleStart DateEnd DateLocation
Safe Powerboat Handling11/06/202111/07/2021Charleston, SC
Safe Powerboat Handling12/11/202112/12/2021Charleston, SC
Women's Safe Powerboat Handling10/30/202110/31/2021Charleston, SC
Women's Safe Powerboat Handling12/04/202112/05/2021Charleston, SC
Boat Trailer Maneuvering10/14/202110/14/2021Charleston, SC
Boat Trailer Maneuvering10/21/202110/21/2021Charleston, SC
Boat Trailer Maneuvering10/28/202110/28/2021Charleston, SC
Boat Trailer Maneuvering11/04/202111/04/2021Charleston, SC
Boat Trailer Maneuvering11/11/202111/11/2021Charleston, SC
Boat Trailer Maneuvering11/18/202111/18/2021Charleston, SC

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 Sessions  

  • 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