Teens Power Boat Handling

"Boating Driver's License"

Cost: $500

Start Time: 8:00 am
Duration: 4 days

Prerequisites: None. No experience necessary!
Recommended Age: 10 – 17
Class Time : 8a - 12p or 1p - 5p
Summer Schedule : June 27 - 30, 2022 | Monday thru Thursday

This Safe Powerboat Handling program is US Powerboating certified course designed for teens and youth ages 10 - 17.

Our Teen course is currently only offered in the Summer Months and you can choose a morning or afternoon session for our 4-Day Class.

Each day, students will spend time in the classroom learning valuable skills, and then going on a boat to practice those skills.  

It is designed to educate teens to operate a boat safely and build a strong foundation of skills that they will need to traverse the heavily-populated waterways of South Carolina.

They will earn 3 certificates (NASBLA, DNR & US Powerboating) which gives them the equivalent of a Boating License, which makes them eligible to rent & operate boats in all 50 States.

PARENTS: This course provides a discount for most insurance.

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 a total of 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

(843) 971-0700


Based in South Carolina


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