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US Powerboating - Safe Powerboat Handling

2/01/2023   -   12/31/2023     Add to your calendar
 
Nautical Solutions
Nationwide
Surf City, NJ 08008 USA
  Contact: Jaimie Bartlett
  Ph:   (609) 276-6703
organizations, yacht clubs, recreational boaters, commercial mariners, and companies - host a US Powerboating course at your organization or on your recreational vessel! We bring the instructor to you to certify students! Contact us today to schedule a course or create a custom course.


Limited Master (USCG Launch Tender)

3/04/2023   -   3/05/2023     Add to your calendar
 
SUNY Maritime College
6 Pennyfield Avenue, McMurray Hall
Bronx, NY 10465 USA
  Contact: Waterfront
  Ph:   718-409-2992
This 2-day, hands-on course is designed for anyone who wants to work as a launch driver at marinas, yacht clubs, waterfront centers and camps. As part of this course you will earn a certificate in lieu of an exam at the United States Coast Guard so that you may apply for a US Coast Guard License for Limited Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels or Master of Self Propelled Vessels engaged in launch tender service upon inland waters (not more than ½ nautical mile from shore). In addition you will earn a US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certification and a New York State equivalent Boating Safety Certificate.


Safe Powerboat Handling

3/11/2023   -   3/12/2023     Add to your calendar
 
SUNY Maritime College
6 Pennyfield Avenue, McMurray Hall
Bronx, NY 10465 USA
  Contact: Waterfront
  Ph:   718-409-2992
Are you serious about learning how to operate a boat safely and building your on-the-water boat handling skills? Get out of the classroom and behind the wheel! Taught by experienced and certified instructors, this 2-day course is the most comprehensive safe boating course available, combining theoretical classroom knowledge with hands-on demonstrations, lessons and on-the-water drills. Whether you are a beginner or experienced powerboat driver, this course is guaranteed to make you a better boater!


Basic Powerboat Cruising Level-1: Foundations

3/17/2023   -   3/19/2023     Add to your calendar
 
Shearwater University Powerboating School
1004 Commercial Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 USA
  Contact: Phyllis Woolwine
  Ph:   (425) 772-1344
This is the first part of our Basic Powerboat Cruising course. Our 3 day Level-1 provides a full day of instruction on cruising powerboat systems, plus two days of our top-shelf Close Quarters Maneuvering & Docking training. Taught on Imagine, our spectacular Selene 40 trawler. After this class you can day cruise the boat, and are prepared for Level-2: San Juan Islands Cruising Immersion, which completes your thorough training and your Basic Powerboat Cruising Certification. You can then charter Imagine for multi-day cruises in the San Juan Islands. See also our 7-day Basic Powerboat Cruising Intensive course in the San Juan Islands, and our Inshore Powerboat Cruising class, which qualifies you for international chartering.


Private Powerboat Lessons

4/01/2023   -   11/15/2023     Add to your calendar
 
Center Helm

Chicago, IL 60614 USA
  Contact: Capt. Scott Souders
  Ph:   (630) 853-2774
Receive personalized instruction, tips, and strategies that best match your boat and your boat's dock from a US Powerboating Instructor Trainer. Whether you are a first-time boat owner or looking to elevate your current boat handling and navigation skills, a private lesson can help you build your confidence behind the helm. Common topics include but are not limited to: Docking, alongside, and in a slip Close quarters maneuvering Anchoring Yacht systems Crew Management


Safe Powerboat Handling

4/01/2023   -   4/02/2023     Add to your calendar
 
SUNY Maritime College
6 Pennyfield Avenue, McMurray Hall
Bronx, NY 10465 USA
  Contact: Waterfront
  Ph:   718-409-2992
Are you serious about learning how to operate a boat safely and building your on-the-water boat handling skills? Get out of the classroom and behind the wheel! Taught by experienced and certified instructors, this 2-day course is the most comprehensive safe boating course available, combining theoretical classroom knowledge with hands-on demonstrations, lessons and on-the-water drills. Whether you are a beginner or experienced powerboat driver, this course is guaranteed to make you a better boater!


Basic Powerboat Cruising Level-2: San Juan Islands Cruising Immersion

4/06/2023   -   4/09/2023     Add to your calendar
 
Shearwater University Powerboating School
1004 Commercial Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 USA
  Contact: Phyllis Woolwine
  Ph:   (425) 772-1344
This second part of our Basic Powerboat Cruising course takes you deep into the San Juan Islands of Northwest Washington. Training here will prepare you for anywhere - blowing your horizons wide open. Taught on Imagine, our spectacular Selene 40 trawler. This class builds on the Level-1 class (March 17-19). After Level-2 you can charter Imagine for multi-day cruises in the San Juan Islands. See also our 7-day Basic Powerboat Cruising Intensive course in the San Juan Islands, and our Inshore Powerboat Cruising class (taught on the Inside Passage), which qualifies you for international chartering.


Limited Master (USCG Launch Tender)

4/22/2023   -   4/23/2023     Add to your calendar
 
SUNY Maritime College
6 Pennyfield Avenue, McMurray Hall
Bronx, NY 10465 USA
  Contact: Waterfront
  Ph:   718-409-2992
This 2-day, hands-on course is designed for anyone who wants to work as a launch driver at marinas, yacht clubs, waterfront centers and camps. As part of this course you will earn a certificate in lieu of an exam at the United States Coast Guard so that you may apply for a US Coast Guard License for Limited Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels or Master of Self Propelled Vessels engaged in launch tender service upon inland waters (not more than ½ nautical mile from shore). In addition you will earn a US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certification and a New York State equivalent Boating Safety Certificate.


Safe Powerboat Handling

4/29/2023   -   4/30/2023     Add to your calendar
 
Center Helm

Chicago, IL 60614 USA
  Contact: Capt. Scott Souders
  Ph:   (630) 853-2774
Saturday & Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm This 16-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a powerboat and improve their boat handling skills on actual boats. The US Coast Guard has approved this course and recognizes it as a standard in boat handling. Classroom sessions and on-the-water sessions totaling six to eight hours each, covering required education topics in which students learn: On-the-Water Sessions Starting procedures DockingLeaving & returning to a slip Close-quarters maneuvers Steering a range Proceeding to a destination Person in Water rescue Engine & electrical systems Classroom Sessions Safety, prep & weather Maneuvering concepts Registration & capacities Equipment requirements Prep & fueling procedures Navigation and rules of the road Aids to navigationEnvironmental regulations -------------------------------------- Prerequisites: none Ages 12-Adult Certification(s) Earned: US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling certificate Cost: $650, which includes all books and materials needed


Private Sailing and Powerboat Lessons

5/01/2023   -   10/31/2023     Add to your calendar
 
Nautical Solutions
Long Beach Island
Surf City, NJ 08008 USA
  Contact: Jaimie Bartlett
  Ph:   609-276-6703
Nautical Solutions offers private boat handling instruction! Sailing or powerboating! All of our training Captains are US Sailing/US Powerboating Instructor certified so you know you are getting quality hands-on training by trained teachers. Contact us today for more information.


Safe Powerboat Handling

5/06/2023   -   5/07/2023     Add to your calendar
 
SUNY Maritime College
6 Pennyfield Avenue, McMurray Hall
Bronx, NY 10465 USA
  Contact: Waterfront
  Ph:   718-409-2992
Are you serious about learning how to operate a boat safely and building your on-the-water boat handling skills? Get out of the classroom and behind the wheel! Taught by experienced and certified instructors, this 2-day course is the most comprehensive safe boating course available, combining theoretical classroom knowledge with hands-on demonstrations, lessons and on-the-water drills. Whether you are a beginner or experienced powerboat driver, this course is guaranteed to make you a better boater!


Basic Powerboat Cruising

5/06/2023   -   5/07/2023     Add to your calendar
 
Center Helm

Chicago, IL 60614 USA
  Contact: Capt. Scott Souders
  Ph:   (630) 853-2774
Saturday & Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm This 16-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is designed for mariners who want to learn how to safely operate a powerboat larger than 30 feet and improve their boat handling skills. This course focuses on how to responsibly operate a twin-screw powered cruising vessel during daylight hours within sight of land in light to moderate wind and sea conditions. On-the-Water Sessions Advanced Docking Team coordinated leaving & returning to a slip Dense harbor maneuvers Open water boat control Visual piloting Intermediate anchoring Securing a large vessel Classroom Sessions Liveaboard marine systems Inboard engine checks Twin-screw maneuvering concepts Emergency procedures Deck Safety COLREGS ----------------------- Ages 16-Adult Certification(s) Earned: US Powerboating Basic Cruising certificate Cost: $850, which includes all books and materials needed


Basic Powerboat Cruising: 7-Day San Juan Islands Intensive

5/09/2023   -   5/15/2023     Add to your calendar
 
Shearwater University Powerboating School
1004 Commercial Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 USA
  Contact: Phyllis Woolwine
  Ph:   (425) 772-1344
This complete 7-day cruising immersion course in the San Juan Islands gives you a lot more than your Basic Powerboat Cruising Certification. It's a deep dive into the skills & knowledge needed to safely operate in the challenging and spectacular waters of the Salish Sea in the Pacific Northwest. Training here will prepare you for anything, blowing your horizons wide open. Taught on Imagine, an exceptionally seaworthy and sophisticated Selene 40 trawler. After this class you can charter Imagine for multi-day cruises in the San Juan Islands. See also our our Inshore Powerboat Cruising class, taught in the Inside Passage, and which qualifies you for international chartering.


Limited Master (USCG Launch Tender)

5/13/2023   -   5/14/2023     Add to your calendar
 
SUNY Maritime College
6 Pennyfield Avenue, McMurray Hall
Bronx, NY 10465 USA
  Contact: Waterfront
  Ph:   718-409-2992
This 2-day, hands-on course is designed for anyone who wants to work as a launch driver at marinas, yacht clubs, waterfront centers and camps. As part of this course you will earn a certificate in lieu of an exam at the United States Coast Guard so that you may apply for a US Coast Guard License for Limited Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels or Master of Self Propelled Vessels engaged in launch tender service upon inland waters (not more than ½ nautical mile from shore). In addition you will earn a US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certification and a New York State equivalent Boating Safety Certificate.


Safe Powerboat Handling

5/13/2023   -   5/14/2023     Add to your calendar
 
Center Helm

Chicago, IL 60614 USA
  Contact: Capt. Scott Souders
  Ph:   (630) 853-2774
Saturday & Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm This 16-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a powerboat and improve their boat handling skills on actual boats. The US Coast Guard has approved this course and recognizes it as a standard in boat handling. Classroom sessions and on-the-water sessions totaling six to eight hours each, covering required education topics in which students learn: On-the-Water Sessions Starting procedures DockingLeaving & returning to a slip Close-quarters maneuvers Steering a range Proceeding to a destination Person in Water rescue Engine & electrical systems Classroom Sessions Safety, prep & weather Maneuvering concepts Registration & capacities Equipment requirements Prep & fueling procedures Navigation and rules of the road Aids to navigationEnvironmental regulations -------------------------------------- Prerequisites: none Ages 12-Adult Certification(s) Earned: US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling certificate Cost: $650, which includes all books and materials needed


Basic Powerboat Cruising

5/20/2023   -   5/21/2023     Add to your calendar
 
Center Helm

Chicago, IL 60614 USA
  Contact: Capt. Scott Souders
  Ph:   (630) 853-2774
Saturday & Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm This 16-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is designed for mariners who want to learn how to safely operate a powerboat larger than 30 feet and improve their boat handling skills. This course focuses on how to responsibly operate a twin-screw powered cruising vessel during daylight hours within sight of land in light to moderate wind and sea conditions. On-the-Water Sessions Advanced Docking Team coordinated leaving & returning to a slip Dense harbor maneuvers Open water boat control Visual piloting Intermediate anchoring Securing a large vessel Classroom Sessions Liveaboard marine systems Inboard engine checks Twin-screw maneuvering concepts Emergency procedures Deck Safety COLREGS ----------------------- Ages 16-Adult Certification(s) Earned: US Powerboating Basic Cruising certificate Cost: $850, which includes all books and materials needed


Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling

5/21/2023   -   5/21/2023     Add to your calendar
 
SUNY Maritime College
6 Pennyfield Avenue, McMurray Hall
Bronx, NY 10465 USA
  Contact: Waterfront
  Ph:   718-409-2992
Do you already have your State Boating Certificate and want hands-on instruction, and lots of on-the-water time? Taught by experienced and certified instructors, this 1-day course emphasizes hands-on demonstrations, lessons and on-the-water drills. Suitable for all skill levels, this is a hands-on driving course with minimal classroom time for those with prior theoretical and classroom knowledge. TOPICS COVERED: Dockside & on-the-water skills: Operations checklists; engine troubleshooting; leaving & returning to a dock or slip; slow and high-speed boat handling and close-quarters maneuvering; navigation; towing; person in the water recovery; anchoring; and more!


Basic Powerboat Cruising Level-1: Foundations

5/26/2023   -   1/29/2023     Add to your calendar
 
Shearwater University Powerboating School
1004 Commercial Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 USA
  Contact: Phyllis Woolwine
  Ph:   (425) 772-1344
This is the first part of our Basic Powerboat Cruising course. Our 3 day Level-1 provides a full day of instruction on cruising powerboat systems, plus two days of our top-shelf Close Quarters Maneuvering & Docking training. Taught on Imagine, our spectacular Selene 40 trawler. After this class you can day cruise the boat, and are prepared for Level-2: San Juan Islands Cruising Immersion, which completes your thorough training and your Basic Powerboat Cruising Certification. You can then charter Imagine for multi-day cruises in the San Juan Islands. See also our 7-day Basic Powerboat Cruising Intensive course in the San Juan Islands, and our Inshore Powerboat Cruising class, which qualifies you for international chartering.


Safe Powerboat Handling

6/03/2023   -   6/04/2023     Add to your calendar
 
SUNY Maritime College
6 Pennyfield Avenue, McMurray Hall
Bronx, NY 10465 USA
  Contact: Waterfront
  Ph:   718-409-2992
Are you serious about learning how to operate a boat safely and building your on-the-water boat handling skills? Get out of the classroom and behind the wheel! Taught by experienced and certified instructors, this 2-day course is the most comprehensive safe boating course available, combining theoretical classroom knowledge with hands-on demonstrations, lessons and on-the-water drills. Whether you are a beginner or experienced powerboat driver, this course is guaranteed to make you a better boater!


Limited Master (USCG Launch Tender)

6/10/2023   -   6/11/2023     Add to your calendar
 
SUNY Maritime College
6 Pennyfield Avenue, McMurray Hall
Bronx, NY 10465 USA
  Contact: Waterfront
  Ph:   718-409-2992
This 2-day, hands-on course is designed for anyone who wants to work as a launch driver at marinas, yacht clubs, waterfront centers and camps. As part of this course you will earn a certificate in lieu of an exam at the United States Coast Guard so that you may apply for a US Coast Guard License for Limited Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels or Master of Self Propelled Vessels engaged in launch tender service upon inland waters (not more than ½ nautical mile from shore). In addition you will earn a US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certification and a New York State equivalent Boating Safety Certificate.


Safe Powerboat Handling

6/10/2023   -   6/11/2023     Add to your calendar
 
Center Helm

Chicago, IL 60614 USA
  Contact: Capt. Scott Souders
  Ph:   (630) 853-2774
Saturday & Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm This 16-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a powerboat and improve their boat handling skills on actual boats. The US Coast Guard has approved this course and recognizes it as a standard in boat handling. Classroom sessions and on-the-water sessions totaling six to eight hours each, covering required education topics in which students learn: On-the-Water Sessions Starting procedures DockingLeaving & returning to a slip Close-quarters maneuvers Steering a range Proceeding to a destination Person in Water rescue Engine & electrical systems Classroom Sessions Safety, prep & weather Maneuvering concepts Registration & capacities Equipment requirements Prep & fueling procedures Navigation and rules of the road Aids to navigationEnvironmental regulations -------------------------------------- Prerequisites: none Ages 12-Adult Certification(s) Earned: US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling certificate Cost: $650, which includes all books and materials needed


Basic Powerboat Cruising Level-2: San Juan Islands Immersion

6/15/2023   -   6/18/2023     Add to your calendar
 
Shearwater University Powerboating School
1004 Commercial Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 USA
  Contact: Phyllis Woolwine
  Ph:   (425) 772-1344
This second part of our Basic Powerboat Cruising course takes you deep into the San Juan Islands of Northwest Washington. Training here will prepare you for anywhere - blowing your horizons wide open. Taught on Imagine, our spectacular Selene 40 trawler. This class builds on the Level-1 class (May 26-28). After Level-2 you can charter Imagine for multi-day cruises in the San Juan Islands. See also our 7-day Basic Powerboat Cruising Intensive course in the San Juan Islands, and our Inshore Powerboat Cruising class (taught on the Inside Passage), which qualifies you for international chartering.


Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling

6/17/2023   -   6/17/2023     Add to your calendar
 
SUNY Maritime College
6 Pennyfield Avenue, McMurray Hall
Bronx, NY 10465 USA
  Contact: Waterfront
  Ph:   718-409-2992
Do you already have your State Boating Certificate and want hands-on instruction, and lots of on-the-water time? Taught by experienced and certified instructors, this 1-day course emphasizes hands-on demonstrations, lessons and on-the-water drills. Suitable for all skill levels, this is a hands-on driving course with minimal classroom time for those with prior theoretical and classroom knowledge. TOPICS COVERED: Dockside & on-the-water skills: Operations checklists; engine troubleshooting; leaving & returning to a dock or slip; slow and high-speed boat handling and close-quarters maneuvering; navigation; towing; person in the water recovery; anchoring; and more!


Basic Powerboat Cruising

6/24/2023   -   6/25/2023     Add to your calendar
 
Center Helm

Chicago, IL 60614 USA
  Contact: Capt. Scott Souders
  Ph:   (630) 853-2774
Saturday & Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm This 16-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is designed for mariners who want to learn how to safely operate a powerboat larger than 30 feet and improve their boat handling skills. This course focuses on how to responsibly operate a twin-screw powered cruising vessel during daylight hours within sight of land in light to moderate wind and sea conditions. On-the-Water Sessions Advanced Docking Team coordinated leaving & returning to a slip Dense harbor maneuvers Open water boat control Visual piloting Intermediate anchoring Securing a large vessel Classroom Sessions Liveaboard marine systems Inboard engine checks Twin-screw maneuvering concepts Emergency procedures Deck Safety COLREGS ----------------------- Ages 16-Adult Certification(s) Earned: US Powerboating Basic Cruising certificate Cost: $850, which includes all books and materials needed


Safe Powerboat Handling

7/15/2023   -   7/16/2023     Add to your calendar
 
Center Helm

Chicago, IL 60614 USA
  Contact: Capt. Scott Souders
  Ph:   (630) 853-2774
Saturday & Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm This 16-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a powerboat and improve their boat handling skills on actual boats. The US Coast Guard has approved this course and recognizes it as a standard in boat handling. Classroom sessions and on-the-water sessions totaling six to eight hours each, covering required education topics in which students learn: On-the-Water Sessions Starting procedures DockingLeaving & returning to a slip Close-quarters maneuvers Steering a range Proceeding to a destination Person in Water rescue Engine & electrical systems Classroom Sessions Safety, prep & weather Maneuvering concepts Registration & capacities Equipment requirements Prep & fueling procedures Navigation and rules of the road Aids to navigationEnvironmental regulations -------------------------------------- Prerequisites: none Ages 12-Adult Certification(s) Earned: US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling certificate Cost: $650, which includes all books and materials needed


Basic Powerboat Cruising

7/29/2023   -   7/30/2023     Add to your calendar
 
Center Helm

Chicago, IL 60614 USA
  Contact: Capt. Scott Souders
  Ph:   (630) 853-2774
Saturday & Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm This 16-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is designed for mariners who want to learn how to safely operate a powerboat larger than 30 feet and improve their boat handling skills. This course focuses on how to responsibly operate a twin-screw powered cruising vessel during daylight hours within sight of land in light to moderate wind and sea conditions. On-the-Water Sessions Advanced Docking Team coordinated leaving & returning to a slip Dense harbor maneuvers Open water boat control Visual piloting Intermediate anchoring Securing a large vessel Classroom Sessions Liveaboard marine systems Inboard engine checks Twin-screw maneuvering concepts Emergency procedures Deck Safety COLREGS ----------------------- Ages 16-Adult Certification(s) Earned: US Powerboating Basic Cruising certificate Cost: $850, which includes all books and materials needed


Basic Powerboat Cruising: 7-Day San Juan Islands Intensive

8/11/2023   -   8/17/2023     Add to your calendar
 
Shearwater University Powerboating School
1004 Commercial Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 USA
  Contact: Phyllis Woolwine
  Ph:   (425) 772-1344
This complete 7-day cruising immersion course in the San Juan Islands gives you a lot more than your Basic Powerboat Cruising Certification. It's a deep dive into the skills & knowledge needed to safely operate in the challenging and spectacular waters of the Salish Sea in the Pacific Northwest. Training here will prepare you for anything, blowing your horizons wide open. Taught on Imagine, an exceptionally seaworthy and sophisticated Selene 40 trawler. After this class you can charter Imagine for multi-day cruises in the San Juan Islands. See also our our Inshore Powerboat Cruising class, taught in the Inside Passage, and which qualifies you for international chartering.


Safe Powerboat Handling

8/26/2023   -   8/27/2023     Add to your calendar
 
Center Helm

Chicago, IL 60614 USA
  Contact: Capt. Scott Souders
  Ph:   (630) 853-2774
Saturday & Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm This 16-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a powerboat and improve their boat handling skills on actual boats. The US Coast Guard has approved this course and recognizes it as a standard in boat handling. Classroom sessions and on-the-water sessions totaling six to eight hours each, covering required education topics in which students learn: On-the-Water Sessions Starting procedures DockingLeaving & returning to a slip Close-quarters maneuvers Steering a range Proceeding to a destination Person in Water rescue Engine & electrical systems Classroom Sessions Safety, prep & weather Maneuvering concepts Registration & capacities Equipment requirements Prep & fueling procedures Navigation and rules of the road Aids to navigationEnvironmental regulations -------------------------------------- Prerequisites: none Ages 12-Adult Certification(s) Earned: US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling certificate Cost: $650, which includes all books and materials needed


Basic Powerboat Cruising: Desolation Sound Immersion

8/30/2023   -   9/05/2023     Add to your calendar
 
Shearwater University Powerboating School
1004 Commercial Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 USA
  Contact: Phyllis Woolwine
  Ph:   (425) 772-1344
A complete, top-end Basic Powerboat Cruising Course in the ultimate Northwest destination - Desolation Sound. Seven days is plenty of time to gain great skills equal to Salish Sea waters, and to bask in this cruising paradise. Our skills training is thorough, preparing boaters to safely operate in the challenging and spectacular waters of the Salish Sea in the Pacific Northwest. Training here will prepare you for anything, blowing your horizons wide open. Taught on Imagine, our exceptionally seaworthy and sophisticated Selene 40 trawler. After this class you can charter Imagine for multi-day cruises in the San Juan Islands. See also our our Inshore Powerboat Cruising class, taught in the Inside Passage, and which qualifies you for international chartering.


Basic Powerboat Cruising: Desolation Sound Immersion

8/30/2023   -   9/05/2023     Add to your calendar
 
Shearwater University Sailing School
1004 Commercial Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 USA
  Contact: Phyllis Woolwine
  Ph:   (425) 772-1344
A complete, top-end Basic Powerboat Cruising Course in the ultimate Northwest destination - Desolation Sound. Seven days is plenty of time to gain great skills equal to Salish Sea waters, and to bask in this cruising paradise. Our skills training is thorough, preparing boaters to safely operate in the challenging and spectacular waters of the Salish Sea in the Pacific Northwest. Training here will prepare you for anything, blowing your horizons wide open. Taught on Imagine, our exceptionally seaworthy and sophisticated Selene 40 trawler. After this class you can charter Imagine for multi-day cruises in the San Juan Islands. See also our our Inshore Powerboat Cruising class, taught in the Inside Passage, and which qualifies you for international chartering.


Basic Powerboat Cruising

9/09/2023   -   9/10/2023     Add to your calendar
 
Center Helm

Chicago, IL 60614 USA
  Contact: Capt. Scott Souders
  Ph:   (630) 853-2774
Saturday & Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm This 16-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is designed for mariners who want to learn how to safely operate a powerboat larger than 30 feet and improve their boat handling skills. This course focuses on how to responsibly operate a twin-screw powered cruising vessel during daylight hours within sight of land in light to moderate wind and sea conditions. On-the-Water Sessions Advanced Docking Team coordinated leaving & returning to a slip Dense harbor maneuvers Open water boat control Visual piloting Intermediate anchoring Securing a large vessel Classroom Sessions Liveaboard marine systems Inboard engine checks Twin-screw maneuvering concepts Emergency procedures Deck Safety COLREGS ----------------------- Ages 16-Adult Certification(s) Earned: US Powerboating Basic Cruising certificate Cost: $850, which includes all books and materials needed


Inshore Powerboat Cruising: The Inside Passage of BC

9/13/2023   -   9/19/2023     Add to your calendar
 
Shearwater University Powerboating School
1004 Commercial Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 USA
  Contact: Phyllis Woolwine
  Ph:   (425) 772-1344
This is a 7-day cruising immersion class in the Inside Passage of British Columbia - North America's most exotic cruising grounds. Plenty of time to enjoy the islands while gaining a solid foundation of skills & knowledge for cruising anywhere. You will train and cruise aboard Imagine, a supremely seaworthy and sophisticated, and beautiful Selene 40. Earn your International Proficiency Certificate to charter cruise anywhere in the world. You will also have exclusive Graduate charter access to Imagine for multi-day cruising in Washington State's San Juan Islands. Includes the Night Operations Endorsement.


Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling

9/16/2023   -   9/16/2023     Add to your calendar
 
SUNY Maritime College
6 Pennyfield Avenue, McMurray Hall
Bronx, NY 10465 USA
  Contact: Waterfront
  Ph:   718-409-2992
Do you already have your State Boating Certificate and want hands-on instruction, and lots of on-the-water time? Taught by experienced and certified instructors, this 1-day course emphasizes hands-on demonstrations, lessons and on-the-water drills. Suitable for all skill levels, this is a hands-on driving course with minimal classroom time for those with prior theoretical and classroom knowledge. TOPICS COVERED: Dockside & on-the-water skills: Operations checklists; engine troubleshooting; leaving & returning to a dock or slip; slow and high-speed boat handling and close-quarters maneuvering; navigation; towing; person in the water recovery; anchoring; and more!


Safe Powerboat Handling

9/23/2023   -   9/24/2023     Add to your calendar
 
SUNY Maritime College
6 Pennyfield Avenue, McMurray Hall
Bronx, NY 10465 USA
  Contact: Waterfront
  Ph:   718-409-2992
Are you serious about learning how to operate a boat safely and building your on-the-water boat handling skills? Get out of the classroom and behind the wheel! Taught by experienced and certified instructors, this 2-day course is the most comprehensive safe boating course available, combining theoretical classroom knowledge with hands-on demonstrations, lessons and on-the-water drills. Whether you are a beginner or experienced powerboat driver, this course is guaranteed to make you a better boater!


Inshore Powerboat Cruising and Night Operations

9/23/2023   -   9/24/2023     Add to your calendar
 
Center Helm

Chicago, IL 60614 USA
  Contact: Capt. Scott Souders
  Ph:   (630) 853-2774
With so many great cruising locations on the Great Lakes, and beyond this Coastal Cruising course teaches how to safely venture beyond Illinois waters. The class focuses on the technical and risk management skills necessary to explore unfamiliar waters. You'll learn how to plan, prepare, and execute a multi-day cruising expedition. If you are looking to charter a boat in a foreign country for your next vacation, then this is the class for you. This 20-hour course takes place on our CYA cruising yacht. Day One: Planning the trip Vessel inspection Fueling procedures Safety checklists Passage planning Basic chart plotting Marine forecast interpretation Day Two: Execute trip plan Cruising to Racine, WI or New Buffalo MI (students choice) Open water driving Coastal piloting Chart plotting Dead reckoning GPS Storm strategies Crew overboard recovery Once at the determined destination, students will practice anchoring and docking along with the protocol necessary to stay overnight at an unfamiliar marina. The class will then cruise back to Chicago with the ability to practice night navigation, electronics, and docking. Prerequisites: Basic Powerboat Cruising Ages 16-Adult Certification(s) Earned: US Powerboating Inshore Powerboat Cruising certificate and US Powerboating Night Operations certificate Cost: $1000, which includes all books and materials needed


Limited Master (USCG Launch Tender)

10/14/2023   -   10/15/2023     Add to your calendar
 
SUNY Maritime College
6 Pennyfield Avenue, McMurray Hall
Bronx, NY 10465 USA
  Contact: Waterfront
  Ph:   718-409-2992
This 2-day, hands-on course is designed for anyone who wants to work as a launch driver at marinas, yacht clubs, waterfront centers and camps. As part of this course you will earn a certificate in lieu of an exam at the United States Coast Guard so that you may apply for a US Coast Guard License for Limited Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels or Master of Self Propelled Vessels engaged in launch tender service upon inland waters (not more than ½ nautical mile from shore). In addition you will earn a US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certification and a New York State equivalent Boating Safety Certificate.


Powerboat Chartering Fundamentals in the BVIs

2/17/2024   -   2/24/2024     Add to your calendar
 
Chicago Yacht Academy
2550 S Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60608 USA
  Contact: Capt. Scott Souders
  Ph:   (630) 853-2774
Join Chicago Yacht Academy in the British Virgin Islands to learn how to be the captain of your next island hopping vacation. This week-long, on the water course, is hands-on. You will learn the necessary skills to charter or be a proficient owner-operator of a motor yacht anywhere in the world. You will be acting as both captain and crew to learn how to navigate a live-aboard power catamaran through the BVI's. This course will build your confidence and your credentials to boat in new and unfamiliar waters! No experience is necessary, just a passion for learning and getting on the water. WHAT'S INCLUDED: All meals/provisions while onboard All books and course materials All mooring, park fees, fuel, and yacht related expenditures COST: Solo Cabin requires a $650.00 deposit. The balance of $5,850.00 is due six weeks before the class starts. Shared Cabin requires a $550.00 deposit. The balance of $4,950.00 is due six weeks before the class starts. ACTUAL COST: $5,500.00-$6,500.000 FULLY REFUNDED IF CLASS DOES NOT FILL TRAVEL TO AND FROM THE BVI'S IS NOT INCLUDED Certifications Earned Upon Completion: US Powerboating Basic Powerboat Cruising and Inshore Powerboat Cruising. Register today and take the first step in joining the elite few who can host friends and family aboard their own charter boat!