Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling, 2024

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.

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!

CERTIFICATIONS GRANTED: US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certification


SKILL LEVEL: All levels

AGES: 12 years old and up

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE: This is a hands-on driving course for anyone looking to learn to operate a powerboat safely, improve on-the-water boat handling skills and/or obtain US Powerboating/US Sailing Safe Powerboat Handling Certification. (Beginning boaters are encouraged to earn their state Safe Boating Certificate, which is offered as part of the two-day Safe Powerboat Handling course.)

SCHEDULE: 1-day, 8-hr course; weekend and custom-scheduled courses
*Please contact if you’d like to set up a custom course at your location or ours!

COURSE MATERIALS PROVIDED: US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling textbook, review questions and logbook

LOCATION: Waterfront Programs take place at McMurray Hall on SUNY Maritime College's campus at 6 Pennyfield Avenue, Bronx, NY 10465. Mass transit and parking are available.