NY State Boating Safety Certificate-2024

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Wed. March 6 & Thur. March 7, 2024
6 pm - 10 pm


Two 4-hour classroom sessions providing strong foundational knowledge for safe boating. Taught by experienced and certified instructors, this course focuses on information that will keep you safe and legally compliant on the water. Dockside demonstrations are used to enhance the learning process.

Topics covered: Safety equipment & procedures; safe boat operation; rules of the road; basic navigation; emergency procedures & rendering assistance; fueling, launching & trailering; personal watercraft; the marine environment; and much more!

Certifications: NY State Boating Safety Certificate (sometimes mistakenly referred to as a “boating license”). This is a NY State and NASBLA approved course.

Prerequisite: None

Skill level: All levels

Ages: 10 years old and up

Who should take this course: Anyone looking to gain theoretical knowledge on safe boating.   Beginning in 2025, ALL motorboat operators regardless of age will need a boating safety certificate to operate a boat or personal watercraft in New York State.

Insurance companies often offer discounts to boat owners who hold this certification.

If you are between 10-18 years of age: a NY State Safe Boating Certificate is required to operate a powerboat without adult supervision.

Personal Water Craft (PWC) – e.g., Jet Ski: A NY State Safe Boating Certificate is required for all ages to operate a Personal Water Craft. You must be at least 14 years old to operate a PWC in NY.

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.

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