Cruising Powerboat Certifications


US Powerboating Basic Powerboat & Cruising Certification

Powerboat Certification
Powerboat Certification

With coaching from a powerboat expert you will learn to operate a 29 – 40’ twinscrew powerboat with confidence and safe command in light to moderate conditions. The course allows time for both hands-on instruction and theory to help build seamanship knowledge and practical boat handling skills. Course topics include boat systems, engine and helm controls, docking and close-quarter maneuvering, boat control in open water, anchoring, emergency procedures, VHF radio operation, charts and aids to navigation. Course materials will be mailed to students ahead of time to allow you ample time to prepare for your class.

  • Prerequisite
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    • Start Powerboating Right

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US Powerboating Inshore Power Cruising Certification and Night Operation Endorsement

Learn passage making, piloting and night operation”

This course focuses on the skills, knowledge and equipment needed for a successful coastal passage by day and night. You will learn how to safely operate a cruising powerboat and prepare for a multi-day cruise in unfamiliar waters.   

Course topics include boat preparation, boat handling, navigation, provisioning, cruise planning and float plans, docking, anchoring, picking up a mooring and crew overboard.

A night time cruise to LA/LB Harbor will enhance your training

Bring a lunch each day.

To obtain a US POWERBOATING Inshore Power Cruising Certification and Night Operation Endorsement a passing grade on the written and the practical test is required for final certification.

  • Prerequisites:
    • Ability to swim 50 yards
    •  Basic Powerboat Cruising Certification
    • Coastal Navigation 1 strongly recommended for all students

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