Powerboating

Bourne Community Boating is proud to be a US Powerboating certified training center, offering the course Safe Powerboat Handling.

2017 Class: June 3-4 8am-5pm.

Tuition: $200 ages 18+, $150 ages 12-17.

This 16-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a small motorboat and improve their boathandling skills. No previous experience is required! The US Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) have approved this course and MA recognizes it as meeting their requirements for a State Boating Education Certificate.

These national and state approvals call for the course to include a total of six to eight hours of classroom sessions covering required education topics.

On-the-Water Sessions

  • Engine & electrical systems
  • Starting procedures
  • Docking
  • Leaving & returning to a slip
  • Close-quarters maneuvers
  • Anchoring
  • Steering a range
  • Proceeding to a destination
  • Person in Water rescue

Classroom Sessions

  • Safety, preparation & weather
  • Maneuvering concepts
  • Registration & capacities
  • Equipment requirements
  • Preparation & fueling procedures
  • Navigation rules of the road
  • Aids to navigation
  • Environment regulations

Prerequisites

  • None, no experience necessary!

Suggested Age

  • 12–adult

Certification(s) Earned

  • US Sailing/US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certificate (NASBLA Approved)
  • MA State Boating Education Card

Contact amy@bournecommunityboating.org for more information!