Powerboat Instruction

Have a blast while being safe on the water by earning your NYS Boating Safety Certificate. Available through the two-day Safe Powerboat Handling and Launch Tender Package courses, this certificate is required for anyone operating a Personal Watercraft (PWC) in New York waters, and those operating motorized vessels with a driver's license. This interactive on-the-water course, taught by a licensed instructor, will prepare you for the safety exam through both classroom & hands-on lessons. In addition, you will receive a Safe Powerboat Handing certificate from the US Coast Guard Auxiliary after completion of the class.

For those who already possess a Safe Boating Certificate or NASBLA card, the one-day Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling course will provide on-the-water instruction to secure you your USCGA Safe Powerboating Handling certificate.

In addition, we offer a Launch Tender Package that provides individuals working as launch tender operators the skills necessary for this job. Please check back to see the schedule for these programs.
  • Schedule: Safe Powerboat Handling: Please See Flyer
    Accelerated Powerboat Handling: June 2
    Launch Tender Package: April 28 - 29, June 9 - 10
  • Day & Time: Safe Powerboat Handling: June 16 - 17
    Accelerated Powerboat Handling: June 2
    Launch Tender Package: April 28 - 29, June 9 - 10
  • Ages: Ages 12 & Older
  • Fee: $300

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