Beginner Training Options
Safe Power Boat Handling (SPH)
NASBLA/USCG approved, 16 hour course includes a combination of on-the-water and classroom instruction. Students can earn most state boating certifications, such as the CA Boater Card or NJ Boating Safety Certificate.
Do you own, or operator a vessel larger than 25'? We recommend taking one of the SPH courses first, and then scheduling a private lesson to work with an instructor on larger vessel handling concepts.
Intermediate -> Advanced
Safety & Rescue Boat Training
Advanced training option for professional rescuers, first-responders, sailing instructors, regatta safety personnel, etc. If you find yourself towing, righting capsized vessels or assisting other vessel, this is the class for you.
If you already have a lot of time on the water, why not shoot for your Merchant Mariner Credential? This is a captains license, which will allow you to operate a vessel, and carry passengers, for hire. You need at least 360 days (1 day = 4 hours) on the water to be eligible for the smallest license, and 90 of those days must be within the last year.