Program

On-Water Training

Gaining Confidence Starts Here

Our On-Water Training Program is a fun, easy, and affordable way to develop and improve your boating skills. Whether you love boating and want to gain confidence at the helm, you’re considering buying or renting a boat and want to learn the basics, or you’re just curious about boating our On-Water Training Program offers courses that will meet your needs and help you reach your goals. The BoatUS Foundation is partnering with marinas, boat shows, and other organizations around the country to bring On-Water Training to a marina near you.

ABOUT

3 - 4 Students per boat
Taught by USCG Licensed Captains
3 hours on-water training

COURSES

Introduction to Powerboating*
Precision Docking & Boat Handling*
Open-Water Boat Handling*
Open-Water Advanced Maneuvering*
*Curriculum of the National Safe Boating Council



BoatUS On-Water Training in 2021

Thank you for your interest in the BoatUS On-Water Training Program. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic all students and instructors will be require to wear masks, at all times, while participating in a training course. All training vessels will be cleaned and disinfected before and after each use. Please check back often for a list of our future training sites and don’t forget to join our mailing list for information about training in your area.



Training Center Locations & Events


Wickford, RI

In Command Seamanship


Mutiple Dates

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Noank, CT

In Command Seamanship


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Fairhaven, MA

In Command Seamanship


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Highlands, NJ

Bridge Marina


Mutiple Dates

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Lake Hopatcong, NJ

Bridge Marina


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Southport, NC

US Powerboat Training


Mutiple Dates

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Lake Allatoona, GA

GA Boat Safety & Training


Mutiple Dates

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Annapolis, MD

Annapolis School of Seamanship


Mutiple Dates

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Charleston, SC

Safer Boater


Mutiple Dates

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Sarasota, FL

Florida Sailing and Powerboat School


Mutiple Dates

Coming Soon
 

Boat Shows & Other Locations


Annapolis, MD

United States Powerboat Show


Oct 14-18

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The BoatUS Foundation utilizes the National Safe Boating Council’s modular boat control curriculum. To learn more about this curriculum and the verification process, click the link below:

NSBC Website

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Past Event Photo Gallery

The instructor helped guide us into learning the basic functions of how to work a boat. It was fun and a great experience. Would love to come back and learn more.

Intro To Powerboating Student

Miami Boat Show - 2019