Safe Powerboat Handling

Learn safe powerboat handling from the staff at Best Boat Club. We are certified by the US Power Boating Association. We offer the nation’s best and most comprehensive on-the-water training and education courses for recreational boaters. Our mission aligns closely with the strategic objectives of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Boating Safety Division. We aim to support them in their mission to make America’s water ways safer for all and to minimize property damage, personal injury and loss of life by creating a new generation of educated and experienced recreational boaters.

2-day/16 hours; Classroom and On-the-Water Instruction
Group or Private Instruction



  • Minimum Control Speed
  • Helm & Throttle Coordination
  • Buoy Course
  • Holding Position
  • Pivot Turn
  • Docking/ Departure
  • Spring Lines
  • Fueling
  • Aids to Navigation
  • Minimum Control Speed
  • Rules of the Road
  • Displacement Modes
  • Making Turns while Planning
  • Quick Stop
  • Crew Overboard Recovery
  • Bearing and Range Drills
  • Anchoring
  • Evaluate students on pivot turn and docking at Pier
Safe Powerboat Handling
Safe Powerboat Handling



  • Parts of boat
  • Fueling
  • Capacity
  • Float Plan
  • Casting off/ Docking
  • Safety Ignition Switch
  • Rules of Safe Navigation
  • Night Boating
  • Navigation Aids
  • Anchoring
  • Reckless Operation
  • PFD
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Navigation Lights
  • Signal Devices
  • Manatee
  • Rendering Aid
  • Fire Emergencies
  • Foul Weather

Call for registration information and availability!

Prerequisite: None
Course Type:  Classroom and On-the-water
Instruction:  Group: 4 people max; Private: 1 person
Course Length:  Group: 16 hours; Private: 16 hours
Suggested Age: 14+
Certification(s) Earned: NASBLA certificate, State Boating Education Certificate, Safe
Powerboat Handling Certificate of Completion
Safe Powerboat Handling

Cost:  Group: $625 per person / Private: $1,290