• Sheboygan Yacht Club (map)
  • 214 Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Sheboygan, WI, 53081
  • United States

Participants must attend all days listed to obtain certification:
Classroom: Saturday, May 13, 8 am - 5 pm
On water: Sunday, May 14, 8 am -  5pm

Cost: $200

US Coast Guard & NASBLA Approved

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 an increasing number of states have recognized 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. Students learn:

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: 14–adult

Certification(s) Earned: US Sailing/US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certificate (NASBLA Approved),  State Boating Education Certificate (in applicable states)

Course cancelation policy:
Cancelation with less than one week’s notice will result in a late fee equal to 25% of the course fee.
No refunds will be issued with less than 24 hour notice.

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