Safe Waters




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631 935 2969

Huntington, NY, USA









Safe Powerboat Handling

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 boat handling skills on actual boats. The US Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) have approved this course and includes the NY Safe Boating certificate


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 Session :
Safety, prep & weather
Maneuvering concepts
Registration & capacities
Equipment requirements
Prep & fueling procedures
Navigation rules of the road
Aids to navigation 
Environment regulations


US Powerboating

Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling

This 8-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who has taken a classroom boating course but needs experience to safely operate a small motorboat and improve their boathandling skills. Students will be expected to study the course materials at home to challenge and pass a written exam covering equipment requirements, rules of the road, aids to navigations, preparation, environment regulations, safety and emergencies. This course focuses on hands-on application of all skills and covers all topics listed above for the On-The-Water session.



US Powerboating

Safety and Rescue boat Handling

This 8-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who will be using powerboats to perform safety and rescue functions. It is designed for marine patrols, police and fire rescue personnel, park rangers, and on-the-water sailing instructors.


On-the-Water Sessions

VHF radio communications

Boat rescues, incl. capsizes

Person in Water rescue

 Towing: astern & alongside

Williamson turn

Steering a range in/outbound

Intercepting & maintaining position with moving vessel

Use of bearings & GPS

Search patterns


Classroom Sessions

Weather & water briefings

 VHF radio procedures

Safety & rescue equipment & procedures

 Towing concepts

Search patterns concepts

 Plotting a position

 Calculating tides & currents