Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling

 US Powerboating

ACCELERATED SAFE POWERBOAT HANDLING

Course fee $400    TAMUG Powerboat

"Behind the Wheel" & Challenge Test-out

This 8- to 12-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, consequently it is NOT approved by the U.S. Coast Guard or the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) as meeting requirements for a state boating safety education certificate. 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, prep & weather briefings
  • Maneuvering concepts
  • Challenge test-out

Prerequisites: state boating education certificate recommended
Suggested Age: 18–adult (may be affected by state minimum age)
Certification(s) Earned: Safe Powerboat Handling certificate

Course fee $400   TAMUG Powerboat

Refund Policy for all course fees.

Due to costs incurred to provide facilities, equipment and personnel, course fees are non-refundable according to the following schedule:

  • 90 or greater days, 100% of course fee refunded
  • 31-89 days, 75% of course fee refunded
  • 15-30 days, 50% of course fee fefund
  • 14 days or less, No Refund

For questions and additional information:

Center for Marine Training & Safety
Texas A&M University at Galveston
P.O. Box 1675
Galveston, TX 77553
email cmts@tamug.edu
phone 409-740-4933