Powerboat Instructor Programs

US Powerboating is an affiliate of US Sailing and offers the nation’s best and most comprehensive on-the-water training and education courses for recreational boaters. Our hands-on courses are taught by Certified Powerboat Instructors who empower students with the skills and confidence they need to get more out of their boating experience and become safer powerboat operators. US Powerboating’s courses are offered through approved schools, community programs, clubs, and marinas.

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Powerboat Instructor Programs

US Powerboating Instructor Courses
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Safe Powerboat Handling Instructor

An intensive 3-day course for advanced powerboat operators who will operate boats 26 feet and under, instructor candidates will learn the fundamentals of on-the-water instruction. Candidates must successfully demonstrate superior presentation, teaching, and powerboat operation skills in order to complete this course.

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Safety & Rescue Boat Handling Instructor

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

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Mark Set Boat Handling Instructor

The Mark Set Boat Handling Instructor Course prepares the Safe Powerboat Handling Instructor to teach the Student level Mark Set Boat Handling Certification Course.  The course is offered as a one-and-one course.  The actual instructor course is a one day, 10-hour course.  It is typically preceded by a one-day student level MSBH course to help potential candidates meet the prerequisite. This course is taught by US Powerboating Mark Set Boat Handling Instructor Trainers.

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Cruising Powerboat Instructor

This is a three-day evaluative course for experienced boat operators.  Most of the time will be spent on the water demonstrating and critiquing boathandling maneuvers and demonstrating and discussing teaching techniques applicable to single and twin-screw cruising powerboats.

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