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NASBLA / USCG Approved Boating Safety Course

New England Maritime offers a NASBLA (National Association of State Boating Law Administrators)-approved two-day Boating Safety course.

The course includes classroom instruction on the following topics:

Rules of the Road

Aids to Navigation

Deck subjects

State regulations

Students who successfully comple the course will receive a NASBLA-approved Boating Safety certificate as well as a boating safety certification card from the state of Massachusetts.

Course includes materials, instruction and exams. It does not include a required download of the Boat America manual, which costs $4.99.

Who needs a state Boating Safety certification?

Youth who are between the ages of 12 and 15 must complete an approved Basic Boating course in order to operate any motorboat without adult supervision. Upon successful completion of such a course, students are issued a state Boating Safety certification which must be in the possession of the certified operator when underway.

Personal watercraft users who are 16 or 17 years of age must also complete a basic boating course.

This course is also recommended for all new boaters and as a refresher for experienced boat operators.

*Course Dates:
July 13-14, 2024

* Classes run from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day.

Proctored exam must be scheduled, by appointment, at 232 Main Street in Hyannis and completed within 45 days of the final class date. If you do not complete exams within the 45-day period, you must retake the class and pay an additional $189.

Location: Live Via Zoom