Who We Are

US Powerboating offers the nation’s best and most comprehensive on-the-water training and education courses for recreational boaters. Our hands-on courses taught by Certified Powerboat Instructors 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.

US Powerboating is an affiliate of US Sailing, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and the National Governing Body for the sport of sailing in the United States. US Sailing works to achieve this mission through a wide range of programs and events, geared towards providing an equal level playing field for all sailors. US Sailing sets the course enabling sailors to enjoy the sport for a lifetime.

Our Mission

Our mission aligns closely with the strategic objectives of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Boating Safety Division. We aim to support them in their mission to make America’s water ways safer for all and to minimize property damage, personal injury and loss of life by creating a new generation of educated and experienced recreational boaters.

Our Courses

US Powerboating’s philosophy is that there is no substitute for practical, hands-on experience. After all, you wouldn’t drive a car without taking driver’s education so consider us your source for Driver’s Education for BoatersTM.

Our courses are offered at over 100 Course Providers and Powerboat Training Centers around the country and are taught by knowledgeable, professional instructors who are dedicated to ensuring you get the most out of your educational experience. With offerings ranging from beginner to advanced, we are sure we have something for everyone.

We strive to emphasize the fun side of boating while ensuring that you feel safe, comfortable and confident!