What is a Powerboat School?

Powerboat Schools support the mission of US Powerboating by providing recreational boaters of all skill levels with access to hands-on, on-the-water training and education courses. They support the U.S. Coast Guard’s mission to minimize the loss of life, personal injury, property damage, and environmental impact associated with the use of recreational boats, through preventive means, in order to maximize safe use and enjoyment of U.S. Waterways by the public.

To learn more, check out our course calendar or contact powerboat@ussailing.org

Become a school

If you represent a boating organization that is interested in providing training and education for recreational boaters, we want to speak with you!

We take the application process seriously to ensure that only we are delivering top quality training an education to the public. However, we will work with you throughout each step of the application process.

Below you will find the minimum requirements to be considered for application:

  • Must have a minimum of 1 Certified Powerboat Instructor on staff
  • Must have a minimum of 3 powerboats in good, working order. Powerboats must be 17’-26’ with adequate engine horsepower to plane with 2-3 adults onboard.
  • Must have classroom space that can accommodate up to 8 or more students.

To apply, please download the Powerboat School Application or contact us to learn more!

U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Division

To learn more about the USCG’s Boating Safety Division please visit their website: www.uscgboating.org/