HANDS-ON TRAINING

WE ARE NATIONAL SAFE BOATING COUNCIL AND NASBLA APPROVED!!!

Think Boating Safety offers you training on YOUR boat.

Topics Included:

Anchoring
Basic Boat Handling
Rules of the Road
Charts
Navigation
Commercial
Safety Equipment Check

and most importantly, Everyone’s Favorite: DOCKING!!

Private Services:
$225.00 for each hour

Training done OUR way takes approximately 4 hours. Training is customizable to meet YOUR needs:

If you go with the 3 to 4 hour package of our training it is $900.

** Additional fee for long distance travel

Each additional person is $150 per session

Module Training

Perfect for the new boater or those looking to get into boating. Boat U.S. has worked with National Safe Boating Council to create training Modules. 

These contain groups of 2-4 people with a 3 hour training session on our boats. 

$299 per person.

Module Trainings:

Module One: Introduction to powerboating

  • Pre-departure checks
  • Boater’s Eye
  • Standard Stop
  • Urgency Stop
  • Holding station using wind and current
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Module Two: Precision docking and boat handling

  • 180- degree turn-around (Pivot Turn)
  • 180-degree turn around in narrow fairway
  • Keeping a Proper Lookout
  • Docking
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Module Three: Open-Water Boat Handling

  • Trim/Tilt
  • Start engine/ Go over safety lanyard (Kill Switch)
  • Wheel control
  • Shoreline landing and departing
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Module Four: Open-Water Advanced Maneurving

  • Plowing mode (demonstration only)
  • Planing mode
  • Avoidance turns (“S” turns)
  • Person overboard retrieval (Man Overboard)
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