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Vitamin Sea Safely
Boating Safety Classes
Pick one Saturday - 4/6, 5/18, 6/15

Boat America is a boating certificate class that offers an in-depth and interesting boating safety course and provides the knowledge needed to obtain a boating certificate.

These beginner boating classes will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in MA (and NH). Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete.

Participants will receive a course certificate, wallet card at successful completion, and a passing grade on the exam.  Junior operator licenses will be submitted to the state that allows 12-16 years to operate a powerboat and 16-17 years old to operate jet skis.

These seminars include a morning break, a one-hour lunch break, and a short break before the exam.

About this class:
Introduction to Boating – Types of powerboats, boating vocabulary, sailboats, paddleboats, powering boats, and engine types.

Boating Law – Boat registration, regulations, hull identification numbers, required safety equipment, Federal boating law, state boating law, and reporting accidents.

Safety Equipment – Life jackets, fire extinguishers, sound-producing devices, visual distress signals, anchors, and other safety equipment.

Safe Operation and Navigation – Buoys and beacons aids in navigation, navigation rules, docking, and the dangers of alcohol on the water.

oating Emergencies – Hypothermia, boating accidents, man overboard, capsizing, emergency radio calls, carbon monoxide dangers, and weather.

Trailering – Types of trailers, lights, hitches, towing a trailer.

Sports and Boating – Water-skiing, hunting and hunting gear, PWC operation, and other boating tips.

These programs have limited availability, and pre-registration is required one week before each program.

Willcutt Commons - 91 Sohier Street (swim center parking lot)

Refund Policy
  • Any programs canceled by Cohasset Recreation will result in full refunds and account credits. Participants withdrawing at least 1 week before the program date will receive a refund/credit less a $5 processing fee per participant. All refund/withdrawal requests must be in writing to

Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
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Boat America Education 4/6 
12y and up N/A Sa  04/06/2024
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Willcutt Commons
$35.00 R, $40.00 NR
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Boat America Education 5/18 
12y and up N/A Sa  05/18/2024
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Willcutt Commons
$35.00 R, $40.00 NR
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Boat America Education 6/15 
12y and up N/A Sa  06/15/2024
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Willcutt Commons
$35.00 R, $40.00 NR

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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