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.
This beginner boating class 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
The Minimum age for this class is 12 years of age by the class date.
At the successful completion and a passing grade on the exam, participants will receive a course certificate and wallet card. 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.
The seminar includes 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 to navigation, navigation rules, docking, and the dangers of alcohol on the water.
Boating 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.
Course held at Willcutt Commons - 91 Sohier Street.
We will follow all local, state, and federal guidelines in regard to Covid protocols.
The program has limited availability and pre-registration is required one week prior to the program.
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. Cohasset Recreation will waive the processing fee for any medical-related withdrawal/refund requests. All refund/withdrawal requests must be in writing to email@example.com.