Powerboat Training

Specialized training and courses are a new offering from Long Island Boat Rentals with our same great powerboat education tailored to specific groups and students.

Get out of the classroom and behind the wheel!

US Powerboating offers the Nation’s best and most comprehensive hands-on boating courses.

PRO-TIP – Don’t cut corners when it comes to your boating education, if you’re not prepared, you’re endangering your passengers and mistakes are always expensive.

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Safe Handling Course

A 16-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a small motorboat and improve their boat handling skills. No previous experience is required! The US Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) have approved this course and an increasing number of states have recognized it as meeting their requirements for a State Boating Education Certificate; Including New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut! These national and state approvals call for the course to include a total of six to eight hours of classroom sessions covering required education topics.

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Boat Handling Workshop

Gain more time behind the wheel with these 2.5 hour weekday workshops to focus on boat handling and develop instincts around the dock and common encounters. They are instructional however designed to be done more than once as the focus is practice and repetition.

These workshops will help feel more comfortable on your everyday boating situations.  Many of our renters just need more time on the water to make your boat handling maneuvers second nature, just like driving a car.

Completing workshops does NOT provide any certifications.

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Private Lessons

Private lessons are a great way for boaters of any level to incrementally build knowledge and skills to safely operate a small powerboat, or take their skills and confidence to the next level. The wonderful part of a lesson is we can tailor it to your needs and move through the skills and material at your pace.

Boaters who want individual private instruction

Those with unpredictable schedules

Work on your boat handling skills

Refreshers to brush up on knowledge and skills you haven’t used

Get familiar with our boats, the local area, and GPS equipment

Learn and develop skills using their own boat and navigation equipment

Focus on a specific skill

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