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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Accelerated Safe Handling Course

An  8- to 12-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who has taken a classroom boating course but needs experience to safely operate a small motorboat and improve their boat handling skills. Students will be expected to study the course materials at home to challenge and pass a written exam covering equipment requirements, rules of the road, aids to navigations, preparation, environmental regulations, safety, and emergencies.

This course focuses on hands-on application of all skills, consequently, it is NOT approved by the U.S. Coast Guard or the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) as meeting requirements for a state boating safety education certificate.

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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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