Waterfront Powerboat Programs

Waterfront Powerboat Programs

New York State Boating Safety

Safe Powerboat Handling - Drivers Education for BoatersTM

Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling

Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling/Safety and Rescue

USCG Launch Tender Course

Boat Handling Practice Day

Private Powerboat Lessons

 

New York State Boating Safety Certificate (BSC)

 

This eight hour course covers safety equipment, safe boat operation, marlinspike seamanship (knots, coiling and heaving line), rules of the road, aids to navigation, emergency procedures and rendering assistance, and a host of other areas. This primarily classroom course integrates practical application of all skills using dockside demonstrations and other hands-on methods whenever possible. This course is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and meets the New York State boating safety education requirements. Many insurance companies offer discounts to boat owners who have participated in this type of boating safety course.

This course is required in New York State for those between the ages of 10 and 18 to operate a motorboat in New York State without adult supervision and for those over 14 years of age to operate a Personal Watercraft (i.e. Jet Ski, Wave Runner, Sea Doo). NYS Parks Website

 

Dates and Times:

BSC 1: Wednesday & Thursday, January 27 & 28, 2016 - 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

BSC 2: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

BSC 3: Wednesday & Thursday, March 23 & 24, 2016 - 5:30 - to 9:30 p.m.

 

Age/Prerequisite:       10 years old+

 

Certification: New York State Boating Safety Certificate

Fee:     $75/per person. Fee includes all materials; New York State Boating Safety Certificate is $10 extra (paid directly to New York State after the course)

Register

Questions: Contact Brianna Covell phone: 718-409-2447


Safe Powerboat Handling (SPH) – Drivers Education for BoatersTM

 

This sixteen hour, on-the-water course is for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a powerboat or improve their on-the-water boat handling skills. No experience necessary. The topics are covered using a variety of techniques in the classroom and dockside, emphasizing on-the-water practical application of all skills. Topics covered include:

On-the-Water Sessions

  • Engine & electrical systems
  • Starting procedures
  • Docking
  • Leave & return to a slip
  • Close-quarters maneuvers
  • High-speed maneuvers
  • Anchoring
  • Steering a range
  • Emergency procedures & rendering assistance
  • Person-in-Water rescue

Classroom Sessions

  • Safety, prep & weather
  • Maneuvering concepts
  • Registration & capacities
  • Equipment requirements
  • Prep & fueling procedures
  • Navigation rules of the road
  • Aids to navigation
  • Environment regulations

The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) has approved the course which also meets the boating safety certificate requirements in New York (see Boating Safety Certification above). NYS Parks Website

Dates and Times:

SPH 1: Saturday & Sunday, April 23 & 24, 2016 - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.  SOLD OUT!

SPH 2: Saturday & Sunday, May 7 & 8, 2016 - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.  SOLD OUT!

SPH 3: Saturday & Sunday, June 4 & 5, 2016 - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.  SOLD OUT!

SPH 4: Saturday & Sunday, September 10 & 11, 2016 - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Time: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Age/Prerequisite:       12 years old+

Certification: New York State Boating Safety Certificate

US Sailing/US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certification

Fee:     $300 per person

State Boating Safety Certifications are extra ($10 for New York State sent directly to the state after the course).

Register

Questions: Contact Brianna Covell phone: 718-409-2447

 

NEW! SUNY Maritime College is pleased to offer the Safe Powerboat Handling at:

Long Island Maritime Museum

88 West Avenue, West Sayville, NY 11796

Dates and Times:

Saturday and Sunday, May 14th and 15th, 2016 - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5, 2016 - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday June 11 and 12, 2016 - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

To register (must register with LI Maritime Museum not SUNY Maritime):

Visit: www.limaritime.org

Call: (631) 854-4974

E-mail: limm@limaritime.org



Contact Brianna Covell phone: 718-409-2447 to see how easy and cost effective it is to schedule a Safe Powerboat Handling program at your club, marina or community waterfront facility.


 

 

Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling

 

 

This eight hour hands on course is for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a powerboat or improve their on-the-water boat handling skills and already has or does not need a State Boating Safety Certificate. The course is taught by a US Powerboating certified instructor who covers safe boat operation, docking, close quarters maneuvering, anchoring, navigation rules & navigation aids, safety equipment, emergency procedures, rendering assistance and a host of other areas. The course emphasizes on-the-water practical application of all skills.

Dates:

ASPH1: Saturday June 11, 2016  SOLD OUT!

Time:      9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Age/Prerequisite:       12 years old+

Certification: US Sailing/US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certification.

Fee:        $250 per person

Register

Questions: Contact Brianna Covell phone: 718-409-2447

Contact Brianna Covell phone: 718-409-2447 to see how easy and cost effective it is to schedule an Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling program at your facility. 


  Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling/Safety and Rescue Course

 

 

SUNY Maritime College in partnership with the Long Island Sound Junior Sailing Association is pleased to offer this special two day hands on program. On the first day all attendees will participate in a US Powerboating Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling course where they will learn how to safely operate a powerboat or improve their on-the-water boat handling skills.

On the second day instructors will select qualified boat handlers to participate in a US Powerboat Safety and Rescue Boat Handling course while the other students will receive additional Safe Powerboat Handling hands-on training.  All participants are required to have a State Boating Safety Certificate (if required by your State). The course is will be taught by a team of US Powerboating certified instructors.

Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling

  • Engine & electrical systems
  • Starting procedures
  • Docking
  • Close-quarters maneuvers
  • Anchoring
  • Steering a range
  • Proceeding to a destination
  • Person in Water Recovery

Safety and Rescue Boat Handling

  • VHF radio communications
  • Boat rescues, incl. capsizes
  • Person in Water rescue
  • Towing: astern & alongside
  • Williamson turn
  • Intercepting & maintaining position with moving vessel
  • Use of bearings & GPS
  • Search pattern

Date:   Saturday and Sunday, May 14th and 15th, 2016

Time:    9:00 am to 6:00 pm each day

Age/Prerequisite:                   12+ (State Boating Safety Certificate if required by your State)

Potential Certifications:        US Sailing/US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling

US Sailing/US Powerboating Safety & Rescue Boat Handling

Fee:                 $300 per person includes all certification materials

Register

Questions:      Contact Brianna Covell phone: 718-409-2447


Launch Tender Course

(USCG Limited Masters or Limited OUPV License - U.S. Coast Guard Approved):

 

This sixteen hour, hands-on course is for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a powerboat, improve their on-the-water boat handling skills and earn a U.S. Coast Guard Limited Operator of Uninspecrted Passenger Vessels or Master of Self Propelled Vessels engaged in launch tender service upon inland waters (not more than 1/2 nautical mile from shore).This license is designed for those working at yacht clubs, marinas, camps, and community waterfront centers as a launch driver, sailing instructor or camp counselor. This course covers safe boat operation, docking, anchoring, marlinspike seamanship (knots, coiling and heaving line), navigation rules & navigation aids, safety equipment, emergency procedures, rendering assistance and a host of other areas. The topics are covered using a variety of techniques in the classroom and dockside, emphasizing on-the-water practical application of all skills.

The United States Coast Guard and National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) have approved this course which also meets the boating safety certificate requirements in New York. Upon successful completion of this course and a 50 question multiple choice written exam you will receive a SUNY Maritime College certificate which exempts you from USCG exam when applying for a Limited Masters or Limited OUPV (Launch Tender) License. Course completion or exam certificate allows recipient twelve (12) months to submit USCG License application. You DO NOT have to complete any of the license requirements BEFORE the course. The application, course completion certificate and additional fees must be completed within twelve (12) months AFTER completing the course.

NYS Parks Website

License Requirements: 

 

Limited OUPV

Limited Masters

Description

Operate uninspected passenger vessels/launch (OUPV) carrying no more than six (6) passengers in a limited geographic area

Operate inspected passenger vessel/launch carrying seven (7) passengers or more in a limited geographic area

Age

17 years of age

18 years of age

Sea Time

90 days (4+ hours/day) of self-documented sea time, 90 days in last three years

120 days (4+ hours/day) of self-documented sea time, 90 days in last three years

Application

Application Form and Transportation Worker Identification Card

Application Form and Transportation Worker Identification Card

 

Physical exam including eye exam

Physical exam including eye exam

 

Drug Test

Drug Test

Instructor:   USCG Licensed Captain

Age Group:   17 - adult

Group Size:   6 - 12

Time:   9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fee:   $350/per person ($375/per person if less than two weeks before course), includes:

  • Books and other teaching aides.
  • Books and other teaching aides.
  • Safety equipment
  • Classroom and on-the water instruction
  • US POWERBOATING Safe Boating Certification
  • SUNY Maritime College 16-hour Launch Tender Completion Certificate

Certifications:

  • New York Boating Safety Certificate
  • US Powerboating Safe Boating Certificate
  • SUNY Maritime College 16-hour Launch Tender Certificate

Additional fees paid directly to government agency upon completion of the course:

  • Lifetime State Boating Safety Certifications ($10 for New York State, $50 for Connecticut)
  • Transportation Workers Identification (TWIC) Card ($128)
  • USCG license application fee ($100)

Resources:

For additional information about obtaining your USCG Limited OUPV or Limited Masters License:

USCG National Limited Masters/Limited OUPV Checklist Application Checklist

USCG National Maritime Center Web Site Credential Application Process

Location:  SUNY Maritime College (6 Pennyfield Avenue, Throggs Neck - Bronx, NY 10465)

Dates:

LTC 1: Saturday & Sunday, March 5 & 6, 2016 - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.  SOLD OUT!

LTC 2: Saturday & Sunday, April 9 & 10, 2016 - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.  SOLD OUT!

LTC 3: Saturday & Sunday, May 14-15, 2016 - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.  SOLD OUT!

LTC 4: Saturday & Sunday, June 18 & 19, 2016 - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

LTC 5: Saturday & Sunday, October 22 & 23, 2016 - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 

For questions or to register for SUNY Maritime Courses:

Register

Questions about course content or registration? Contact Brianna Covell phone: 718-409-2447


SUNY Maritime College's USCG Launch Tender Course is also offered at:

The Waterfront Center

(1 West End Avenue, Oyster Bay - Long Island, NY 11771)

The classroom and on-the-water components of this course will be held at The Waterfront Center in Oyster Bay, NY.

For questions or to register for USCG Launch Operators courses at The Waterfront Center contact:

E-mail: info@thewfc.org

Phone: 516-922-SAIL (7245) 

Visit: The Waterfront Center


Landfall Navigation Marine Training Center

(151 Harvard Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902)

The first day of each class will be held at Landfall Navigation's Marine Training Center in Stamford, CT and the second day will be held on the water at SUNY Maritime College in Throggs Neck (Bronx), NY.

For questions or to register for USCG Launch Operator courses at Landfall Navigation contact:

E-mail: Director

Phone: 203-487-0775 x21

Visit: Landfall Navigation Marine Training Center


Boat Handling Practice Day

 

Need a little boat handling practice before the season starts? Sailing instructors want to brush up on your skills before your US Sailing Level I class? Join us for an on-the-water day of hands-on boat handling practice in a center console outboard motor boat (i.e. Boston Whaler 17’with a 70 hp outboard). With a maximum of two students per boat and four students per instructor you will get plenty of practice to meet your goals.

Boat Handling Drills

  • Pre-trip checklist, starting procedures and troubleshooting
  • Close-quarters maneuvers
  • Pivot Turn
  • Docking
  • Holding Position
  • Person In Water Recovery
  • Dick Alsopp’s Infamous Slowest Boat Race Challenge
  • Other skills requested by participants!

Date:   Saturday, May 7th, 2016

Time:    9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Age/Prerequisite:     Basic boat handling, this is not a learn to powerboat class

Certifications:            No Certifications offered.

Fee:                 $225 per person

Register

Questions:      Brianna Covell phone: 718-409-2447

 


 

Private Powerboat Lessons

 

Want to learn at your own pace or brush up on your skills? Private lessons with a USCG Licensed US POWERBOATING Instructor on your boat or ours are a great way to build your confidence and focus on the skills most important to you.

Date:   At your convenience April – September, please confirm date BEFORE registering  

Time: At your convenience; minimum 3 hours

Age/Prerequisites:     10 years old +

Fee:     $450 for 3-hour lesson (up to three people) on our boat; $300 for 3-hour lesson (up to three people) on your boat plus travel expenses; $100 each additional hour 

Prerequisites:      None

Contact: Brianna Covell phone: 718-409-2447