Maine Boat Company offers powerboat classes for everyone and every skill level. Whether you are new to operating a powerboat, thinking of buying one or have been crewing for years, we can help you feel more confident and comfortable operating powerboats. We strive to offer a professional, safe and fun learning environment and specialize in US Powerboating Certifications.
Safe Powerboat Handling $495
The core of our on-the-water powerboat training program, Safe Powerboat Handling, is a 16-hour, hands-on course for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a small powerboat and improve their boat handling skills. Safe Powerboat Handling combines classroom instruction with practical training and is taught by experienced US Sailing & US Powerboating Certified Powerboat Instructors. Students will graduate from this course with the knowledge, practical experience and confidence to leave the dock and get out on the water. 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 obtaining a state boating safety education certificate. Most insurance companies will also provide discounts for boat owner policies upon successful completion of course.
Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling $295
This 8- to 12-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is recommended for experienced powerboat operators or individuals with prior experience looking to challenge or refresh their practical 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, environment regulations, safety and emergencies. This course focuses on the practical application of 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.
Safety & Rescue Boat Handling $295
Safety & Rescue Boat Handling is designed to empower students by familiarizing them with concepts and techniques relating to on-water rescues. Topics covered range from equipment, preparation and operator and crew responsibilities during an emergency to the practical techniques used in rescue situations. Safety and Rescue Boat Handling is recommended for regatta management personnel, sailing instructors and coaches, first responders and any individuals whose quick, appropriate emergency response may save lives and protect boats and equipment. 8 hour course.
Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling/Safety and Rescue $495
Maine Boat Company 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 Powerboating 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. The course will be taught by a team of US Powerboating certified instructors.
Maine Boat Company works with sailing organizations, yacht clubs, municipalities and other groups catering to specific needs utilizing their specific boats. $1500 for Safe Powerboat Handling or Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling/Safety & Rescue (up to 12 people). Maximum 3 students per boat is recommended.
$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.
Boat Club $595/season or $495/season for Sailing Course Graduates
Join our boat club! We offer 20 memberships for use with our fleet of small sailboats. Members can take boats out 7 days a week from 1600 to dusk or whenever the boats are not being used for instruction or day rentals.
A limited number of memberships results in better access to boats and more time to sail. You don’t need to worry about the costs or maintenance that go along with boat ownership. Just come when you can, enjoy being on the water, and leave the rest to us.