Newport Coast Maritime Academy Powerboat Training School
The Leader in Powerboat Training
Basic Cruising Course
Learn to maneuver your vessel, follow the rules of the road, navigate safely to a destination and respond to an emergency
Close Quarter Maneuvering
VHF Radio Operation
Aids to Navigation
Vessel Systems Orientation
Rules of the Road
Course fee includes Captain Training and Certification for you plus crew training for three additional persons.
Certificates & Endorsements
US Powerboating Basic Cruising Certificate
CA Boaters Card
Owner/Operator Insurance Endorsement
Learn to maneuver your vessel in close quarters, docking, rules of the road, aids to navigation, chart reading, anchoring, emergency procedures & VHF radio operation.
Learn to plan and execute an overnight cruise, utilize radar, recover a person in the water, anchor outside a harbor, pick up a mooring and navigate into an unfamiliar harbor during daylight.
Learn to operate your vessel at night or in limited visibility using radar, chart plotter & GPS, identify other vessels on radar, recognize light configurations and safely enter an unfamilar harbor.
Learn to plan, weather route and navigate a 100NM+ cruise with you at the helm. Accompanied by a professional instructor, a 100% real-world long-distance passagemaking cruise.
Learn advanced skills to navigate your vessel using an electronic chart plotter, GPS and radar. Build confidence and skills to safely navigate in unfamiliar waters, at night or in limited visibility.
Learn to identify, maintain, troubleshoot and repair basic vessel systems and mechanical equipment. What you learn can potentially save thousands of dollars in unnecessary repairs.