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Outer Banks, North Carolina
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Uninspected Passenger Vessel Training Class

Our first Captain
April 1st
We will soon be able to perform Uninspected Passenger Vessel VE

Boating Safety Classes

Boat America is a boating certificate class that offers an in-depth and interesting boating safety course, and provides the knowledge needed to obtain a boating certificate.

Some insurance companies will also offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete this course.


Introduction to Boating – Types of power boats, boating vocabulary, sailboats, paddle boats, powering boats, and engine types.
Boating Law – Boat registration, regulations, hull identification numbers, required safety equipment, Federal boating law, state boating law, and reporting accidents.
Safety Equipment – Life jackets, fire extinguishers, sound-producing devices, visual distress signals, anchors, and other safety equipment.
Safe Operation and Navigation – Buoys and beacons, aids to navigation, navigation rules, docking, and the dangers of alcohol on the water.
Boating Emergencies – Hypothermia, boating accidents, man overboard, capsizing, emergency radio calls, carbon monoxide dangers, and weather.
Trailering – Types of trailers, lights, hitches, towing a trailer.

All classes are taught by certified Coast Guard Auxiliary Instructors.
Tuition is $30.00 for 1st Family member, $25 for each additional Family member and includes all materials.

Valued Partners, Services, and Organizations

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Dedicated men and women who volunteer their time, talent, and resources to enhance and improve boating safety on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Safety patrols in local waters, boating safety classes for the public, free courtesy safety inspections of private and commercial boats, local and regional public events.

We support the Coast Guard, training with their boats, aircraft, and helicopter rescue teams based on the Outer Banks. We patrol the local waters and assist in Search and Rescue operations.

We are 17 years old. We are 85. And we are everywhere in between. We work and live in this OBX community. Our shipmates bring the rich experience of lives spent in an astounding array of vocations. And, we have fun as we work together to make a difference on this amazing sandbar we call home!

Start your adventure with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's Outer Banks Flotilla

To explore the opportunities that are available as a volunteer member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Outer Banks Flotilla contact us.  A great way to start is to come to our monthly meeting. Guests are always welcome. We meet at 6:00 PM on the fourth Wednesday of the month.  Contact our Flotilla Commander for this month’s location.

Tom Mattingly
Flotilla Commander
(252) 573-0599



Site Last Updated: March 1, 2024