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America's Boating Program

About Boating Safety (ABS)

Complete the course in one day!

The Basic Boating Program includes:

  • Know your boat
  • Navigating the waterways
  • The legal requirements of boating
  • Enjoying water sports with your boat
  • Before you get underway
  • Operating your vessel safely
  • Boating emergencies - what to do

Last Saturday of each month

9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Mote Marine - Keating Education Center
1599 Ken Thompson Pkwy
(Next to The Old Salty Dog/MarineMax)

$35.00 per person and $45 per couple

-Take it as a family - Safety is for EVERYONE -

This program is recognized and approved by the U.S. Coast Guard. Successful completion will make you eligible for the Florida Boating Certificate (required by Florida Law to operate a vessel with 10 or more horsepower or if your were born on or after January 1, 1988) and may earn a discount on your boat insurance.

Non-boat owners are encouraged to take this program to become familiar with the boating experience.

To pay online Click Here

For more information or to enroll in any program, contact:

Zac Tapp
Flotilla 82 Office: (941) 388-1033
Or Email: