Public Education Course Flyer: Boat America

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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.
  • Sports and Boating – Water-skiing, hunting and hunting gear, PWC operation, and other boating tips.

Presented by Flotilla 054-20-04
New Bern, NC

Course: Boat America
Start Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2023
End Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2023
Hours: 8:30 AM  –  4:30 PM
Duration: 8 Hours
Lessons: 1
Location: Fairfield Harbor Community Center
585 Broad Creek
New Bern,  NC  28560
Contact: Hank Steinfeld
(252) 745-0893
Course Cost: $25
Register By: Mon, 20 Feb 2023
Comments: Persons born in 1988 or later must complete an approved boating education course before operating any vessel propelled by a motor of 10 HP or greater You'll learn the required knowledge to operate a boat. Many insurance companies offer discounts on boat insurance for completing this course! Topics include: Before getting underway Navigating the waterways Operating your vessel safely Legal requirements of boating Handling boating emergencies

Posted: Wed, 21 Dec 2022

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