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Small Boat Handling, Operation, and Maintenance



This course is an on-the-water course which serves as an introduction to the safe operation and handling of small motorboats and skiffs and serves to improve learner’s boating skills. No previous experience in boating is required, although students should be comfortable in, on, and around water prior to signing up for this course. Topics covered will include the principles and practices of operation of a variety of vessels, basic terminology, navigation, and handling. This hands-on course will additionally expose students to the rigging and working gear typically used in marine and aquatic resource development operations. Work done in this course is compliant with both the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. This course is typically scheduled in the northern hemisphere summer and fall, but may also be taught in tropical or southern hemisphere locations at different times.


Jul 5, 2021 — Aug 8, 2021

Registration Information

For credit cost: $470