Boating Lessons with Richard WaiteBASIC POWERBOAT COURSE 

Close quarter maneuvers within the Marina

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Basic Powerboat Course is an 14-hour program* that includes instructor reviews, self study and four “on the water” sessions. Practical skills learned include powerboat theory, safety, systems, close quarters maneuvering, docking & departing, bow first and stern first in a slip, weather, navigation aid and rules, line handling, knots, emergency procedures and anchoring.  

Basic Powerboat Course

  • Course aboard Cruisers 370: $1,995

Prices are per student and includes vessel and certified instructor. Minimum 2 students per lesson.

Graduates can obtain the following certifications and bareboat charter the Cruisers 370 after meeting certification requirements. Course hours are estimates and self study may take longer to complete exams. Certifications, course materials and fuel charges not included in prices.

  • Twin-Inboard Close Quarters certification
  • Basic Powerboat Cruising certification (exam required)
  • California Vessel Operator Card – State law goes into effect 1/1/2018

Boating Lessons with Richard WaiteNIGHT OPERATIONS COURSE

Operate at night insight of land along Santa Monica Coastline  

Boating Lessons with Richard Waite

Night Operations Course is a 4 hour program* that includes instructor reviews, self study and one “on the water” session at night. Practical skills learned includes night navigation planning, night systems and procedures, night vision, aids to navigation, leave and enter harbor and return to slip/dock at night. PREREQUISITE: Basic Powerboat Course.

  • Course aboard Cruisers 370: $595
  • Course aboard Marquis 55: $795

Prices are per student and include vessel and certified instructor. Minimum 2 students per lesson.

Graduates may obtain the Night Operations Endorsement Certification (exam required)Course hours are estimates and self study may take longer to complete exams. Certifications, course materials and fuel charges not included in prices. 

Boating Lessons with Richard WaiteCRUISING POWERBOAT COURSE

Navigate within sight of land in unfamiliar waters to local points of interest (Redondo and Paradise Cove Malibu)  

Boating Lessons with Richard Waite

Cruising Powerboat Course is a 10-14 hour program* that includes instructor review, self study and two “on the water” sessions aboard the Cruisers 370. Practical skills learned include intermediate boat handling, spring lines, open water maneuvers, anchoring, charts, GPS, radar, emergency procedures and piloting to local areas of interest, Redondo, Malibu. PREREQUISITE: Basic Powerboat and Night Operations Courses.

Interested in a larger, more powerful & complex yacht?

Upgrade to the Marquis 55! 

  • Course aboard Cruisers 370: $1,395
  • Course aboard Marquis 55: $2,895

Prices are per student and include vessel and certified instructor. Minimum 2 students per lesson.

Graduates can bareboat charter the Marquis 55 after meeting certification requirements, or the boat owners can obtain a certificate of completion submitted to their insurance carrier so they can pilot their boat without a licensed captain. Course hours are estimates and self study may take longer to complete exams. Certifications, course materials and fuel charges not included in prices.

Boating Lessons with Richard WaiteINSHORE CRUISING COURSE

Navigate in moderate wind and sea conditions to Catalina Island   

Boating Lessons with Richard Waite

Inshore Cruising is our Catalina Course, an 8 hour program* that includes instructor reviews, self study and one “on the water” session to Catalina Island . Practical skills include command and control, provisioning and crew planning for multiple days, navigation systems, GPS, radar, anchoring and mooring, dinghy management. PREREQUISITE: Cruising Powerboat Course.

  • Course aboard Cruisers 370: $1,195
  • Course aboard Marquis 55: $1,595

Prices are per student and include vessel and certified instructor. Minimum 2 students per lesson. 

Graduates can obtain their Inshore Powerboat Cruising certification (exam required)Course hours are estimates and self study may take longer to complete exams. Certifications, course materials and fuel charges not included in prices.Boating Lessons with Richard Waite

Courses On Your Boat

Great for boat owners that need training and certification required by their marine insurance to operate their boat without a licensed captain.

Boating Lessons with Richard Waite

  • about_certificationBasic Powerboat Cruising Course: $2,195 

  • Night Operations Endorsement: $595 

  • Cruising Powerboat Course:  $1,295

  • Inshore Cruising Certification: $995

Certifications and course materials not included in prices.

 

Boating Lessons with Richard Waite

Private Lessons on Our Boats

If you would like to take private lessons on one of our boats, YACHTime prepaid hours can be applied toward the boat rental.
Lesson prices are separate, listed below.

Boating Lessons with Richard Waite

  • about_certificationBasic Powerboat Cruising Course: $2,195 

  • Night Operations Endorsement: $595 

  • Cruising Powerboat Course:  $1,295

  • Inshore Cruising Certification: $995

Certifications and course materials not included in prices.

Learn more about USCG Certification and visit our Powerboat Lesson FAQs page for more information.