Powerboat Lesson FAQ’s

Is there an advantage to becoming certified on the national skill-based standards?


How long is an “on-the-water” lesson?


Why aren’t the sessions longer?


Do you offer stand-alone lessons without becoming certified?


Who teaches the 'on the water' courses?


Do I receive a certificate of completion for the lessons given?


What courses are offered on the Cruisers 370?


What courses are offered on the Marquis 55?


I just bought a boat and my insurance requires that I take lessons – can you give me powerboat lessons on my boat?


What if I don’t think I’m ready, or have the ability to safely pilot the boat after obtaining Basic Powerboat and Night courses?


Can I use the services of a first mate to assist me when I bareboat charter?


What happens if the weather is bad?


What is your cancellation policy?


Charter Internationally FAQ’s

What certification is required to charter a boat internationally?


Intern Captain/ Instructor FAQ’s

Does Yachts4Fun have a Captain/Instructor intern program?


How do I enroll as an intern captain/instructor with Yachts4Fun?


Can I earn an income as an intern?


What services can a First Mate provide?


Licensed Captain FAQ’s

What are the requirements to obtain USCG license?


What qualifies as a “sea day”?


Do bareboat charters provided by Yachts4Fun qualify for “sea-time”?


What rating will I qualify for on my USCG license?


How can I qualify for a higher rating (tonnage) USCG license?


How can I prepare and take the USCG exam?


How do I become a USPB certified instructor with Yachts4Fun?