Videos

Yachts4Fun’s vision is to provide a means for you to embrace “the boating lifestyle”, whether you own a boat or not. So we created a company that would not only teach you powerboat operation, but also provide you with Captains Services with us at the helm & Bareboat Charters with you at the helm, once you have completed the certification. Yacht4Fun’s Powerboat Passport is exactly that; your passport to powerboating! Come take an introductory virtual ride with us!

Take a virtual Yachts4Fun Powerboat Session Overview! 

Yachts4Fun Session Overview


In our session overview, Captain Richard will cover what was learned in Sessions 1 – 6 and discuss the Powerboat Passport program. Our exclusive highly praised Powerboat Passport instruction program is a comprehensive “on-the-water” hands on certification program.

Boating Lessons with Richard Waite

Instructional videos

Yachts4Fun Session 1: Close Quarter Maneuvers


Our exclusive highly praised Powerboat Passport instruction program is a comprehensive “on-the-water” hands on certification program. Students begin with our Close Quarters course learning basic maneuvers, then move to advanced exercises on the Vessel Endorsement course. Our Close Quarters course is a 12-hour program with four sessions and after completion, you obtain your Certification for Twin-Inboard motor yachts. Our Vessel Endorsement Course is another 12-hour program with four sessions and after completion, we will submit your training certification to your insurance company which allows you to operate the vessel with you as the captain!
Boating Lessons with Richard Waite

Yachts4Fun Session 2: Fairway Maneuvering


In lesson 2 you’ll learn about operating the boat within channels including steering wheel control and throttle control. This lesson also covers backing the boat. Our exclusive highly praised Powerboat Passport instruction program is a comprehensive “on-the-water” hands on certification program.

Boating Lessons with Richard Waite

Yachts4Fun Session 3: Docking and Departing


In session 3 of Yachts4Fun Powerboat Passport program we cover docking and departing.
Our exclusive highly praised Powerboat Passport™ instruction program is a comprehensive “on-the-water” hands on certification program.

Boating Lessons with Richard Waite

Yachts4Fun Session 4: Advanced Boat Handling


In lesson 4 we demonstrate skills using a combination of shifters throttles and wheel control to maneuver in wind and current. Our exclusive highly praised Powerboat Passport instruction program is a comprehensive “on-the-water” hands on certification program.

Boating Lessons with Richard Waite

Yachts4fun Session 5: Open Water Maneuvers


In session 5 we will move into open water exercises. Getting out on the open ocean brings about new challenges including getting the boat up to full speed safely.

Boating Lessons with Richard Waite

Yachts4fun Session 6: Anchoring and Mooring

Lesson 6 involves anchoring and mooring. Our exclusive highly praised Powerboat Passport instruction program is a comprehensive “on-the-water” hands on certification program.