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The DSC is booking powerboat classes for next season. Classes are limited to 3 students  (1/boat) and must be full to run.

US SAILING (Accelerated) Safe Powerboat Handling Certification

This two-day, hands on course is for anyone who wants to practice safe handling skills on a small motorboat.

Coast Guard Approved. The US Coast Guard has approved this course as an on-water supplement to the NASBLA Safe Boating Certificate. This is the perfect pairing for your state's boating safety education certificate, and candidates who pass the on-water and written US Powerboating test will receive US Powerboating SPBH Certification. The industry standard is to cram all of the material into one day; our groundbreaking program runs a full two days.

Sailors operate the SeaHunt with 90HP engine for an Access-ability Saturday

This course is not a substitute for a person's NASBLA State Safe Boating Certification (it is an on-water supplement). The Maryland State Boating Certificate can currently be earned at no cost to you through the Boat US Foundation's Safe Boater Program. Click HERE to earn your Safe Boater Certificate through Boat US Foundation.

All candidates are required to show and carry their valid "Safe Boater Card."

View the Course Agenda HERE.

Boats used in the course

All boats used in the course have remote start (key ignition, like a car) and remote steering (steering wheel). The boats include:

  • SeaHunt 17' Center Console w/ 90hp Yamaha oil injected two-stroke
  • Boston Whaler "Montauk" Center Console w/ 60hp E-TEC
  • Boston Whaler 15' "Classic" side console w/ 60hp HT Yamaha four-stroke
  • Boston Whaler 13' "Classic" side console w/ 25hp Yamaha four-stroke
  • Boston Whaler 13' "Sport" side console w/ 35hp Mercury two-stroke (demonstration only)

Persons failing to bring their safe boating certificate will be refused without refund. Due to the nature of this course, this is a rain or shine program (Gale Warning excepted).

Slow Boat Challenge

2-Day Accelerated SPbH Certification Courses


The Downtown Sailing Center at the Baltimore Museum of Industry
1425 Key Highway, Suite 110, Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 727-0722 • info@downtownsailing.org