Learn to Powerboat

POWER STUDENT LEVELS
 
Introduction to Boating - To introduce novice boaters to safe practices when preparing to leave the dock, while underway, and when returning to dock. This standard may be taught in a sailing vessel or a powerboat. It is expected that the vessel will be less than 12 meters in length.
 
Basic Outboard Standard - To be able to operate safely in familiar waters as skipper of a craft up to 6 metres and powered by an outboard engine under 55 kW (75 hp).
 
Basic Powerboat Standard - To be able to operate safely in local waters as skipper of craft over 6 metres and powered by an engine over 55 kW (10 hp).

Basic Powerboat - Commercial Endorsement – Same objectives as the basic standard while including conduct for commercial vessles. To be taught on vessels under 12 Tons, up to 40 feet LOA.

Intermediate Powerboat Standard - To be able to operate safely as a skipper a powerboat between 9 to 12 metres with inboard engine(s) by day in moderate wind and sea conditions.

 

Updated 2013-10-04