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Boating Safety Course

May 20, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Boating Safety Course, Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife / Portland Yacht Services

Participation in a boating education course will teach how to properly operate and maintain a boat. There are a few options of course types to choose from, please visit our website for a complete listing. NASBLA approved online courses that are recognized in Maine are available as well as classroom courses.

Note: Persons 16 years of age and under 18 years of age MAY NOT operate a personal watercraft unless they possess on their person, identification showing proof of age and proof of successful completion of a NASBLA approved boating safety course unless they are accompanied by a person 18 years of age or older who physically occupies the personal watercraft.

Passage of a final exam is required. You must attend every day of the class in order to receive your certificate.

Total Course = 6 Hours

  • Proper Operation & Safety (Boating Handling-Equipment-Trailering) = 3 Hours
  • Laws = 30 Minutes
  • Emergencies & Survival (cold water) = 40 Minutes
  • Self Help First Aid = 20 Minutes
  • Environment/Ethics = 1 1/2 Hours

New courses are posted on the MDIF&W website as they become available. Can’t find a course for your area? Contact the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.

Students must be at least nine years old to attend the course, students under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

When registering either by telephone or email, please be sure to include your full name, telephone number, and which course, date and location you are signing up for.



Portland Yacht Services
100 West Commercial St
Portland, ME 04102 United States
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