Boating Safety Class
Our Boating Safety Class meets New York State certification requirements.
Taking a boating class reduces your risk of accidents and injuries, and may save you money on boat insurance.
Our eight-hour boating class includes a comprehensive introduction to boating, covering boat types, boat engines, boat selection and more.
You’ll learn about boating laws and regulations as well as boat registration and licensing. You will get in-depth knowledge of boating safety equipment, and gain practical knowledge of navigation, rules of the road, handling emergencies and mechanical problems on the water, the basics of towing and trailering, important information for hunters, anglers, water sports enthusiasts and personal watercraft operators.
Who needs a Boating Safety Certificate?
Under a new law, known as Brianna's Law, all motorboat operators:
Born on or after Jan. 1, 1993 will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2020.
Born on or after Jan. 1, 1988 will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2022.
Born on or after Jan. 1, 1983 will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2023.
Born on or after Jan. 1, 1978 will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2024.
All motorboat operators regardless of age will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2025.
Anyone operating a Personal Watercraft (JetSki™, Wave Runner™, etc.) must have a boating safety certificate, and be at least 14 years of age or older.
Children must be at least 10 years old to attend. Children between 10 and 12 must be accompanied by a parent or other adult. Children who are 13 or older may attend by themselves.
Upon successful completion, you will receive a Boating Safety Certificate recognized by New York State!
$45 per student. You will receive a 200-page textbook. The fee for an additional family member is $30 if they share the same textbook.
When: 8:30 AM on Saturday, January 25 from 8:30 AM until 1:00 PM and Saturday, February 1st from 8:30 AM until 2:00 PM
Where: Britannia Yachting Center, 81 Fort Salonga Rd, Northport NY 11768
To register: just enter your name, email and "Boating Safety Class" in the Message box below and click Register. We will reply to you.