Boating School Newport Beach


Newport Coast Maritime Academy is an accredited US Powerboating school offering private training to boat owners in Southern California. Our instructors will help you and your family develop the skills and knowledge to operate safely and with confidence. Our US Powerboating school certifications are recognized by major insurance carriers and charter companies as a qualification to operate a large motor yacht without a professional captain on board.


Southern California Powerboat School


We GUARANTEE upon successful completion of our powerboat certification courses you will qualify for insurance coverage as an owner/operator or we’ll refund your course tuition.

Basic Cruising
Coastal Cruising
Night Operations Course
Electronic Navigation
Night Operations
Keelboat Training
Keelboat Racing
Keelboat Advanced Racing
Vessel Maintenance
Basic Captain Package
Cruising Captain Package
Captain Upgrade Package

Southern California Powerboat School & Sailing Courses_____

We have a course that’s a perfect fit for you.

Basic Keelboat
Basic Racing
Advanced Racing

“Love the freedom of driving my own boat”

With my certification, I got insured as an owner/operator. My savings in captain fees paid for this course. Thank you!!

"Basic Keelboat"

After taking this course my wife and I are experiencing a whole new level of enjoyment on our Harbor 20.

“The Cruising Course Is Worth It”

Whenever we’d plan to take our 60’ Sunseeker we had to make sure someone was onboard to help us with docking/undocking. After taking the Basic Cruising Course and getting some great tips from our instructor now we can dock with ease … thanks, NCMA!!


Frequently asked questions and answers.

Q. Can I get insurance coverage as an owner/operator of my vessel after completing this course?

YES, our nationally approved curriculum enables us to offer a NO RISK MONEY BACK GUARANTEE!! We guarantee acceptance by insurance as an owner/operator or your money back.

Q. Do I have to take a US Powerboating certification course to get insurance coverage as an owner/operator

No, for owners who desire only to qualify for insurance coverage as an owner/operator we offer a non-certification BASIC POWERBOATING COURSE.

Q. Will I be able to charter a vessel as Captain if we go abroad?

Yes, the US Powerboating BASIC CRUISING & COASTAL CRUISING COURSES, when combined, are recognized by bareboat charter companies like The Moorings as qualification to charter their powerboats as Captain in the US, Caribbean, Mexico, Europe and Southeast Asia. See our BASIC CAPTAIN PACKAGE

Q. What is the International Proficiency Certificate?

The International Proficiency Certificate is a passport-style credential issued by U.S. Powerboating that is
recognized by charter companies in Europe, Mexico and the BVI’s as qualification to operate a large
power vessel. 


We take pride in teaching our students the skills and techniques to become safe and proficient vessel operators.


2901 West Coast Highway, 
Newport Beach, CA 92663


1 (949) 287-5454


To register for one of our courses, please complete our registration form.

Newport Coast Maritime Academy

2901 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663



Newport Coast Maritime Academy
Phone: 949-287-5454
2901 West Coast Highway, Suite 246, Newport Beach, CA 92663

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