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Frequently asked questions and answers.

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 and Night Operations courses, when combined, are recognized by many charter companies as qualification to charter their powerboats.

Q. Can I get my California Boater’s License?

Yes, we are approved by NASBLA and the California Department of Boating and Waterways to administer the CA Boaters Card exam as part of the BASIC CRUISING COURSE.

Q. How much experience do I need to take the Basic Powerboat course?

For the BASIC CRUISING COURSE we recommend basic knowledge and skills handling a powerboat and more importantly a desire to learn. That’s it!!.

Q. What is special about Newport Coast Maritime Academy?

Newport Coast Maritime Academy is one of a select few schools accredited by US Powerboating to teach and certify students on your vessel.  This ensures the training you receive will be specific to your boat, relevant to your boating environment, and hands-on with your vessel.