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Boating Safety Certification Courses

May 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Tri-State Flotilla, Massachusetts will be instructing two upcoming boating safety classes in Webster. It is time to get your family’s boating knowledge and skills ready for the 2024 boating season.  There is a special offer available to our students on this year’s spring courses, see below.

Boat America Course  – for MA, RI, or CT Certification

 Saturday:   May 18, 2024

Webster Fire Department Classroom

55 Thompson Road, Webster, MA

8 AM to 5 PM

This is a one-day course developed to provide the skills and confidence needed to explore the coast and inland waters by boat.  Basic knowledge and skills are needed to have safe and enjoyable boating experiences.  This course is perfect for families that have just purchased any type of boat or are planning to in the future, and for the boater keeping up with changes to boating regulations and laws.  Basic marlinespike seamanship (knots etc.) will also be included.  Successful completion of the course will certify any minor, from 12 to 16 years of age, to operate a powerboat, including a Personal Water Craft / Jet Ski (for 16 & 17-year-old operators), on all Massachusetts waters; in conjunction with the Mass. Environmental Police.  Adults completing the course will get a Mass. certification that may be required in the future.  Approved by NASBLA it will also cover the requirements to operate a vessel in most other states & many countries where boating safety education is mandatory including RI and CT.

Most boating insurance companies offer a discount on premiums for successful completion of this course.


Registration Contact our Public Education Officer Phil Kubat for registration or additional information at phil.uscgaux@verizon.net or call (508) 478-3778.


Webster Fire Department Classroom
55 Thompson Rd.
Webster, MA 01570 United States
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(508) 404-8088