NEWPORT COAST MARITIME ACADEMY
US POWERBOATING™ COURSE INTRODUCTION

Newport Coast Maritime Academy is a US Powerboating™ school, the national leader of on-the-water powerboat training and education.

Our mission is to deliver training courses that empower students with the skills and techniques to become safe and proficient vessel commanders.

Our instructors are highly experienced US Coast Guard licensed Captains with extensive experience in vessel operations, vessel maintenance.

Newport Coast Maritime Academy can help you achieve what you have perhaps dreamed of doing; but didn’t know where to turn for practical, trustworthy and experienced advice.

Course Benefits:

  1. Insurance Coverage – The US Powerboating™ certificate of completion is recognized by insurance carriers as evidence of to command.
  2. International Certification – The U.S. Powerboating™ Basic Cruising, Coastal Operations and Night Operations course certifications are accepted by bareboat charter companies in the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and BVI’s as qualification to charter a vessel as captain.
    3. European Certification – The US Powerboating™ International Proficiency Certificate is accepted by bareboat charter companies in Europe and the Mediterranean as qualification to charter a vessel as captain.

NEWPORT COAST MARITIME ACADEMY
US POWERBOATING TRAINING
COURSE PRICE SHEET

Basic cruising courseVessel handling in close quarters and emergency procedures

Duration: 20 hours…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….$2,500

Course includes:

 

  • Vessel Preparation & Safety Equipment Check
  • Docking and Close-Quarters Maneuvering
  • Basic Navigation
  • Navigation Rules (COLREGS)
  • Vessel Control (Calm Open Water)
  • Anchoring
  • Emergency Procedures & VHF Radio
  • Securing Vessel

coastal operations courseVessel handling offshore and cruising to a destination

Duration: 10 hours…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….$1,250

Course includes:

 

  • Cruise preparation
  • Vessel Handling (Moderate Open Water)
  • Docking & Mooring
  • Passage Navigation
  • Offshore Emergency Procedures
  • Anchoring
  • Securing Vessel At Mooring Or Anchor

night operations endorsementVessel handling at night or in limited visibility

Duration: 6 hours………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………$750

Course includes:

 

  • Night Safety Procedures
  • Nighttime Identification of Aids to Navigation
  • Use of Radar
  • Identification of Vessel Traffic & Collision Avoidance
  • Harbor Entry & Departure

COURSE PACKAGES

cruISING CAPTAIN PACKAGE

BASIC CRUISING, COASTAL OPERATIONS COURSES & NIGHT OPERATIONS ENDORSEMENT……………………………………..$3,600

Graduate receives nationally & internationally recognized bareboat proficiency certificates and letter of competence to insurance carrier as qualified to operate their vessel

20% Discount

FREE: Student may include 1 family member or friend for crew training

Basic Captain Package

BASIC CRUISING, COASTAL OPERATIONS COURSES ………………………………………………………………………………………………..$3,200

Graduate receives nationally recognized bareboat proficiency certificate and letter of competence to insurance carrier as qualified to operate their vessel

15% Discount

FREE: Student may include 1 family member or friend for crew training

Captain Refresher Package

BASIC CRUISING, COASTAL OPERATIONS COURSES ……………………………………………………………………………………………….$1,700

15% Discount

FREE: Student may include 1 family member or friend for crew training

COURSES FEES INCLUDE:

  1. ALL COURSE & EXAMINATION MATERIALS:
    1. US Powerboating Textbook: START POWERBOATING RIGHT
    2. Exam Review Questions
    3. NOAA CHART No. 1
    4. US Powerboating Logbook and Certification Stickers

 

  1. CALIFONIA BOATERS CARD
    1. Study materials and examination

 

  1. 1 YEAR MEMBERSHIP WITH US POWERBOATING
    1. Access to world-class educational materials and courses
    2. Boat gear shopping discounts

  

  1. LETTER OF COMPETENCE TO INSURANCE PROVIDER
    1. Letter to insurance provider certifying course completion and competence to command
    2. (Cruising & Basic Captain packages)

NEWPORT COAST MARITIME ACADEMY
BASIC CRUISING COURSE OVERVIEW

Vessel Preparation & Safety Equipment Check

  1. Recognize and obtain forecasts of local weather conditions.
  2. Determine current and wind direction.
  3. Check inventory, location and operation of U.S. Coast Guard required safety equipment.
  4. Check the engine systems applicable to your boat: engine controls, mechanical and fluids daily checks, ventilation, and cooling.
  5. Check electrical system applicable to your boat: main battery switch, electrical control panel, and batteries.
  6. Check bilge pump system as applicable to your boat: operation of manual and electrical pumps, intake maintenance, and alarms.
  7. Inspect anchoring system applicable to your boat: anchors, shackles, rodes, chafing equipment and windlass.
  8. Operate a VHF radio including: operation of controls, channel usage, procedure words, weather channels, and a radio check.
  9. Conduct pre-start procedure for engine and equipment used.
  10. Put on a life jacket.
  11. Pre-check all other equipment specific to your boat not indicated above.
  12. Tie and state use of the following knots and line handling techniques: cleat hitch, bowline, round turn with two half-hitches, and coiling.

Docking and Close-Quarters Maneuvering

  1. Use appropriate helmsman and crew coordination for departure suitable to the conditions: line handling, fending off and boathandling.
  2. Use appropriate helmsman and crew coordination for arrival suitable to the conditions: deploying fenders, boathandling, stopping and tying up.
  3. Maneuver in close quarters: speed and momentum control, windage and prop walk control, and command of the crew.
  4. Start, stop and back the boat with appropriate shifting techniques.
  5. Turn boat 180 degrees in close quarters.
  6. Control the boat at minimum control speed using intermittent power.
  7. Hold position at an anchored object bow into the wind and stern into the wind with minimal throttle actions.

Basic Navigation

  1. Identify Aids to Navigation in the harbor and local waters.
  2. Identify chart symbols and corresponding visual observations.

Navigation Rules

  1. Navigation Rules (COLREGS)

Passage Navigation

  1. Identify and correlate visual observations of Aids to Navigation and landmarks with chart symbols.
  2. Plot a fix using visual lines of position derived from compass and/or ranges. Correlate position with depth soundings.
  3. Maintain a proper DR plot with time/speed/distance calculations.
  4. Determine the boat’s position electronically and plot it on a chart. Enter a waypoint into a GPS; determine the range and bearing to that waypoint; adjust the boat’s heading so as to proceed along that bearing.

Offshore Emergency Procedures

  1. Approach and recover safely a simulated person in the water using at least two methods, e.g., Race Track, Lifesling, or Williamson Turn.

Anchoring

  1. Select an appropriate anchorage and demonstrate or observe anchoring with two anchors using one of the following methods: bow and stern, two anchors off the bow at 60°, or two anchors off the bow at 180° (Bahamian Moor).

Securing Vessel At Mooring Or Anchor

  1. Clean the boat; install any covers.
  2. Set electrical and bilge systems for mooring/anchor operation.
  3. Secure locks, hatches, lockers, docklines and fenders.

NEWPORT COAST MARITIME ACADEMY
NIGHT OPERATIONS COURSE OVERVIEW

Night Safety Procedures

  1. Identify hazards to navigation and operation relevant for night operation.
  2. Brief crew on night operation, safety and procedures.
  3. Prepare a float plan
  4. Perform a simulated person in the water rescue.

Use of Navigation Lights

  1. Check functioning of navigation lights and flashlights.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of how on-board lighting affects night vision.

Use of Radar

  1. Check functionality and settings on radar
  2. Use radar to identify targets, vessel traffic and collision avoidance

Night Passage Navigation

  1. Identification of Vessel Traffic Using Navigation Light Configuration
  2. Identify Aids to Navigation

Harbor Entry & Departure

  1. Demonstrate the ability to leave or enter a harbor using Aids to Navigation.

CONTACT US

We take pride in serving the coast with our maritime services. Please contact us to enjoy the best training, yacht charters and destination adventures available to the coast!

OUR ADDRESS

2901 West Coast Highway, Suite 246,
Newport Beach, CA 92663

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2901 West Coast Highway, Suite 246, Newport Beach, CA 92663

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