Marina Del Rey’s Premiere Powerboat Club and Powerboat Academy

Who We Are

Los Angeles Powerboat Academy is a US Powerboat course provider for the larger “ cruising class” powerboats. We offer courses for Basic Cruising Powerboat, Night Operations, and Inshore certifications. After obtaining your Powerboat certifications, you can take command of the helm of our 40’, 50’ and 55’ luxury motor-yachts. The Basic Powerboat certification course is a 12-hour “on the water” training program, and accepted by the state of California to obtain your California Boater Card.

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For more information, or to schedule a lesson or charter a yacht, please call our office in Marina Del Rey, CA at 310-954-9777, or inquire online.

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Certification Means Something

LA Powerboat Academy is one of the few companies providing powerboat certification on the West Coast. The truth is, powerboating has little regulation, so if you want to learn, there’s no shortage of “guys that have driven a boat” that fancy themselves as instructors. And some of them are probably good, too. But if you want a certified instructor that uses the National validated skill-based standards for powerboats, you want LA Powerboat Academy teaching you (especially if you want National Certification yourself). There is simply no substitute for proven experience with US Powerboating, and that means being a true National Certified Powerboat Instructor.