The Los Angeles Powerboat Academy offers LA’s most comprehensive hands‑on powerboat courses.

Whether you are a first-timer behind the helm or you’re looking for a more advanced course, the Los Angeles Powerboat Academy in Marina del Rey offers an abundance of courses for students at all levels. As Los Angeles’ leading Powerboat Academy, our experienced captains and tailored programs aim to empower students with the skills and assurance they require to become confident behind the helm.

With a fleet of powerboats between 37’ to 75’, we have an abundance of courses and experiences to offer our students. For thrill-seekers looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, explore our wide range of fleet options and Powerboat Bootcamp.

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Basic Cruising Powerboat Course

This is a 12-hour program with four 3-hour “on the water” course modules.

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Advanced Powerboat Cruising Certification

PREREQUISITE: Basic Powerboat Certification Course
Advance your skills even more and cruise the world with ease by taking the Inshore Powerboat Cruising class.

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Night Operations Endorsement

Basic Powerboat Certification Course

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A challenge course for experienced powerboat operators interested in advancing their boat handling skills.

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Watch our videos to learn more about the Los Angeles Powerboat Academy and get a glimpse of the courses, the fleet, and the adventures on the horizon.

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Certification Means Something

Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles 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.