PREREQUISITE: Basic Powerboat Certification Course

Advance your skills even more and cruise the world with ease by taking the Inshore Advanced Powerboat Cruising Certification class. This “on-the-water” course focuses on the responsible operation of a cruising powerboat for multiple days in unfamiliar waters in sight of land.

Advanced Powerboat Cruising Course includes instructor review, self study and two “on the water” lessons. Practical skills include command and control of the vessel in open water sea conditions using navigation systems piloting to local areas of interest, Redondo, Malibu and Catalina Island.

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Advanced Powerboat Cruising Certification



4-hour on the water lesson navigating to Malibu Paradise Cove and Kellers Shelter. Practical skills learned include intermediate boat handling, open water maneuvers, anchoring, navigation systems including chart plotter, radar/scanner, sonar and emergency procedures.

Advanced Powerboat Cruising Certification



8-hour on the water lesson navigating to Catalina’s Emerald Bay, Two Harbors and Avalon. Practical skills learned include intermediate boat handling, open water maneuvers, anchoring, mooring, radar/scanner, sonar and dinghy management.

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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.