Close Quarters Boat Control
NSBC Essentials of Close-Quarter Boat Control Course
The Close-Quarters Boat Control Course is a defensive boat handling instructor course which focuses on maneuvers and techniques. Docking, coming along-side, backing, or turning in narrow space can be done very competently by the boat operator who understands concepts and knowledge of your boat and how it reacts in varying weather and water conditions. The curriculum is developed in a step-by-step, skill-based progression focusing on knowing what to do and when to do it.
The two-day course is designed for the professional occupational boat operator such as marine enforcement officers, safety personnel, boating instructors and others that operate a boat and train others as part of their responsibilities. By training instructors, these individuals will be able to train others in the boating community. Upon successful completion of the course, the instructor receives a certificate of training as a certified close-quarter boat control instructor from the National Safe Boating Council.
The boats used in this course are wheel-steered, stern-drive (I/O) or outboard powered, with either single or twin engines and ideally of center-console design. The boat should be 18 – 26 feet in length.
Prerequisite of Certification:
- The instructor candidate must hold a current instructor level certification in a state or nationally recognized training program (or equivalent).
- The instructor candidate must have a minimum of 40 hours teaching experience.
- The instructor candidate must have successfully completed a NASBLA-approved basic boating safety classroom course.
- The instructor candidate must have 5 years boating experience on the type of boat described above.
Please contact the National Safe Boating Council at 703-361-4294 for further details concerning the Close-Quarter Boat Control Course.
To register for the Close-Quarter Boat Control Course click here.
Print and fill out the form and mail to the National Safe Boating Council