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2016 Boater Education & Training Classes

Below is the schedule of classes being offered in our Peabody location:

Safe Boating Basics:
Learn the aspects of boating safely and legally in ONE DAY of classroom instruction. A “must" for all boaters, all ages. This class usually lowers your boat insurance premium. Massachusetts approved for young operator’s permit (age 12-16). Approved for all ages in Rhode Island.

Dates: Jan. 16, Feb. 6, March 12, April 2, April 23, May 14, and June 4.
Times: 8:30am to 5:30pm

Basic Coastal Navigation:
Offers instruction on the fundamentals of coastal navigation from the perspective that the student has no current knowledge of navigation techniques. A must for anyone intending to do any coastal cruising. Topics covered include: latitude/longitude, compass theory, variation and deviation, navigation tools, charts, bearing conversion, distance/speed/time calculations, 3 point fixes, basic tide and current theory, proper plotting techniques and more. This 8-hour curriculum includes 2 to 3 hours of hands-on chart work using skills taught. All materials included.

Dates: Jan 9, Jan 10, March 5, March 26, April 30, May 21
Times: 8:30am to 5:00pm

Advanced Coastal Navigation:
Continues the instruction from where the basic class leaves off. Topics include: tide and current calculations, determining corrections for set and drift before departure and once underway, running fixes and advancing lines of position, restricted visibility piloting, two and three point fixes. This 8-hour curriculum includes 2 to 3 hours of hands-on chart work using skills taught. All materials included.
Dates: April 9
Time: 8:30am to 5:00

Marine Electronics:
Today’s electronics usually have multiple technologies available in the display. This one-day class includes Chartplotters, Radar, AIS, (DSC) VHF Radio, Fishfinders, Autopilots, and more. It is the most comprehensive class on your vessel’s electronics available today.

Dates: Jan 23, Feb 27, March 19, April 16, and May 7
Times: 8:30am to 5:00pm

Contact us today to reserve your spot.
978-535-1700

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Bosun’s Marine
205 Newbury Street
Peabody, MA
01960