Intermediate BoatClass®

3 hour on-water course will cover more complex boating operation.

3-Hours

On-water course options for beginner and intermediate.

Worry-Free

Led by a Certified United States Coast Guard Captain.

On-Water

Safe training experience where you do most of the driving.

After taking BoatClass®, you'll have the extra skills and confidence you need to enjoy a lifetime of new experiences on the water.

Find a Boat Class near you

Class Offerings

  • BASIC BOATCLASS®
  • INTERMEDIATE BOATCLASS®
  • WOMEN’S BOATCLASS®

*Classes vary by location. Select a location to see what classes are available.

More About Boat Class

Intermediate BoatClass teaches more advanced boating techniques to include close quarter handling, urgency stops, beaching, anchoring, advanced docking, etc.

Maneuvering in Close Quarters

Turning, stopping, backing, tracking and close quarter maneuvering review


 

Urgency Stop Procedure

Stopping the boat quickly in a controlled manner


 

Item Pick-Up Procedure

Techniques for approaching and recovering items outside the boat


 

Beaching the Boat

Instruction on how to beach the boat at a proper sandbar, and depart


 

Anchoring

Preparing, setting and retrieving the anchor


 

Mooring Ball Use

Approaching, securing and releasing the mooring ball


 

Trimming the Boat

Steps to properly trim a boat, and the reasons why


 

Advanced Docking

Complex docking with wind and current, Docking between boats bow and stern, Docking at a “T” Dock on Face, Docking in different slip configurations, Bow Spring (Forward and Reverse Actions), Backing into a slip, Use of pivot turns to aid in docking

 

BoatClass Launch

Brunswick Corporation announced the launch of BoatClass, an immersive on-water training program designed to teach boating safety and assist boaters in gaining confidence on the water.

“Safety is the number one priority for all boaters on the water and BoatClass provides an opportunity for new and seasoned boaters to receive world-class training and learn the necessary skills to make the most of their time on the water,” said Brenna Preisser, Brunswick Corporation President – Business Acceleration & Chief People and Strategy Officer.

BoatClass offers boaters a pair of three-hour course options – basic and intermediate levels – led by a Certified US Coast Guard Captain, which consist of 100% on-water training to master techniques such as shifting and throttle control​, turning, stopping, backing drills​, 360- to 720-degree pivot turns​, docking drills​, crossing wakes and wave, speed zone adjustments, anchoring theory and techniques​, utilizing boat trim​, ferrying, and returning to the slip​.

These courses utilize the same training methods that have been successful for decades throughout the Freedom Boat Club network.

“Safety isn’t a trend, it is an everyday focus for us and our consumers,” said Bijoy Jha, Vice President -New Business Ventures, Brunswick Corporation.   “We are welcoming new boaters into our industry every day, and it is imperative that they have access to the best safety and boating education experience.  We are excited to offer BoatClass and look forward to providing a means for new boaters and those considering boating an affordable and fast path to becoming safe and confident at the helm.”

What Our Customers Are Saying

“I was a little nervous about BoatClass at first, but I’m glad I tried it. I started with the basic class and was surprised at how ready I felt to go out on the water on my own after just that one session. I enjoyed it so much that I went ahead and signed up for the advanced class right afterwards!”

BoatClass® Beginner & Intermediate Alum

FULL LOCATION LIST

Boat Class is adding new marinas in cities all over the country.

Melbourne, FL

Grills Melbourne
6075 North US Highway 1

Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville Beach Marine
2315 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Coming Soon

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