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ABC3 Course Manual CoverAMERICA'S BOATING COURSE

America's Boating Course provides you with basic boating knowledge to decide what type and size boat you need, what to do when meeting another boat in a crowded waterway, and how to recognize and handle hazards.  Become a more competent boater, learn from the best, and enroll in America's Boating Course today.

This course is offered as a classroom course or as an interactive, online home study course for people whose schedule and obligations would make it difficult to attend a classroom course. Successful completion meets the boating education requirements for operator permits of licensure in most states.

Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete America's Boating Course. And, this course provides a sound basis for continuing your recreational boating education.

What's included?
  • Types of boats and their uses
  • Boating laws, both federal and state
  • Safety equipment, both required and recommended
  • Finding your way, and adverse conditions
  • Communications
  • Trailering, knots and lines, and water sports topics
  • Optionally, introduction to electronic navigation using paper charts and chartplotters

Find this course near you. You can take this course on-line if more convenient!