Power Boat Handling Instruction

Who could benefit?
  • A first time boat owner.
  • Captain/Crew moving to a new or larger boat.
  • A spouse wanting to learn more about boat handling and emergency procedures.
  • A teen holding a drivers license, hoping to "borrow" your boat, slightly different than borrowing the car!

This course is customizable to include any of the following topics:

  • Emergency Procedures
  • Rules of the Road
  • Knots and Line Handling
  • Basic Pre-Cruise Inspection
  • Start-up Procedures
  • Leaving the Dock
  • Wind, Waves & Currents
  • Anchoring
  • Docking
  • Shutdown Procedures

Suggested class time:  At a minimum two hours, depending on skill level, 2 sessions.
                                      All classes are held on your boat.


This year we went from an 18' boat to a 27' boat. My first thought was that "a boat is a boat" and I could handle anything. I could not have been more wrong. My daughter found out about Capt'n Sue and suggested that my wife and I take lessons from her. Swallowing my male pride, I contacted her. That decision has made all the difference. Sue has a gentle, fun way of imparting her boating knowledge and experience, as well as removing all the doubts and fears I had in my boat handling ability. I highly recommend that anyone just getting into boating or moving up in boat size contact Sue and learn from a "master". This was definitely a great investment in our future boating satisfaction and enjoyment. And besides, the lessons are far less costly than the damage we could have incurred from our lack of knowledge.

Randy K.