New York State Safe Boater & Jet Ski Certification Class

Private Class

Modern Yachts - NY State Safe Boater & Jet Ski Certification Class

Date: May 4, 2024 Time: 9am - 5pm Location: Modern Yachts  11455 Main Rd Mattituck, NY 11952


Course Overview

All About Boats: choosing the right boat, classification, how to measure length, basic hull designs, recreational, runabouts, cruisers, personal watercraft, canoes, kayaks, sailboats and motors types.

Legal Requirements: How to register a boat or PWC (jet ski), validation stickers, hull ID numbers, titling and registering a boat or PWC, required boating safety equipment, pfd’s, fire extinguishers, whistles and horns, visual distress signals, light requirements.

Navigation Rules: Basic safety regulations, pollution regulations, oil discharge, minimum education and age requirements for operators, water skiing regulations, navigation rules, U.S. aid to the navigation system, lateral aids, and regulatory markers.

Getting Underway: Preparation, loading, boarding, homeland security, how to file a float plan, safe boat operation, knots, anchoring, emergency repairs, maintenance, trailering, towing, launching and retrieving.

Accidents & Emergencies: Capsizing, falls overboard, collisions, running aground, emergencies, floating for survival, treading water, using clothes to float, BUI, visual distress signals, accident reporting, fire prevention, first aid.

Special Topics: Weather and water conditions, navigation, using a compass, nautical charts, water sports, diving, water skiing, sailing, personal watercraft (jet ski) operation.

  • Boat Operation
  • Boating Related Activities
  • Boats & Motors
  • Equipment
  • Fueling & Ventilation
  • Marine Environment
  • Numbering & Registration
  • Personal Watercraft
  • Rules of the Road
  • Safe Loading & Powering

Our Instructors are New York State and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Certified and spend many hours assisting Coast Guard Vessel Safety Checks and Public Education.


What our Students are

2 weeks ago

I have been a boater for over 10 years,taking this class with Alan who is a wealth of knowledge has taught me a lot of things I needed to learn 👍👍👍👏👏👏thank you Alan for teaching a great class 👏👏👏👏

3 weeks ago

Great class, very informative.

I took my boating safety certification with NY Boating Safety. I had a blast honestly. I'm totally new to boating so I learned a ton. The instructor is top-notch. He was able to fill us in with a lot of experience in his own life. The course was worth every penny and I'd definitely recommend taking this with NY Boating Safety.

Nicole Dinis
3 weeks ago

Wonderful and informative class! Very thankful I was able to take the class in person to ask questions.

4 weeks ago

The course was very informative. Our instructor, Alan Alterman made it interesting. He is both knowledgeable and experienced. I recommend taking this course especially for NEW boaters.

Rasel Bhuyan
a month ago

His New York safety classes for boats are top-notch. His thorough explanations not only make the exam easier but also ensure you understand crucial safety measures for navigating New York waters. I strongly recommend taking a class with him for comprehensive and effective boat safety training.

John Mendez
a month ago

Kraig Scharn
a month ago

Very informative

austin south
a month ago

Didn't want to take the class due to "experience" but walked away with more knowledge. Great class for all. Please promote boat safety class to friends and family. Keep Long island water safe.

Kimberly Sullo
8 months ago

The class was very informative and taught my son and I so many lifesaving lessons. Amazing class!

Yehuda Mor
8 months ago

excellent instructor, great class.

Peter Nielsen
8 months ago

The class was well taught. I learned the skills that are needed to be a safe Boater. I would recommend this class to anyone. 5 Star Rating from me.

Danis Claros j
9 months ago

My best experience in that class it was a really nice teacher and explain everything point a to point B. Is the best place to get your your boat and JetSki license

Elnatan Chasser
9 months ago

john cush
9 months ago

Informative, practical, the day goes fast

Carmen Benitez
9 months ago

The instructor was excellent, and I recommend this course to everyone because it can save lives. Many people need to realize the importance of following rules, so they can prevent a tragedy from occurring. Being on a boat can be a lovely experience, but take the course so you can learn the rules and safety recommendations so it can be a wonderful experience.

Rory Sadoff
10 months ago

outstanding start to finish

B Khan
10 months ago

10 Stars. Amazing class & Amazing instructor. So happy I went with them.

Chris Lawlor
10 months ago

Kathleen Palafox
11 months ago

Allan was very knowledgeable and helpful.

Stephen Cardillo
11 months ago

Great Class, Very informative, Instructor was friendly, personable and communicative. Answered all my questions, I left with a lot of knowledge and safety tips for safe proper Boating, Highly recommend this class.

11 months ago

Flawless learning experience! Alan was an excellent teacher, the knowledge and safety practices you will learn in this class are priceless.

Frank DiMicco
a year ago

Stress free learning environment. Covered all aspects of boating concentrating on passenger and crew safety and waterway navigation .

Carl Cipriano
a year ago

Very informative & professional presentation.

Pete Vollmuth
a year ago

I took the boating safety course yesterday. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I learned and how well Alan taught the course. There was a lot of information covered that I did not know and I'm now feeling much more comfortable getting out on the bay this season. This was time well spent and the course manual is also a very good reference.