2017 MA Boating Safety Course Information

Boat Massachusetts is a recognized safety course that meets the National Boating Education Standards and is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA).

All graduates in the 12- through 15-year-old age group will be issued a safety certificate allowing them to operate a motorboat without adult supervision, as required by state law. The same is true for 16- and 17-year-old youth who wish to operate a personal watercraft. The course runs 10-12 hours in length. The normal format is 5-6 two hours classes, though this may vary. All classes are free of charge. Classes are for adults and youth 12 years of age and older. Family participation is encouraged and has proven to be very rewarding.

Boat Massachusetts: Boating Safety Course Schedule:

• Mashpee – Mashpee High School – May 1, 3, 5, 8 and 10
• Westminster – Westminster Police Department – May 1, 4, 8, 11 and 15
• Montague – Montague Police Department – May 8, 9, 10 and 11
• Worcester – Regatta Point Park – April 20 and 25
• Webster – Webster Police Department – March 22, 29 and April 5
• Yarmouth – Yarmouth Police Department – April 20 and 21
• Middleton – Baert Marine – April 26
• Middleton – Baert Marine – May 3, 10, 17 and 24
• Chelsea – Admiral Hill Marina – May 6 and 7
• Pembroke – Pembroke Police Boys Club – April 26 and May 3
• Arlington – Medford Boat Club – May 22, 23, 24 and 26

Other organizations that offer public boating-safety courses:

• US Coast Guard Auxiliary Phone: 800-848-3942 ext. 8464
• US Power Squadrons Phone: 800-336-2628
• New England Maritime Phone: 508-790-3400
• Boatwise Phone: 800-698-7373
• Boat Safe Massachusetts Phone: 860-817-9995
• US Sailing

For more information on Boat Massachusetts courses, visit the Mass.Gov website.