Powerboating Lessons

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Getting out on the water is easier than you think

US Powerboating Certifications are typically taught in 2 consecutive Saturdays. Basic Powerboat Cruising is comprised of two, 8-hour sessions and must be taken in order. This class includes the vessel, instructor, texts, materials, testing, and US POWERBOATING certification. This schedule works well for our students who live in the Greater Seattle Area and Western Washington. Live-aboard accommodations can be made for those traveling to Windworks from outlying areas to better accommodate weekend classes or charters.

Basic Powerboat Cruising

Basic Powerboat Cruising is a US Powerboating certification course for beginners. This course is taught on our 31′ Camano Trawler. You will learn how to safely and responsibly operate a powered cruising vessel during daylight hours.


Basic Powerboat Cruising 1

Learn about safety, navigation, maneuvering, anchoring, docking and more.
Prerequisite: None
Class code: BPC1


Basic Powerboat Cruising 2

Build on what you learned in BPC 1 and skipper your own boat. Learn how pilot a powerboat, navigate, anchor and manage a crew. Certifies student to operate powered cruising vessels, and meet state boating safety requirements.
Prerequisite: Basic Powerboat Cruising 1
Class code: BPC2

Powerboat Conversion

Powerboat Conversion allows Bareboat Certified sailors to learn to operate our 31′ Camano Trawler. This course is designed to build on your sailing knowledge and apply it to the operation of a powered cruising vessel.


Powerboat Conversion

Learn to operate a powered cruising vessel in addition to your sailing knowledge. This course allows you to charter a powerboat in the Windworks fleet, and gives you the capabilities to use that experience worldwide.
Prerequisite: Bareboat Cruising
Class code: clinic