"Smart Boating is filled with essential information that every boater needs to be aware of… beginners and professionals alike." - Jeff Hammond, Founder, Power and Motoryacht Magazine. "……. the course does contain a wealth of information in the form of over 250 menu items and 290 engaging questions." Southern Boating Magazine
The BEST SERIES available & DEFINITIVE GUIDE for the Boater! A professional, "must have" series for the Boater featuring detailed explanations, illustrative examples & demonstrations followed by question & answer format reinforcing the information learned. The Smart Boating Series has more content than any other recreational boating course available and is the definitive Professional Guide for the Boater. Loaded with real-world examples from Captain Steve Larivee, a licensed captain with over 30-years experience, each program will take you from boating basics to a professional, advanced level in no time. A step-by-step approach, illustrative examples, clear demonstrations, followed by a question and answer format review of the subjects taught, allows you to gain the knowledge needed to become proficient in all aspects of boating. The complete series will prepare you for any States Certification test with over 290 questions that reinforce the materials learned. The series includes actual on-the-water footage and over 10-hours of step-by-step lessons. Captain Steve Larivee is a licensed captain with over 30 years of experience. He is the founder and president of Maritime Smarts, the innovative marine education company dedicated to creating a better method of learning recreational boating. His wealth of information and insight is invaluable. It is his desire to pass on this knowledge, so that the most common and uncommon dangers in the water may be avoided.
All boaters must ensure their boat is equipped with all the required equipment. You could just look at a list, but that won't explain the details of each item. In this program, Captain Steve takes you on a video tour of the equipment required on your boat and explains why they're required. Learn what characteristics to look for in the equipment and how to use each item. Also details the equipment recommendations that will make your boating smarter, safer and more enjoyable. Packed with engaging, interactive questions, Requirements for Recreational Boaters will have you equipped to handle whatever the sea or Mother Nature throws at you! Subjects covered include: Introduction, Required Equipment, Recommended Equipment. Bonus Materials - The Bonus Material section can only be accessed via your computer. Please insert the disc into your drive and navigate to the folder named "Bonus Materials". Bonus Material includes: Beaufort Wind Scale, Nautical Chart Symbols & Abbreviations, Homeland Security Warning, Nautical Dictionary, Navigational Aids Chart, Pre-Departure Checklist, Printable Float Plan, PWIA Environmental Guide, PWIA Riding Rules, State Towing Laws, Survival Kit, Types of PFD, USCG Rules Of The Road, Vessel Fuel Log, VHF Marine Radios Frequencies.