Oct 15 2016

Getting your Captain’s License

Published by at 3:51 pm under Liveaboard Topics,Shilshole Neighbors

In the boating world, when someone says they are a “captain”, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they have some power/control complex on their own boat and like to wear black berets (although those people do exist).  It generally means that they have undergone complex studies and a rigorous exam to earn the title.  With it (OUPV, 6-Pack), you can legally take paying passengers out on a boat.  You can deliver boats for the owners or brokers. It may reduce your insurance rate, and carries weight when chartering.

You see the ads everywhere for local classes.  They are held in classrooms, online or personal study…all to fit your schedule.  Winter is a good time to consider this as the boat is usually tucked away.  Here are couple local organizations but also check out the marine stores, yacht brokers, and boating magazines for references…

http://www.flagshipmaritimellc.com/

http://www.usmaritime.us/float_plan.shtml

https://www.marinerslearningsystem.com/oupv-sixpack-captains-license.html

 

 

 

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