An Educated Boater is a Safer Boater!

America’s Boating Course 3rd Edition

(ABC3) is certified by NASBLA (National Association of State Boating Laws Administrators), and covers both Federal and FL State boating regulations.  The course is taught over a 2-day weekend by experienced volunteer instructors who are members of America’s Boating Club of Martin County (St. Lucie River Power Squadron).

Individuals completing the course earn the Florida Boating Safety ID Card. Temporary ID cards are issued by the instructor upon completion of the course and final exam.  Permanent plastic ID cards are mailed a couple weeks later by the State of Florida.

The ABC3 course with Student Manual includes a 270 page color-illustrated manual. The No Manual option is designed for additional family members sharing a manual. The course content is the same for both options.

The ABC3 course is open to the general public and anyone with an interest in safe boating. You do not need to be a member of America’s Boating Club of Martin County to take this course.

2 Easy Options available for the course: register now

  • ABC3 Course w/ Student Manual ($60/person)
  • ABC3 Course – No Manual ($30/person)

When: Saturday & Sunday
March 18-19, 2023
April 15-16, 2023
May 20-21, 2023
Time: 9AM to 3PM

Course Details

Boat Handling Course

Learn how to handle your boat in a variety of situations and become the skipper you want to be. Gain confidence in docking, underway, anchoring, and other seamanship skills.

Our new Boat Handling course is intended for newer recreational boaters who have completed a basic boating class (like America’s Boating Course) and want to gain more knowledge, skill, and confidence to boat safely and have more fun in a variety of situations.

What you will learn in the classroom:

  • Rules of the Road – A Practical Approach
  • Confidence in Docking & Undocking – Slow Speed Maneuvering
  • Boating with Confidence – Handling your Boat Underway
  • Anchoring with Assurance – Don’t get Carried Away
  • Emergencies on Board – Preparations to Handle Common Problems
  • Knots & Line Handling – The Knots You Need to Know

Register Now
America’s Boating Club Members ($60/person)
Non-Member ($150/person) register now – not a member? Join the America’s Boating Club and save
When: March 25, 2023 register
Time: 9am – 3pm

Course Details

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To sign-up for a course, visit our Registration page.

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For questions about courses, please contact our Squadron Education Officer: Paul Vallier at ‭(772) 678-2468‬ or send email to [email protected]

Classes are held at the St. Joseph Parish Life Center (Classroom #38), 1300 SE 10th St., Stuart, FL. 34996. Heading East on 10th St., make a right turn at the 4th entrance just past the church.  Look for a grey painted building.  Classroom #38 is on the west (right) side of the building.