Schools, Courses, Training & Instruction

Boating Safety & Handling, Sailing Lessons, Boatbuilding, and Maintenance & Repair

Adirondack Guideboat, Inc. - Strip built cedar guideboats, kits and classes

P.O. Box 144

Charlotte, Vermont 05445

Tel: 866-425-3926 (Toll Free) or: 802-425-3926

Fax: 802-425-5390


Adirondack Guideboat offers a couple of boat building classes each year. As an alternative, they also offer a week at their shop as a wooden boat apprentice. This is especially popular with those who are buying one of their kits. This isn't a solo boat building class. You will build our wooden boats, and learn how in the process.

Arey's Pond Boat Yard - Sailing School On Cape Cod

P.O. Box 222

So. Orleans, MA 02662

Tel: 508-255-0994

Fax: 508-255-8977

Arey's Pond Boat Yard operates a sailing school on beautiful Pleasant Bay all summer long. APBY is a full service boat yard building the APBY 12', 14', 16' and the new 20' cruising catboats, providing complete repair and rigging services. We are authorized dealers for Rhode's 19's, Mariners, Pilot, Tohatsu and Northeast Trailers, and also offer a selection of used boats.

Boatwise - Instruction in Boating Safety, Navigation and On The Water Training

72 Woodman Road

South Hampton, NH 03827

Tel: 800-698-7373


Boatwise provides professional training in Boating Basics, Navigation, GPS, Loran, Radar, Captains License, Launch Operator License, in the classroom and On The Water training, all USCG and NASBLA approved. Boatwise offers Classroom Instruction, On The Water Training, USCG approved OUPV (6 pak), Masters and Masters Upgrade classes and USCG approved Launch Operator classes all across New England. They also provide private tutoring at many New England locations and special group instruction across the United States. All instruction is provided by licensed captains.

Boston Harbor Sailing Club - For Sailing Instruction and Group Sailing, Racing and Cruising

58 Batterymarch Street #211

Boston, MA 02110-3207

Land classes: Boston Harbor Hotel, Rowes Wharf

Sailing operations: The Private Marina at Rowes Wharf

Tel: 617-720-0049


The Boston Harbor Sailing Club is a sailing school and membership club founded in 1974 to offer high level sailing instruction and, through memberships, make the continued enjoyment of Boston and New England waters accessible and affordable to the public. The Club now owns a fleet of 65 yachts and is one of the most prominent features of the downtown Boston waterfront.

Call A Captain - Listing of captains and offered services

72 Woodman Rd.

So. Hampton, NH. 03827

Tel: 800-698-7373


Call A Captain helps boaters find licensed captains to teach you how to safely operate and navigate your own boat, or provide a great charter experience, or boat delivery service. Other special features include a search for crew members and job opportunities provided by marinas and yacht clubs. This information search is free of charge to interested boaters.

The Landing School - Boat Design, Boatbuilding and Marine Systems School

P.O. Box 1490

Kennebunkport, Maine 04046

Tel: 207-985-7976

Fax: 207-985-7942


The Landing School of Boatbuilding and Design is a post secondary vocational school specializing in skill education for careers as boatbuilders and designers. The programs offer a practical alternative to the pursuit of a four-year degree in marine engineering and to the various correspondence courses available.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy - USCG Approved Captains License Courses and Marine Education & Training

Center for Maritime Training

101 Academy Drive

Buzzards Bay, MA 02532

Tel: 508-830-5005

Fax: 508-830-5018


Massachusetts Maritime Academy has a long history of training mariners for a career at sea. The Center for Maritime Training at the Academy provides opportunities for the local community to enhance their boating experience with classes, seminars and workshops. Programs include: 100 Ton Master License programs, STCW Basic Safety Training, Basic Navigation, Rules of the Road, Diesel Engines, Outboard Maintenance and many more. All classes and exams are held on campus in Buzzards Bay.

New England Maritime - USCG Approved Captains License Courses and Testing

149 Ocean Street

Hyannis, MA 02601

Tel: 508-790-3400

Fax: 508-775-1672


New England Maritime has been on the cutting edge of maritime training for the past 11 years. The school prepares students with Coast Guard Approved courses for: Charterboat Captain (6-pak), Master 100 Ton, Master 200 Ton, Basic and Advance Fire Fighting, Launchtender, Boating Safety, and STCW Basic Safety Courses. Courses are available in Hyannis and Marina Bay, Quincy or at your site. Unable to attend classes? Try the New England Maritime Homestudy Kit.

On The Water Training - Learn how to safely and comfortably handle your boat!

Captain Philip Cusumano

Gloucester, Massachusetts

Tel: 978-281-3023 or (cell) 508-284-7445


On The Water Training provides professional, experienced captains for lessons, instruction and training in boat docking, handling, manuevering, anchoring, navigation and on-board electronics, including GPS, LORAN and radar. Call us or email us to discuss your specific needs and interests. We also provide lessons is the areas of boat winterizing and commissioning of power and sail boats.