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Certificate Course 

Live, Instructor led
classroom sessions!

Minimum 10 years old
and beyond!

9-5 Sundays
$50 per adult

$25 for under 18 & Veterans

At Seager Marine at the Pier,
811 S. Main St.
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Dec 2021: NO CLASS
Sun Jan   9 2022, 9-5
Sun Feb 13 2022, 9-5
Sun Mar 13 2022, 9-5
Sun Apr 10 2022, 9-5
Sun May 15 2022, 9-5
Sun Jun 12 2022, 9-5
Sun Jul 10 2022, 9-5
Sun Aug 14 2022, 9-5
Sun Sep 11 2022, 9-5
Sun Oct  9 2022, 9-5
Sun Nov 13 2022, 9-5
Dec 2022: NO CLASS

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Fees
Boating safely begins with knowledge

This site is devoted to offering knowledge and information about boating safely.  Everyone operating any vessel on any waterway is responsible for their own safety and asuring that they do not endanger others sharing the same waterway.  Paddlecraft or motorboats, large ships or seaplanes all share common rules to avoid collisions and other disasters.  In these pages you will find answers to your questions and courses of instruction to help you gain the needed knowledge.  More information will be added in time!
Captain Holger Stave
U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Licenses 100 ton
New Yourk State Public Vessel Master
New Yourk State Safe Boating Instructor
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Instructor
 

Boater Safety Course
Boater Safety Course

New York State Safe Boating certificate course is offered every month at SEAGER Marine in Canandaigua on Sundays from 9-5 per the schedule on the left.
Call 585-469-8470 for more information

The Boating Safety Course is taught by a US Coast Guard licensed 100ton Captain who also holds a New York State Master License as a Captain of the Canandaigua Lady.
The Boating Safety Course is taught in a real classroom. 
Proper cleaning procedures are maintained to asure a safe environment. Please do bring and wear an appropriate face covering so you may comply with current CDC guidelines. 
A completely contact-less course is offered by the USCG Auxiliary at www.abs47.org
You may bring lunch or enjoy the new Macri's Deli directly across the street on the Pier. 
Courses may be requested by troops, ships, venture crews, clubs, businesses and organizations at their locations.
Please email for fees at holger@wfany.net. At least six participants are required for this option.

Who needs a boating safety certificate?
Anyone operating a Personal Watercraft (JetSki™, Wave Runner™, etc.) must have a boating safety certificate, and be at least 14 years of age or older.
Under a new law, known as Brianna's Law, all motor boat operators:

  • Born on or after Jan. 1, 1993 will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2020.
  • Born on or after Jan. 1, 1988 will need a boating safety certificate beginning  in 2022.
  • Born on or after Jan. 1, 1983 will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2023.
  • Born on or after Jan. 1, 1978 will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2024.
  • All motor boat operators regardless of age will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2025.

Everyone, regardless of age or experience, will be required to be in posession of the NASBLA approved Boating Safety Certificate by 2025 when operating any mechanically powered vessel on NYS waters.  The phasing in schedule is on the HOME page.
A $10 fee is required for anyone 18 years old and over for the certificate application to NYS Parks & Rec upon successful completion of the course.

PLEASE REGISTER AND PAY AT LEFT

Boating Skills and Seamanship
Boating Skills and Seamanship

Boating skills include knot tying, chart reading, use of the compass, navigation, use of GPS devices, weather forecasting, boat handling, man overboard procedure, docking skills, crossing waves and wakes, marine radio protocols, licensing, just to name a few.  
Instruction in any of these disciplines is available in group or individual sessions. 
Classes will be added to this section as the year progresses.

For individual lessons or group instruction please call Captain Stave at 585-469-8470 or email holger@boatsafeny.com

 

Boating Links

Now in Canandaigua at 811 S. Main Street and at the Port of Rochester, Charlotte.
Boating made easy! Boating made fun! 
 

Boats and Equipment

For all your boating needs: New Boats, Used Boats, Boat Rentals, Service, Storage, Slips, Parts:
21 Parrish St, Canandaigua, NY  14424
Marina: 811 S. Main St, Canandaigua, NY  14424
 

About us

A very large amount of credit for the training and skills, information and knowledge offered on this site goes to the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Captain Stave has trained and worked in that volunteer arm of the US Coast Guard for 8 years.  

Contact us

Captain Holger Stave

Farmington, NY 14425
585.469.8470
holger@wfany.net
Boatsafe is part of WFANY

Boater education and safety is our primary focus