The Quincy Police Marine Unit, in partnership with the Massachusetts Environmental Police, will be presenting three Basic Boating Safety Courses at no cost to the public. These courses are designed for persons 12 years old and up, regardless of boating skill. Courses are nationally approved, and course completion will allow persons to legally operate a boat in states requiring Basic Boating Safety Courses. Everyone who completes the course will be issued a Basic Boating Safety Certificate. All graduates in the 12 through 15 year-old age group will be legally allowed to operate a motorboat without adult supervision. The same is true for 16 and 17 year old youth who wish to operate a personal watercraft (jet ski, wave runner, etc.) In addition, some insurance companies offer policy discounts for customers that complete a Basic Boating Safety Course.
Course Offerings for 2018 are:
MARCH, Course ID: 4186 (March 3, 10, 17) Course hours are Saturdays from noon - 4 PM
MARCH, Course ID: 4187 (March 8, 15, 22) Course hours are Thursday Evenings 6 PM - 10 PM
MARCH-APRIL, Course ID: 4188 (March 29, April 5, 12) Course hours are Thursday Evenings 6 PM - 10 PM
All of the above courses will be taught at the Hough’s Neck Maritime Center, located at 137 Bay View Ave. (next to the Quincy Yacht Club on Sea Street).
To register for a course go to the Massachusetts Environmental Police Department website at: https://www.mass.gov/service…/boating-safety-course-schedule. Fill out the MEP Boating Safety Course Online Enrollment Form using the course ID for the course you want to attend.
For more information or help registering, please call the Massachusetts Environmental Police Department at 508-564-4961, Mon-Friday 9am-5pm