Most insurance carriers offer discounts on boat insurance for proof of satisfactory completion of a NASBLA-approved safe boating course.
In North Carolina, anyone younger than 26 operating a vessel powered by a 10-horsepower or greater motor on public waterways must first complete a NASBLA-approved course or otherwise be in compliance with the boating safety education law.
In South Carolina, that requirement applies to those younger than 16.
For boater safety class providers, see the resources listed under “Schools” in the Marine Service Index.
Here's a partial list of upcoming Boater Safety Classes & Events in the Piedmont lakes area ...
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Back to School! Boater Safety Classes and Events
For information about the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) approved boating safety courses, visit the following websites:
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission www.ncwildlife.org
South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources
America's Boating Club
US Coast Guard Auxiliary
Lighthouse Marine Service
US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 26-02 “About Boating Safety” 9am – 5pm
Cabela’s, 1000 Cabelas Drive, Fort Mill SC 29708
America’s Boating Club (Charlotte Power Squadron) 10am – 2pm
Free Certified Vessel Examiners Lake Wylie, Buster Boyd Access
America’s Boating Club (Catawba Power Squadron) “America’s Boating Course” 9am – 5pm
Lake Wylie Lutheran Church, 2906 SC-160, Fort Mill SC 29715
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