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2020 Boating Safety Classes Schedule!



All dates at Thompson Park, Lincroft - To Register, call 732-842-4000, etx. 4312
Sat, Feb 22 8:30 AM-5:00 PM 
Sat, Mar 28 8:30 AM-5:00 PM - Cancelled due to COVID-19
Sat, May 16 8:30 AM-5:00 PM 
Sat, Jun 13 8:30 AM-5:00 PM 
Sat, Jul 18 8:30 AM-5:00 PM 
Sat, Sep 12 8:30 AM-5:00 PM 

Freneau Woods Park Vis Ctr Program Room 2 at Aberdeen, NJ - To Register, call 732-842-4000, etx. 4312 
Sat, Apr 25 8:30 AM-5:00 PM - Cancelled due to COVID-19

All PWC operators and all Power Vessel operators boating in New Jersey waters are required to take an approved boating safety course.

Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete About Boating Safely.

PWC operators must be at least 16 years old and possess a boating safety course certificate. Boaters age 13 to 15, possessing a boating safety course certificate, may only operate unpowered vessels,  vessels powered by electric motor, and powerboats with engines of less than 10 total Horse Power.

This basic boating safety class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain boating safety certification in New Jersey. See details of N.J. boating laws at  http://www.state.nj.us/.



If you are interested in an exciting, in-depth boating safety course, check out our popular 8-hour ABS course.


  • Introduction to Boating - Types of power boats; sailboats; outboards; paddle boats; houseboats; different uses of boats; various power boating engines; jet drives; family boating basics. 
  • Boating Laws - Boat registration; boating regulation; hull identification number; required boat safety equipment; operating safely and reporting accidents; protecting the marine environment; Federal boat law; state boating laws; personal watercraft requirements. 
  • Boat Safety Equipment - Personal flotation devices ("life jackets"); fire extinguishers; sound-producing devices; visual-distress signals; dock lines and rope; first aid kit; anchors and anchor lines; other boating safety equipment. 
  • Safe Boating - Bow riding; alcohol and drug abuse; entering, loading, and trimming a boat; fueling portable and permanent tanks; steering with a tiller and a wheel; docking, undocking and mooring; knots; filing a float plan; checking equipment, fuel, weather and tides; using charts; choosing and using an anchor; safe PWC handling; general water safety. 
  • Navigation - The U.S. Aids to Navigation system; types of buoys and beacons; navigation rules (sometimes referred to as right-of-way rules); avoiding collisions; sound signals; PWC "tunnel vision." 
  • Boating Problems - Hypothermia; boating accidents and rescues; man overboard recovery; capsizing; running aground; river hazards; strainers: emergency radio calls; engine problems; equipment failures; carbon monoxide (CO); other boating and PWC problems. 
  • Trailering, Storing and Protecting Your Boat - Types of trailers; trailer brakes, lights, hitches, tires, and bearings; loading, balancing, and towing a trailer; towing (and backing) a trailer; boat launching and retrieving; boat storage and theft protection; launching, retrieving and storing a PWC. 
  • Legal Requirements of Boating in NJ - Questions about N.J. Boating Laws are covered and included in the test.  This includes registration, displaying of numbers and decals, unlawful operation, New Jersey specific safety requirements, etc.  We also include do a short segment on America's Waterway Watch and Homeland Security Restrictions.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard created by an Act of Congress in 1939. The Auxiliary, America's Volunteer Guardians, supports the Coast Guard in nearly all of the service's missions. For more information about the Coast Guard Auxiliary visit http://www.cgaux.org

Contact us:
Flotilla 16-07 Hotline: 732-592-9167
     E-mail: uscgaux1607@gmail.com

U.S. Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet
U.S. Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet
Location: 1 mile southeast of Squan Beach;
40-06' 52"N x 74-01' 43"W in 1880; 40-07' 00"N x 74-02' 00"W in 1915; 40-06' 12"N x 74-02' 30"W.

61 Inlet Drive, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2642, (732) 775-5029 Map