Boater Education Classes Available!

Are you a boating newbie … or a seasoned skipper who wants to brush up on your skills?

Emerald Coast Marine Center is a strong advocate of Boating Safety and Education! Statistics from the U.S. Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety show that only 13 percent of all boating deaths in 2016 occurred on vessels where the operator had taken a nationally approved boating safety education course. So, we encourage you to take this number to heart … and to invest in yourself and your family by taking a boating safety course.

Emerald Coast Marine Center is proud to sponsor regular Coast Guard Boating Safety Classes at our marina. Check our events section on the website or our Facebook page for future classes!

In addition, the BoatUS Foundation offers free online boating safety courses that meet the education requirements in 36 states and also may earn you a boat insurance discount. Go to for more information.

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