100 West Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04101


400 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04101

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Marine Learning Center



Master 100 Tons Course

April 11-May 20, 2017

Tuesday                  5-9PM

Thursday                 5-9PM

Saturday                 8-5PM

This 80-hour course meets three times a week for 5 weeks followed by exams on the 6th Saturday.

Students who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate good for one year that satisfies the examination requirement for a U.S. Coast Guard Master’s license up to 100 Tons, Near Coastal. No testing with the U.S. Coast Guard. Refer a friend to the same course for 10% discount. Classes are kept small for an excellent learning environment, so secure your spot early.

We also offer Launch Tender and NASBLA Safe Boating Courses.

For more information about the course or about applying for your license

Contact Tom Russell

207-774-1067 or marina@portlandyacht.com.


Get this done NOW, so you’ll be all set for summer.

Feel confident when you see the harbor master or game warden.

This class will tell you how to keep your boat compliant, teach you basic rules of the road, jet ski and water skiing laws, cold water safety and more.

Our aim is for you to walk away with your certification card the same day
– Satisfies mandatory cert requirement for 16-17 year olds to operate PWCs (jet skis) in Maine (we review jet ski laws & safety)
– Satisfies mandatory cert requirement to operate on Maine/New Hampshire border waters and NH educational requirements
– Satisfies Maine BASS Nation safe boating course requirement
– Save up to 10% on boat insurance with many carriers

Topics include
– Proper Operation & Safety
– Equipment and Trailering
– Laws, (rules of the road, buoys, invasive species, what lakes and ponds are legal for what boating activity)
– Emergencies & Survival (cold water)
– Making sure your boat is legally compliant – no sinking stomach feeling when the warden’s boat approaches)
– Self Help First Aid
– Environment/Ethics

This is a lifetime certification that is good nationwide (affiliated with Maine IFW and NASBLA)

Saturday, April 8
$50/per person
Enroll by phone …

Call Tom Russell
marina (at) portlandyacht.com
207-774-1067 (after hours hit option 7)


Marine Training Resources
Coast Guard Licensing Course
boat safety course

Specific Offerings Include:

  • Boat Safety Courses
  • Professional Certifications
  • Technical Seminars
  • FCC Exams
  • US Coast Guard Licensing
    • Launch Tender
    • 6 PAC
    • AB
    • 100-Ton
    • 200-Ton Masters and Mates

And much more…

Forms & Descriptions:

Boating Safety Course and Safety Check up 101

Operator of Un-Inspected Passenger Vessels

Enrollment Form

For more information call 207-774-1067 and check back here often for more information.

Auxiliary Sail Endorsement

Required for any Master wishing to command an inspected Sailing Vessel.

Master / Mate 100 Gross Tons *80-hour class

Download Course Description

** Minimum of 3 students for the 100 Ton class. If the minimum is not reached the class will be scheduled when the minimum is met.


Launch Tender Winter Class 16 hour class


FCC Marine Radio Operator Permit Exam

Call to order study guide and for more details


Launch Tender Spring Class 16 hour class

** Minimum of 4 students for the 100 Ton class. If the minimum is not reached the class will be scheduled when the minimum is met.


Basic Boater Safety 6 hour class

Everything you need to know to get started with boating! Covers types of boats, basic rules of the road, types of propulsion and more. Qualifies with most insurance companies for a discount. Please call us for more details.


Introduction to Coastal Navigation 12 hour class

Suitable for beginers as well as intermediate navigators looking for a refresher. This course is designed to give the skills needed to safely navigate a boat on coastal routes using both electronic (GPS/RADAR) and traditional methods.


ABYC Certifications Courses

Check Back Often


Intro To Outboard Engines 4-6 hour class

Learn from the best! Our experienced outboard techs go over the inner workings of an outboard engine. Topics included will be basic trouble shooting, routine maintnance, winterization and commissioning.


Get out on the water this SUMMER! – Safe Boating classes are available

On the Water Instruction

We can tailor make a course that covers what you want to learn aboard your own vessel. Whether it is the basics of day sailing, performance sailing, cruising, or other aspects of sailing or power boating, our experienced staff are happy to help. Please contact us to set up your lesson!

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