Boats Portland Maine | Marine Learning Center | Portland Yacht
100 West Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04102


Marine Learning Center


Master 100 Tons Course

This 80-hour course will meet three times a week for five weeks, with exams the following Saturday.

Course Dates:

January 5 – February 13, 2021

Weekly Meeting Format:

Tuesday  5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Thursday  5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 5:00 (1 hr lunch) PM


Students who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate good for one year that will satisfy the examination requirement for a USCG Master 100 Tons Near Coastal. You will not have to test with the USCG.

Cost $1,195. Refer a friend to the same course for 10% discount.

Remember, if you have enough sea service for a 6-Pack (360 days), you have enough for a Master. A Master allows you to run inspected AND un-inspected vessels (more than 6 passengers). Always give yourself as many options as possible.


For more information contact Tom Russell
207-774-1067 x7 or

6-Pack / Charter Captain / OUPV Course

While the Marine Learning Center has an approved U.S. Coast Guard 6-Pack course in place, almost all students opt for taking the course for a Master after reading the following.

If you have enough sea service for a 6-Pack/OUPV license (360 days), then you have enough for a Master. A Master is a license that allows you to run inspected AND un-inspected vessels (certified for more than 6 passengers). Always give yourself as many options as possible. If you want to use your own uninspected boat for charters but have the option of having the Coast Guard license that helps qualify you to apply for jobs on inspected boats, then do what dozens of others have done: take a Master course. There are other details to consider, so a 5-minute conversation can help. Call or stop in.

Note: OUPV stands for Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel, which can carry up to six passengers, so is nicknamed the 6-Pack license.


8 am – 3:30 pm (12 – 1 pm lunch)
Saturday, March 14th
Sunday, April 19th
Saturday, May 23rd
Saturday, June 13th
Saturday, July 18th
Feel more confident going out on the water! Covers types of boats, basic rules of the road, buoys, Maine boating law, jet skis, invasive species and more. Qualifies with most insurance companies for a discount.  This is a NASBLA certification that is lifetime and recognized in all 50 states and Canada. Typically run 5 classes each year, March-July.
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)

$50/per person
Enroll by phone …

Call Tom Russell

207-774-1067 (after hours hit option 7) or


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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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