Portland Yacht Services
58 Fore Street
Portland, ME 04101
207-774-1067



   Portland Flower Show
   Maine Boat Builders Show

Marine Learning Center

In response to a need in Southern Maine to provide a centralized setting for marine training resources, Portland Yacht Services is proud to announce the establishment of the Marine Learning Center (MLC). Started in March, 2008, MLC is offering Coast Guard Licensing Courses, from Launch Drivers Licenses through 200-Ton Captains Licenses, boat safety courses, and more.

 

 

Specific Offerings Include: Forms & Descriptions::
  • 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...

 

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

Upcoming Classes:

           

Get your Captain's License!

    Master / Mate 100 Gross Tons

    2012 *80-hour immersion class

     

    Monday

    8:30-4:30

    Tuesday

    8:30-4:30

    Wednesday

    8:30-4:30

    Thursday

    8:30-4:30

    Friday

    8:30-4:30

    January 9, 2012

    January 10, 2012 January 11, 2012 January 12, 2012 January 13, 2012
    January 16, 2012 January 17, 2012 January 18, 2012 January 19, 2012 January 20, 2012


    Download Course Description

 

Auxiliary Sail Endorsement

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

 

Monday January 23, 2011 3:00pm - 7:00pm

 

 

 

 
Tuesdays
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Thursdays
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Saturdays
8:30am - 4:30pm
Week 1 January 31, 2012 February 2, 2012 February 4, 2012
Week 2 February 7, 2012 February 9, 2012 February 11, 2012
Week 3 February 14, 2012 February 16, 2012 February 18, 2012
Week 4 Februrary 21, 2012 February 23, 2012 February 25, 2012
Week 5
February 28, 2012 March 1, 2012 March 3, 2012

 

   ** 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.

CPR/First Aid

Required for all license applicants. Red Cross certification.  Could help you save a life!

Sunday

January 29, 2012

9am - 3pm

 

Launch Tender Winter Class  16 hour class
           

Winter Class

8:30am-4:30pm

Friday

February 24

Friday

March 2

 

FCC Marine Radio Operator Permit Exam

                        

                          Call to order study guide and for more details

Monday

February 6, 2012

3:30pm

 

Launch Tender Spring Class  16 hour class
           

Spring Class

8:30am-4:30pm

Monday

April 16, 2011

Tuesday

April 17

 

 

               ** 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.

Spring Class

Wednesday

 

March 21, 2012

 

5pm-7pm

 

Wednesday

 

March 28, 2012

 

5pm-7pm

 

Wednesday

 

April 4, 2012

 

5pm-7pm

 

 

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.

Wednessday

January 25, 2012

5pm-8pm

Wednessday February 1, 2012 5pm-8pm

Wednessday

February 8, 2012 5pm-8pm
Wednessday February 15, 2012 5pm-8pm

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!