Portland Yacht Services
400 Commercial Street
Portland, ME 04101

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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!

Auxiliary Sail Endorsement

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



   ** 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!


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

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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!