MEP Boating Safety Course

April 28th, May 5th & 12th

Safe-Boating-Tips1-e1471894426731 twoThe Goose Hummock is pleased to partner with the Massachusetts Environmental Police to offer BOAT MASSACHUSETTS, a Boating Safety Course. The dates and times are Saturday mornings of April 28th, May 5th and 12th, from 8am to Noon. The classes will be held at our new offices at 45 South Orleans Road in Orleans (formally the Beth Bishop Building)

The course is free but space is very limited. Sign up today by calling the MEP at 508-564-4961 or emailing Boat.Safetycourse@massmail.state.ma.us or click the the following link.

ENROLLMENT FORM LINK Class ID: 4211

Boater education prevents accidents and saves lives. All boaters have a responsibility to learn about boat operation, communications, navigation, and life-saving techniques before taking to the water. Statistics bear out what logic suggests—those without boater education put themselves and others at risk.

BOAT MASSACHUSETTS is offered to the public at no charge. The primary purpose of BOAT MASSACHUSETTS is to foster safe boat operation through increased awareness of required safety equipment, safe boating practices and legal responsibilities. Youth 12 through 15 years of age who successfully complete the course will be issued a Safety Certificate allowing them to operate a motorboat without adult supervision, as required by state law. This course will also satisfy the state requirements for personal watercraft users who are 16 or 17 years of age. All graduates will be issued a Safety Certificate. Taking the class as a family is encouraged and has proven to be highly rewarding. *Students must be at least 12 years of age.

Topics include:

  • Vessel Basics
  • Navigation Rules
  • Nighttime Navigation
  • Emergencies
  • Personal Watercraft (PWCs)
  • Boating Laws and Regulations
  • Required Equipment
  • And much more…

Boat Smart

This course is provided through the coordinated efforts of the

MASSACHUSETTS ENVIRONMENTAL POLICE and THE GOOSE HUMMOCK SHOP, INC.