Known as the 6-Pack. This license is required for carrying up to 6 passengers for hire. It can be used for entry level Delivery Captain's or mates, or Captain's of private boats for short cruises. This is a frequent license used for fishing guides. This is also a great license for the private owner that wishes to become a better Skipper of his own vessel. The course teaches you to be a competent boat pilot. The class is 56 hours long and is scheduled, in most locations, not to interfere with your work schedule.
This is for larger USCG inspected boats that carry more than 6 passengers, such as ferry boats, dinner cruise boats, water taxies and commercial boats. Most boat delivery Captain's hold a Master License to pilot the boat for delivery. This course teaches you the regulations and USCG requirements to "manage" the boat, not necessarily to pilot the vessel. This is a three day class. Most students find it best to take this class directly following the OUPV for easy USCG combined application of license.
Your license is good for 5 years, with a 1 year grace period. By taking this one day class, you eliminate the need for 360 days of vessel time to qualify for renewal.
This addition to either license permits the Captain to engage in the work of towing or salvage; a must if you plan to work for a licensed towing service, or for practical knowledge to assist a fellow boater. The class is 4 hours.
For limited geographic areas, Limited OUPV for vessels carrying less than 6 passengers, or Limited Master for USCG inspected vessels carrying 7 or more passengers. This is a 8 hour class and the student must have his state safe boating certificate prior to the class.
We provide the study guide and FCC test for the Marine Radio Operators Permit. Recommended for the Master Captain to be the licensed radio operator on a USCG inspected vessel.
This course allows the Master Captain to master a sailing vessel more than 6 passengers, or inspected boat.