The Powerboat lessons were created for Pinnacle members and their crew, with limited or no boating experience, that seek to build the skills needed to handle their Pinnacle yacht safely and confidently.
Pinnacle believes that the best learning occurs by doing. With this in mind, this course is conducted on your Pinnacle yacht or an identical yacht in the Pinnacle fleet; and is structured to provide much practical, hands-on experience. The course covers:
- Yacht equipment and uses
- Operating principles and techniques
- Safety procedures
- Navigation rules
- Docking and mooring
- Night piloting
The course is comprised of two lessons which are conducted on the water, plus an online pre-requisite lesson, an in-class seminar, and an online exam.
On-the-water lessons occur early in the season, prior to your first personal use of your yacht and do not take away from your allotment of time. The online materials are prerecorded and can be viewed anytime after the lesson series has begun from your computer or mobile device.
Most Chicago power boating lessons happen on weekday evenings, and on weekend days and evenings, such that they do no disrupt typical business hours. An online course catalog is published in the Spring which presents multiple course schedule options to fit your particular needs.
$875 per person for the entire series.