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Boating statewide & throughout Connecticut?

Then  look no further for certification.

Boating certificate/license certification instruction is now being offered throughout the state.

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All courses are taught with the newest highest quality technology in HD. 

Long gone are the days of hand-drawn material on blackboards.

​Course material is approved by the:

State of Connecticut 

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)


National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), 


is recognized by the 

United States Coast Guard (USCG). 

The trusted choice for governmental agencies at the local, state and federal level.

Offering close-quarters boat control and advanced on water training as well.

The perfect blend of legal, law enforcement and recreational boating experience for an enjoyable educated course.

Course Offerings


Combined Boating & Personal Watercraft Course. 

“Introduction in to Basic Boating”


Separately offering: 

“Coastal Navigation Courses”

“Intro into Basic Boating” Classes are designed for: 

Group public settings - $89.00 per person*

*Price is lower at Cabela's Location.

Individual private settings - Call for quote 

$125.00 an hour - 3 hour minimum

(On-Water Training)

Private in-home/business settings 

$500 for 6 students

More than 6 students - additional fee applies

Businesses offering incentives for employees

$500 & up - Call for quote

Police Departments/Law Enforcement Agencies with Marine Units. 

(Call for quote)

Fire Departments/Rescue Agencies for on-water courses. 

(Call for quote)

Honoring Those Who Served Our Country

Veteran Discounts Available

(Must show active military identification at the time of course.) 

Our Professional "Industry Leading" Instructors:

John Annino


John holds almost every accolade available from the highest government and boating related agencies. 

A well distinguished and seasoned captain with over 40 years of boating experience. John tours the country performing on-water training for the National Safe Boating Council. This includes training law enforcement agencies with marine units from across the country. 

John is retired from the State of Connecticut DEEP as the supervisor of the boating division. John also is the retired Chief of the Lake Houstaonic Authority - Marine Patrol Unit (LHAMP). A multi-town municipal agency.

John is currently a State of CT Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) and a prior Paramedic.

John enjoys teaching life saving techniques to utilize on the water and instructing coastal navigation.

Joanne Clark


Joanne has been actively involved in the boating community since 1990. For the past 29 years she has distinguished herself through numerous achievements in ongoing marine education and instructor duties. 

Joanne is a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary where she acquired many hours of on the water training in boating safety, seamanship, and navigation skills.

She brings her knowledge and personal experience to the classroom, and encourages women to become confident, capable boaters.

Joanne actively holds a U.S. Coast Guard Captain's License, as well as a U.S. Sailing Instructor's certification.

Joanne presently owns and sails her 26 foot sloop on Long Island Sound.

"Safety and knowledge are top priorities" she says, and focuses on these elements in the classroom.

Bill Katzing

Former US Department of Justice Supervisor, Lead Firearms Instructor, & Crisis Support Team Manager.

Bill is currently a Sergeant on a multi-town municipal agency as a Marine Patrol Officer. 

Bill holds over 20 years of boating law enforcement experience and over 25 years experience as a federal law enforcement officer. 

A current State of CT DEEP Certified Boating Instructor, he is also currently a member of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA).

Bill enjoys educating people on the most current boating laws and regulations. He also is a Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor, and he enjoys shooting in his free time.

He is a former US Federal BOP Supervisor, Lead Firearms Instructor, & Crisis Support Team Manager. 

Keith Amato


Keith is a lifelong boater whose time on the water is fueled by his love of fishing. 

He has extensive experience boating on Long Island Sound, the lakes and rivers of Connecticut plus the choppy waters of Lake Ontario.

Professionally, Keith is an electrical engineer with decades of experience designing electronics for construction and utility vehicles.

Keith is a certified DEEP instructor in basic boating safety and has successfully taught hundreds of Connecticut students over the last 20 years.

He brings his love of the water into the classroom and takes great pride in helping to make our local waters a safe and enjoyable place for recreation.

Grant W. Hagedorn


Grant has a Bachelor’s Degree from Southern Illinois University and a Masters of Education from Post University. 

A native son of the great state of Minnesota he spent his youth waterskiing, fishing and canoeing the land of 10,000 Lakes and Southern Ontario, Canada. 

Looking for bigger water led him to the United States Navy, where he respectfully served our country for 21 years before retiring as a Chief Petty Officer in 2000. 

Through his classes, his love of training and his love of the water all come together to make him an outstanding instructor. 

He enjoys sharing his knowledge, passion, and his respect for the water with everyone. 

Henry Dyson


Henry is currently a Captain on a multi-town municipal agency as a Marine Patrol Officer.

He has been a certified Marine Patrol Officer for the past 17 years and has over 30 years of boating experience.

A current State of CT DEEP Certified Boating Instructor for the past 12 years. 

Henry attended Western Connecticut State University where he holds decades of professional experience in the energy industry.

He brings his knowledge of boating laws and on-water law enforcement experience to the classroom to help educate students to be safe and responsible boaters.

Another New Boating Instructor Coming Soon!


Another New Boating Instructor Coming Soon!


Another New Boating Instructor Coming Soon!


We utilize the top boating instructors from within the boating industry and community.


Our Instructors hold national accolades from the highest levels within the boating and government industries.

All of our instructors are:

State of Connecticut 

Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

(DEEP) Certified 

"Boating Instructors”


National Safe Boating Council 

(NSBC) Certified 

“On-Water Instructors"

Our instructors have taught thousands of students from across the great State of Connecticut and nationally. We have tailored courses for a wide variety of students from all walks of life, from school children to retirees and everyone in between.

Learn from the top boating instructors who teach professional first responders in Police, Fire and EMS at the local, state and federal level.

A proven choice for all

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