Nauti Boat Academy provides on-the-water education for power-boating. All of our instructors are USCG licensed, insured, and Instructor certified by National Safe Boating Council (NSBC). We offer group classes, custom classes, private instruction, and captaining nation-wide.

Our mission is to provide recreational boaters the on-water skills and confidence to enjoy a fun and safe boating experience.

Our instruction is primarily offered through an “own-boat tuition” model. This means that we typically provide services on client-owned vessels. However, a charter vessel can be arranged if you do not have access to a vessel.

Boating is all about having fun and doing it safely.


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The content of this course conforms to the American National Standard for on-water skills as verified through an independent third-party assessment process. It is imperative that the curriculum is adhered to; there can be no modifications or variations as that would change the course verification. 
Recognized by the American National Standards Institute as American National Standards, the On-Water Power, On-Water Sailing, and On-Water Human-Propelled standards identify fundamental skills that entry level recreational boat operators should be able to demonstrate after receiving instruction. More information about these standards can be found at or