Power Boats

Introduction Thumbnail
Operating Safely & Responsibly Thumbnail
Operating Safely & Responsibly
Life Jackets Thumbnail
Life Jackets
Children on Board Thumbnail
Children on Board
Basic Navigation Thumbnail
Basic Navigation
Good Practices Thumbnail
Good Practices
Tow Sport Safety Thumbnail
Tow Sport Safety
Falls Overboard Thumbnail
Falls Overboard
Carbon Monoxide Thumbnail
Carbon Monoxide
Awareness Zone & Propellers Thumbnail
Awareness Zone & Propellers
Anchoring Thumbnail
Fire & Explosions Thumbnail
Fire & Explosions
Local Navigation and Laws Thumbnail
Local Navigation and Laws
The Environment Thumbnail
The Environment
Tiller-Steered Fishing Boat Thumbnail
Tiller-Steered Fishing Boat
Wheel-Steered Boat Thumbnail
Wheel-Steered Boat
Ski & Runabout Boats Thumbnail
Ski & Runabout Boats
Pontoon & Deck Boats Thumbnail
Pontoon & Deck Boats
Conclusion Thumbnail

Watch a set of brief educational videos on general boating safety, followed by a boat-specific segment that covers the particular safety concerns for many popular boats! Such as Tiller Steered Boats, Wheel Steered Boats, Ski/Runabouts, Pontoon Boats, and House/Cabin Boats.

In less than twenty minutes, you will cover all aspects of basic rental boat safety! A twenty five question assessment is also available for you to take and review how much you've learned.

Power Boats

Be sure to watch all the videos above before beginning the assessment.


  1. All boaters' number one goal should be:

  2. Which of the following is an example of safe and responsible boating behavior?

  3. What is the single best practice to prevent drowning?

  4. How many wearable, properly-fitted Coast Guard approved life jackets should be on board your boat?

  5. When should children wear life jackets on board your boat?

  6. Most collisions on a boat happen as a result of:

  7. If possible, if another boat is coming at you head on, you should:

  8. As a motor-boat or power-driven boat operator, it is your responsibility to yield to the following types of boats:

  9. You are required to display lights on your boat in the following conditions:

  10. What is the universal sign for danger or need for assistance?

  11. When operating a boat, when should you have your appointed lookouts in place?

  12. Too much weight or uneven distribution of weight on your boat:

  13. Which of the following statements regarding tow sport safety is incorrect?

  14. Which of the following statements are true regarding onboard safety?

  15. When can a passenger safely enter the boat’s “awareness zone,” (front, sides, rear, swim platform, and 30 feet of water around boat)?

  16. A boat should always be anchored from which section?

  17. What should you do if you fall into cold water to reduce risk of hypothermia?

  18. If you are unsure about local navigation and laws, you should:

  19. The rule, “Boat it in, Boat it out” refers to:

  20. When operating a tiller-steered fishing boat, it is important to:

  21. When operating a wheel-steered boat for fishing, which of the following statements are false:

  22. Which of the following statements is false? When operating a runabout boat, hazards are most often related to:

  23. When operating a pontoon boat, which of the following statements is accurate?

  24. When operating a houseboat, which of the following statements is false?

  25. Ultimately, boating safety depends primarily on: