Skip to main content

America’s Boating Club launches first learning center

More learning centers will be launched in the coming months.

More learning centers will be launched in the coming months.

America’s Boating Club, an affiliate of the United States Power Squadrons, has launched its first dedicated Learning Center at Fisherman’s Cove Resort in Tavares, Fla.

The initial schedule of the hands-on boating courses will include classes every Saturday and Sunday. More will be added as demand warrants.

Additional locations are going to be announced in the coming month. The centers are designed to build operator confidence at the helm with students learning from certified instructors. The sessions include classroom and on-water training and are tailored to provide personal coaching for each student. The classes can be focused for beginners and advanced boaters.

“For more than 100 years, America’s Boating Club has been striving to find new ways to spread safe and enjoyable boating techniques for the benefit of the entire community, like through our new Learning Centers,” Gary Cheney, chief commander, United States Power Squadrons, said in a statement. “Since we are a non-profit, our courses are affordable and by setting up our Learning Centers in key locations across the country, we are making it easier for people to get hands-on, high-quality training and gain valuable experience. Whether you visit a Learning Center or join one of our local Squadrons, we encourage every boater to never stop learning.”

Fisherman’s Cove Marina is located on Lake Harris, which covers 15,322 acres of water. 

Related

Pulse-Report

Are You Improving the Service Experience?

Our monthly Pulse Report survey asks this and other questions about your dealership. Take the survey here.

NMRA-SCHOLARSHIP

NMRA Sets Scholarship Deadline

Students pursuing education in the marine trades can apply for the National Marine Representatives Association awards until April 1.

MARINE-PRODUCTS

Marine Products Reports Record Q4

The builder of Chaparral and Robalo boats reported net sales were up 42% for the quarter and 28% for fiscal year 2022.

1_SHURHOLD

Shurhold Appoints COO

Forrest Ferrari has years of management, business development, IT and quality-assurance experience.

MOBILE-CATCH-CENTER

RBFF, Pure Fishing Partner for a First Catch Center

Pure Fishing will equip a mobile trailer with tackle and gear to bring fishing experiences to areas of South Carolina where participation is low.

Norm

An Oft-Overlooked Sales Opportunity

A recent report from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation showed that women comprise 37% of all anglers. If you haven’t tapped this segment, you’re missing out.

1. 2023 new boat retail outlook

Too Many High-Priced Boats

To wrap up 2022, marine retailers reported lower demand, expressed more negative sentiment and voiced concerns about rising inventory. Boat prices and the economy remained top of mind for dealers in December.

Soundings Nov 2022

New-Boat Registrations Continue to Slide

As the gaudy sales figures from the pandemic continue to return to more realistic numbers, the main segments of the recreational boating industry saw new-model registrations of 4,421 in November, a 30.3% drop from 6,340 during the same time in 2021. .

1_thumbnail_Darren Vaux Headshet 2022

ICOMIA President Darren Vaux sees common pressures facing worldwide boating industry

Founded in 1966, the International Council of Marine Industry Associations is a global organization composed of national boating federations and other bodies involved in the recreational marine industry. ICOMIA works on such issues as breaking down trade barriers, improving boating safety and promoting recreational boating worldwide.