Enhance your boating skills.

Boating is a wonderful way to experience New Hampshire’s lakes and rivers. It is most rewarding and relaxing if you have the knowledge and skillset to handle your vessel.  Whether you like to paddle, row or zip about in a motorboat, learning how to be safe and under control protects not just you and your family, but others out on the water.

Last season the New Hampshire Boat Museum partnered up with local businesses and boating education organizations to provide some boating basics and safety classes. We look forward to continue to provide educational classes like these so that everyone feels confident out on the water in their vessel of choice.

NH Marine Patrol Boating Certificate

Get your New Hampshire boating certificate! New Hampshire law requires boat operators (age 16+) complete a National Association of State Boating Law Administration (NASBLA) boater education course prior to operating a vessel with a motor of 25hp+.  Instructors from New Hampshire Marine Patrol will teach you the the rules and regulations of required for safe boating in the State of New Hampshire. At the end of the course you will take the test for your boating certificate. Classes will be taught at our Moultonborough campus on Saturday-March 9, Saturday-March 23, Saturday-April 6 and Saturday-April 20. Registration at NH Marine Patrol Boating Certificate


Ready to Launch

Have you checked the oil? Battery is dead? This women’s only course will prepare you for a safe and fun day on the lake. Topics will include safety inspections, engine fluid checks, batteries & safe starting procedures. This class will be held at the Goodhue Boat Company Showroom on Wednesday, May 22nd at 5pm. Goodhue Boat Company is located at 244 Sewall Road in Wolfeboro. Class will be taught by Kevin McCarthy.

On-Water Boating Instruction 

“I’m sorry for what I said while docking the boat.” Don’t let this be you. Our On Water Instruction class will consist of learning the basic handling characteristics of boats, docking, backing, entering and leaving a slip, and turning around in limited spaces.
Each lesson will be TWO HOURS. It is the perfect class for those seeking to refine and practice their boating skills. Instruction is provided by Paul French, a NH Certified Boating Safety Instructor.

Know your boat!

The Millie B boat rides kick-off Friday, May 24!  Make your reservations now!  Please note the museum is not yet open – not until July.

We are now closed for the season! Thank you for a wonderful 2023 season! See you in 2024!