Why Cruising Florida Powerboat Academy is for you!
May 30, 2016

Boaters Insurance 101: Saving Big and Staying Safe

Saving Big and Staying Safe

Pick a Boat, Yours or Ours

How to Save Money on Boat Insurance

You just purchased that “DREAM BOAT” you’ve been contemplating for months on end. You have some experience on smaller vessels, but this is your first yacht! Exciting, right? Though I agree with the enthusiasm, the fact of the matter is that your lack of competence behind the helm of your new boat is costing you. How much? Between 5-15% a year! One class can save you over 5% or more on your insurance policy “YEAR after BOATING YEAR”. Keep that money in your pocket and sign-up for our Recreational Powerboat Association (RPBA) certified, and National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) approved, courses.


What is the RPBA?
The Recreational Powerboat Association was formed in 2009 in a direct response to the need for a NATIONAL boater education program that emphasizes a practical hands on approach. The RPBA emphasizes safety, knowledge and practice as the confidence-building cornerstones to promote the powerboating lifestyle. The classes stress that boaters have the knowledge, skills and experience needed to safely and confidently operate a vessel in a wide range of situations. The boater will pass both a written and underway exam. Why does this matter? fp m_y 37Upon completion, you’ll gain the skills needed to get that reduce rate on your insurance premiums while you and your spouse/partner become a team; and this is where Cruising Florida Powerboat Academy comes in.


Cruising Florida Powerboat Academy, the RPBA Getaway
We have courses regarding the following: single inboard, single outboard, twin inboard, and stern drive outboard. Essentially, if it floats and has a motor, we have the course for you. Our instructors are some of the industries finest and our fleet has a wide variety to choose from. Want to learn how to operate a trawler? We got you covered. Want to learn on a dual engine power catamaran? We got you covered. Want to learn on the very boat you purchased? We got you covered. Furthermore, why not have the opportunity to make it a weekend getaway onboard the vessel and enjoy the downtown St. Petersburg’s waterfront, restaurants, nightlife, as well as the amenities at the Marriott Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club. The amenities include heated pool, hot tubs, state of the art fitness center including steam, sauna, and indoor whirlpools, full service day spa and salon, and room service directly to your boat. As a resort client, you will receive a 10% discount on food, beverage, spa services, and resort shop merchandise. Please see the following link for the legendary Renaissance Vinoy Resort:


Who said learning had to be boring!!!



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