Brunswick Expands BoatClass Program

The on-water training program will be in eight new locations this year.

BoatClass’s on-water training is for new and experienced boaters alike. Courtesy BoatClass

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Brunswick Corp. has expanded BoatClass, an on-water training program designed to teach boating safety and instill confidence.

In partnership with Freedom Boat Club, BoatClass will be available in these eight markets this year: Anacortes, Washington; Georgia’s Lake Lanier; Chicago, Illinois; South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell; Freeport, New York; Huntington Beach, California; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Tampa, Florida.

Since 2021, BoatClass has offered a three-hour basic boater training course led by a certified U.S. Coast Guard captain. The program covers techniques such as shifting and throttle control; turning, stopping and backing; 360- to 720-degree pivot turns; docking; crossing wakes; speed-zone adjustments; anchoring; boat trim and more.

“Our program is intended to appeal to the next generation of new boaters as well as boaters who are looking to refresh their on-water skills,” Cheri Radovancevic, general manager of business services, stated in a press release. “We are passionate about making the waterways safe for all and attracting the next generation of boaters, and we believe BoatClass is an excellent entry point to the on-water lifestyle.”

Bonus for BoatClass graduates: They get a waiver for new-member orientation on-water training, and a reduced entry-fee offer, at Freedom Boat Club.

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