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Join hundreds of US Coast Guard licensed Captains and earn your license the 3B’s way! Learn from the best, our instructors all have years of “On the Water” experience as sailors, fishermen, marine patrol officers, or ferry Captains. With over 35 years as a Coast Guard approved Captain’s School, 3B’s has a proven track record of success.

We offer multiple US Coast Guard approved OUPV (6-pac), Upgrade up to 100 Ton and Assistance Towing classes at locations along the Eastern Seaboard from South Carolina to New York.

All US Coast Guard subjects are covered including Rules of the Road, Navigation, Plotting, Firefighting, Communications, Aids to Navigation, Rules and Regulations and more.

OUPV (6 pack)

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An entry-level license that limits the holder to a max. of 6 passengers and 100 ton vessels.

Assistance Towing

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This course is Coast Guard approved as an endorsement for your OUPV to qualify as commercial tow operator.

Master’s Upgrade to < 100 GT

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This course removes the 6 passenger limit on your OUPV allows you to run an inspected vessel such as water taxi. cruiseboat or headboat.

Online / Classroom Blended OUPV

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Our Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels course consists of a student paced online portion divided into sections.