Boater U was created by the professionals at Training Resources Maritime Institute (TRLMI), the largest maritime training center on the west coast. While focused on the needs of the professional mariner, the team at TRLMI noticed a gap in boater education for recreational boating. As a result, Boater U was born.
Designed by and for recreational mariners exclusively, Boater U classes are held in the evenings and weekends to accommodate the recreational mariner’s busy schedule. We strive to make learning at Boater U not only informative but hands-on and fun too! Classes are available for complete beginners who may never have stepped foot on a boat, to seasoned sailors looking to enhance skills making them more self-sufficient in areas like maintenance and repairs.
Boater U classes are taught by professional, certified instructors. Our beginner boating program focusing on boating safety courses and on-the-water safety training are taught by licensed, US Coast Guard Captains. Our maintenance courses are taught by retired Navy specialists with decades of experience in their respective fields. Classes are conducted at TRLMI’s 18,000 SF Maritime Training Center in beautiful San Diego. When you learn with Boater U, you learn from the best with the right tools.
Learn with Boater U and become a smarter, better boater! Boater U, putting YOU at the helm.