Haven't chartered but want to. Have been sailing for 50 years. Have owned 5 boats, currently a 38' cat. Just thought that if I had a card/certificate that I could print out from their website to include on the application, it would be good to show the charter company.
I know in many states now you need a boater safety
card/license to rent a small boat
or jetski for the day. Back when I took the boater safety 1st class from the PS, at least in my state, that was the equivalent of their boater license
card, and the PS marketed the class as that not only does this give you the quals of the license
, but it goes further and allows you to take the next classes. But they didn't give you a card, which you got when you took the state class.
These days, I am not sure if the PS boater safety class can be used in lieu of each specific state boater license, and it might not include state specific laws that they want you to know. BTW, some of the boater safety exams are a joke, since you can do them online, you can just use another browser to google
the question. I guess that sort of makes you look it up again, and maybe you will possibly retain the knowledge better.
I thought the PS had great classes and info, and is a great organization. I just think maybe their marketing