Chicago Yacht Academy

We know the best way to enjoy summer in Chicago is on the water. The best way to be on the water is safe and smart and certified.  We offer classes for every level of knoweldge and experience.  Whether you are 14 and want to earn your boating license, or you own a 40' cruiser and want to enhance your knowledge with nighttime navigation and radio classes, we have it all.  We are US Power-boating and IYT accredited and certified and our classes offer certifications that will reduce your insurance costs and enable you to charter vessels in the U.S. and abroad.

Safe Powerboat Handling • Basic Powerboat Cruising • Coastal Cruising and Night Navigation
Marine Radio Seminar • Private Lessons • Locks and River Passages • "Play Pen" Boat Handling 
Marine Weather • Offshore First Aid • Axius Training

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WANT TO RENT ONE OF OUR ZAR-FORMENTI RIGID INFLATABLES?

Chicago Marine Rentals offers a variety of these Italian Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs) for rent but you have to have at least a Safe Powerboat Handling Certification to drive these boats...Take a class, then rent a boat and spend your summer on the fun side of the city!

BE SMART. BE SAFE. GET CERTIFIED.

Whether you want to charter a powerboat in the Bahamas or Europe or simply know the right way to navigate the locks or trailer your boat, learn from the best and do it the right way.  Be safe, be comfortable, be secure and have more fun...Be Certified!  We have the Certified Instructors to teach you what you want to know.