OUPV 6-pack Captain Class

OUPV 6-pack captain

OUPV 6-pack Captain Class

NOTICE: Starting in January 2024, the cost of this OUPV class will be $1,100.

The OUPV 6-pack Captain Class is 8-days and $1,000. Secondly, the class is for either the OUPV 6-pack Inland, or OUPV 6-pack Near Coastal. Lastly, it is scheduled over back-to-back days Monday thru Monday at least once a month. The following subjects are covered in this class.

  • Navigation General
  • Chart Navigation
  • Rules of the Road (72 COLREGS)
  • Deck General and Safety

The OUPV 6-pack Captain Classes schedule. Call to register or view the calendar link for more class dates.

OUPV 6-pack captain info

Firstly, the OUPV 6-pack captain can carry 6 or fewer passengers, not counting the crew or operator. Secondly, they can operate on both inland and ocean waters, depending on the route issued with the license. Consequently, the 6-pack is the most common license for fishing guides, and tour boat operators.

To explain Inland, means lakes, bays, and rivers inside the end of the jetties. And Near Coastal means ocean waters within 100-miles off-shore.

Sea-time Regs

Sea service, or sea-time, is a measure of your experience on the water. It is counted in days over your lifetime starting at age 16.

More about counting and documenting your sea-time >>

The Inland OUPV 6-pack requires 360-days on any boat as operator, or deckhand. The Near Coastal OUPV 6-pack requires 360-days that includes 90-days on ocean waters.

View the OUPV 6-pack checklist >>

More about captain licenses

Which license is right for you, the Master or the OUPV?

In summary, both can carry passengers for hire. Additionally, both can operate on Inland or Ocean waters. However, the difference is the number of passengers that you can carry. To carry more than 6-passengers you must have an inspected boat with a Master license to run it. To explain, inspected vessel means it was built and is operated under the inspected vessel regs. This are very different than the un-inspected vessel regs.

More about the Master license >>

Which is best for you OUPV or Master >>

What if you already have an OUPV Inland or Near Coastal and want to upgrade?

We offer two OUPV 6-pack upgrade classes. Firstly, upgrade from OUPV Inland to OUPV Near Coastal. And secondly, upgrade from OUPV to Master.

More about Upgrade Classes >>

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