Panama City Beach

(Panama City Beach, FL)


NEW Hands-On Powerboat Training Program

Freedom Boat club in partnership with the Recreational Power 
Boat Association (RPBA) are offering hands on boat training.  
This is a great way to improve you skills and confidence on the 
water. We have 7 locations along the Gulf Coast to accomplish  
the training. We can teach on our boats or yours.
Power Boating Made Easy (4 hours)
The goal of Power Boating Made Easy is to increase boating safety and enjoyment by improving boaters' nautical knowledge, practical skills and confidence. This program is taught by RPBA certified instructors. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will have learned the information and skills required to safely operate a powerboat in local, waters during daylight hours in good conditions. Maximum of 4 students per boats. This class is great for new boaters. 
Students will learn:
Essential Docking Skills
Close quarters techniques
Aids to navigation
Rules of the road
Advanced Docking and Close Quarter Powerboat 
Handling (6 hours)
If you have been boating for a while and want to improve your skills, this is an outstanding opportunity. RPBA certified instructors will teach the precision boat
handling skills required to operate in close quarters and strong winds and currents. 
Students will learn:
Effective docking techniques and skills
Station keeping
Ferrying techniques
Spring lines


Robert Holmes- Membership Executive
(888) 781-7363

5325 N. Lagoon Drive
Panama City Beach, FL 32408

(888) 781-7363

Brian Gwinnup
Training Director

(888) 781-7363

Mandy Blaschka
Marketing Director

(888) 781-7363


Lighthouse Marina & Boatyard

Lighthouse Marina is located on world famous Panama City Beach, Florida along the north shore of Grand Lagoon, a protected body of water connected to the Gulf of Mexico by West Pass, just minutes by boat from the marina.

This ideal location provides the hardcore sportfishermen the best possible protection for his boat without sacrificing quick access to the northern Gulf of Mexico's emerald green water and the sportfishing adventures it provides.


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