Orange Beach

(Orange Beach, AL)


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


Mitch Parker
Membership Executive

(888) 781-7363

27844 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561

Dock Master/Reservations
(888) 781-7363

Brandon Rex
Operations Manager

(888) 781-7363

Brian Gwinnup
Training Director

(888) 781-7363

Mandy Blaschka
Marketing Director

(888) 781-7363


Sportsman Marina

Welcome to Sportsman Marina, the leading marina, dry storage and service facility along the Alabama Gulf Coast. Serving Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Sportsman’s reputation reflects excellence from the friendly dockside staff to the Master Marine Techs of Sportsman Boat Services. Whether you’re going out Perdido Pass after the big ones or cruising our beautiful back waters make Sportsman Marina your home port.


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