Practical Powerboat

Image of a powerboat undeway with female at the helm

We offer a full range of  RYA Practical Powerboating courses inlcuding the RYA Advanced Powerboat Course

See the table below for a summary of the RYA powerboat courses you can take with us.

Course Assumed knowledge Course content Ability after the course Duration
Level 1 None Boating safety, boat handling and basic theory A basic understanding of powerboating 1 day
Level 2 None Close quarters boat handling, planing speed manoeuvres, man overboard recovery and collision regulations Able to handle a powerboat in familiar waters by day 2 days
Intermediate Boat handling to Level 2 standard. Navigation to Day Skipper shorebased standard recommended Daytime navigation skills, passage planning, use of plotting instruments, GPS and electronic navigation Able to navigate a powerboat on coastal passages by day 2 days
Advanced Boat handling to Intermediate standard. Navigation to Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster™ Offshore Skippering techniques for coastal passages including night pilotage Able to navigate a powerboat on coastal passages by day and night 2 days