RYA Powerboat courses

RYA Level 1 Powerboat

This course covers launching and recovery, safety equipment, pre-start checks, personal buoyancy, boat handling (starting and stopping, use of kill cord, steering controls, securing to a buoy, leaving and coming alongside, being towed), theory and background, including awareness of other water users. Min age 8 years (supervised).

Participants Cost per person
1-to-1 £228.25
2 persons £176 per person
3 people  £110 per person

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RYA Level 2 Powerboat

A two-day courses for those with some powerboat experience that includes high speed handling, manoeuvring, and man overboard recovery. Level 2 is a basic requirement for hiring a powerboat or taking your boat abroad. Minimum age 12 years. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Participants Cost per person
1-to-1 £437.25
2 persons £302.50 per person
3 people £245

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RYA Safety Boat Course

A two-day course for those powerboat helms who need to know how to rescue all manner of small craft. An essential qualification for instructors, and people who do any kind of boat work.

Participants Cost per person
3 people

( minimum for course to run)

£258.50 per person

Courses run by appointment, to book a bespoke course please get in touch.

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ICC Direct Assessment Level 2

Direct Assessment is a one-day, level 2 course for those with considerable helming experience, or those wishing to upgrade to the new qualification photo card certificate and apply for an ICC (International Certificate of Competence).

Participants Cost per person
1-to-1 £228.25
2 persons £176 per person
3 people  £110 per person

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RYA Powerboat instructor course

Pre-entry assessment

The first day is a skills assessment day. This is to ensure candidates have the basic skills prior to the first day of the course.

The course
Three day course assessed by an independent Trainer on the third day.

Pre requisite qualifications

First aid certificate
RYA Powerboat Level 2
Health declaration form or medical questionnaire

Five seasons experience of powerboat use, logged (preferably in range of boat types and sizes) OR one season for those who use powerboats as an integral part of their normal full-time occupation.


You will be qualified to teach up to and including Powerboat Level 2 under the supervision of the Principal or Chief Instructor. If you hold the Safety Boat Certificate, you may also teach the RYA Safety Boat Course.

Course dates- 8-11 April 2024.

Cost – £450

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“I wanted to pass on the excellent feedback I have received from staff after they attended the Powerboat Level 2 course at the start of the week. I don’t think I’ve ever had staff return to work after a training course with so many good things to say, so credit to the instructors and staff. Please pass on my thanks.

Sam, Rother DC, Coastal operations team.”

“Courteous, friendly, helpful, engaging. An enjoyable experience.

D Royce”

“excellent facility, team and instruction, Thank you!”

“Had a brilliant day. Instruction was tailored to what we needed with lots of useful information. RIB was great, instructor very helpful and friendly

Thank you!”

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