As a RYA Poweboat Training Centre we can provide Powerboat Level 1 and Level 2 training.

In our fleet of boats ranging from small inflatables up to RIBs and power cruisers we can teach you how to handle your boat whether that's for work, river or sea cruising in the UK or for that exciting holiday abroad.


RYA Level 2 Powerboat handling

This two-day entry level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence.

It focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed, and collision regulations.

Assumed knowledge

None. May be preceded by Level 1 Start Powerboating

Minimum duration

2 days

Minimum age

Candidates under the age of 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate

Course content

Launching and recovery, boat handling, securing to a buoy, anchoring, leaving and coming alongside, man overboard

Ability after the course

Self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of craft.


Cost: £375 per person


Course Dates 2018


Please call for mid week dates.


01-02 May - Full


21-22 May  


02-03 Jun - Course Full


09-10 Jun - Courese Full


16-17 Jun - 1 place available 


19-20 Jun - Course Full


23-24 Jun - 1 place available 


30 Jun 1st July - Course Full


02-03 Jul - 2 places avaialble 


07-08 Jul 


14-15 Jul


21-22 Jul


28-29 Jul


04-05 Aug


11-12 Aug


18-19 Aug


25-26 Aug


01-02. Sept


08-09 Sept


15-16 Sept


22-23 Sept


29-30 Sept





Call for any specific dates and we will aim to accommodate.




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