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Powerboat Courses Course Information
Powerboat Courses

Powerboat Courses

 Level 1 - This 1 day course is designed as a very basic introduction to powerboating. It will give you the skills to safely operate a powerboat at low speeds, knowing how to keep yourself safe.

Generally, this course is for juniors (age 8+) as most adults will go straight to the Level 2 course.

Cost: £120


20 April                                    21 April

Level 2 - Ages 16+. This practical introduction to power boating will provide you with the very basic skills necessary to operate a powerboat safely and confidently. You will develop cover low speed, close quarter boat handling as well as driving at high speeds and doing various technical manoeuvres. You will also cover basic engine maintenance, navigation and weather.

Cost: £250


30-31 March 10-11 August

15-16 April 24-25 August

4-5 May 28-29 September

8-9 June 19-20 October

13-14 July 16-17 November

RYA Safetyboat - This is invaluable for anyone wanting to assist as rescue cover for their local sailing club as well as those wanting to become instructors or those just wanting to learn more. You will cover how to safely rescue and recover a variety of water craft in a safe environment. You are expected to be an experienced powerboat driver who is confident manoeuvring boats in confined spaces. 

Cost: £250


20-21 April 26-27 October

19 May (Safety Boat Refresher Day)


All two day courses require a minimum number of participants to run for the full duration. However, we pride ourselves on never cancelling a course due to low numbers. Instead we can run a course in a reduced amount of time. For example a course with a ratio of 1:1 will run for 1 1/2 days. 


The boats we use for all courses are 4.5-metre, 50hp RIBs and various 15-30hp Rigiflex boats.



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