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Powerboat Courses

Powerboat Courses

Minimum age 16 (due to insurance requirements)


RYA Powerboat Level 2


This two-day course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat competently.  It includes close quarters handling, high speed manoeuvres, man overboard recovery and collision regulations. After the course you will be a self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of your own limitations and those of the craft.

Duration: 2 days
Dates: 19-20 April; 10-11 May; 23-24 June; 16-17 July; 23-24 July; 18-19 August; 24-25 September; 22-23 October 2018

Times: 9.30-17:30
Cost: £250



Safety Boat Course


This course provides the skills required when acting as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies, windsurfers or canoes, or for racing or training activities.  It includes rescue techniques and elements of race management and mark laying.  For this course, you must have a basic understanding of sailing boats and windsurfers and be an experienced powerboater.  RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate must be held prior to this course.


Duration: 2 days

Dates – Please call us 

Times: 9.30-17:30

Cost: £270




Powerboat Refresher


If you haven’t driven for a while, here’s a chance to brush up on your skills with an experienced instructor.  Contact us to arrange a date.


Duration: 2 hours

Dates/times arranged to suit. 

Cost: £100 1:1





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


On successful completion of your course at Northampton Watersports Centre you will receive an RYA Logbook including a course certificate, providing you have reached the required proficiency level.


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