Power Boat Courses
All RYA Powerboat courses have a maximum of 3 people per course.
We will run an individual 1-on-1 course, or with two or three people for the same course date. However, the course will only run with one person if specifically booked as a one to one and at the advertised price.
Location: St Katharine Docks, London
International Certificate of Competence (ICC) Power up to 10m
Holders of the RYA Powerboat 2 certificate can also apply directly for an ICC without any additional examination or powerboat training enabling them to hire powerboats anywhere, (subject to local bye laws). We can assess your competence afloat, complete the application form with you and conduct assessments on a one to one basis if required.
Powerboat Level 1
Duration: 1 day
The RYA Powerboat 1 course is a practical introduction to boat handling and safety in powerboats. The course is designed to give a good basic understanding of how a powerboat works and moves and also covers all the safety issues related to operating a powerboat. It also covers different designs and the preparation of both the crew and the boat before setting out afloat. After completion, you will be able to operate a powerboat under instruction from a skipper, safely and confidently in some basic situations.
Launching and recovery
Use of and types of personal safety equipment, use of boat hook
Boat handling manoeuvres, starting, stopping, use of kill cord, steering controls, low speed handling,
Securing to a mooring, leaving and coming alongside
Rope work, different types of knots and ropes
Man overboard recovery
Powerboat Level 2
Duration: 2 days
£385 per person
The RYA Powerboat 2 course is designed so students spend more than 70% of their time afloat. In this powerboat training course, the emphasis is very much on safe powerboat handling in harbours and out to sea. Time is spent learning the art of mooring, turning in confined spaces, recovering a man overboard and, of course, how to get a powerboat going fast on the plane and keeping it there comfortably.
The theory section covers the rules of the road, how to plan a journey safely, weather and tides, and buoyage.There is no examination in the RYA powerboat 2 training course. Progress is determined by continuous assessment. On successful completion you will be able to handle a powerboat safely and with confidence in most everyday situations.
Preparation of boat and crew and safety equipment
Mooring to a buoy and alongside a pontoon, manoeuvring in confined spaces, wind on and wind off approaches
Anchoring, different types of anchors, mooring area selection
Recovering a man overboard, use of safety equipment
High speed manoeuvres,
Basic navigation techniques, tidal sequences, effects of wind against current flow
Types of craft and engines, maintenance checks, IRPCS, weather forecasts, emergency actions