Our Team:


Candi Abbott - Principal

Candi has been working in the watersports industry since 1996, running RYA training since 1998 and instructor training since 2004; with a high level of qualifications in a range of disciplines her main focus is instructor training in PWC, Powerboat and Dinghy activities at all levels. 

Candi is also the author of the RYA Personal Watercraft handbook and creator of the 'Marine Education' iPhone app. She spends a lot of time delivering instructor training in the UK and overseas with a particular focus on onboard Superyacht Crew training since 2007.

Qualifications / Appointments:

RYA Powerboat Instructor Trainer

RYA Personal Watercraft Instructor Trainer

RYA/MCA Advanced Powerboat Examiner

RYA Dinghy Coach/Assessor

RYA Training Centre and Superyacht inspector

MCA Advanced Commercial Powerboat skipper

RYA First Aid instructor

RYA VHF/SRC Instructor / Assessor

RYA Sea Survival Instructor

RYA Disability Awareness Instructor

Certificate in Teaching (DTLLS / Cert Ed)

RYA Powerboat Trainer & PWC Trainer of the Year Awards



Graham Stones - Chief Instructor

Graham has worked within the watersports industry since 1998 and run RYA training since then; Graham has a high level of qualifications in both small and larger craft. Currently Graham splits his time between UK training and Superyacht crew training overseas. 


Qualifications / Appointments:

RYA Powerboat Instructor Trainer

RYA Personal Watercraft Instructor Trainer

RYA/MCA Advanced Powerboat Examiner

RYA Dinghy Coach/Assessor

RYA Training Centre and Superyacht Inspector

MCA Advanced Commercial Powerboat skipper

RYA Cruising Instructor (sail + power)

RYA Shorebased Navigation Instructor

RYA VHF/SRC Instructor / Assessor

RYA Yachtmaster Power



Our instructors:

We have a number of other instructors who teach for us, all whom have an enormous amount of experience and hold the RYA Advanced Powerboat instructor certificate and most of whom are also RYA Powerboat and/or PWC Instructor Trainer's

Lyn Parsons

RYA Powerboat Instructor Trainer

RYA PWC Instructor Trainer

Tim Cox

RYA Powerboat Instructor Trainer

RYA PWC Instructor Trainer


Jamie Johnson

RYA Powerboat Instructor Trainer

RYA PWC Instructor Trainer

Laurence West

RYA Powerboat Instructor Trainer

RYA PWC Instructor Trainer


Adam Wilson

RYA Powerboat Instructor Trainer

Lee Mosscrop

RYA Powerboat Instructor Trainer

RYA PWC Instructor Trainer


Ross Ceaton

RYA PWC Instructor Trainer

RYA Powerboat Instructor

Kristy Powell

RYA Powerboat Instructor Trainer

RYA PWC Instructor


Diane Bush

RYA Powerboat Instructor Trainer

RYA PWC Instructor Trainer

Neil Penman

RYA Powerboat Instructor Trainer

RYA PWC Instructor Trainer



Our instructors/trainers are also available for freelance work within other RYA Training centres and clubs, so if you need a member of staff for any of the following, they would be more than happy to help - just email info@marine-education.co.uk to get in touch: 

  • RYA Powerboat instructor training
  • RYA Advanced powerboat instructor training
  • RYA Personal Watercraft (jetski) instructor training
  • RYA Dinghy, Multihull, Keelboat instructor training
  • RYA Senior instructor training
  • RYA Superyacht PWC training / Visit our sister site www.superyachtpwc.eu for more information
  • All RYA Powerboat, Dinghy, PWC (jetski), Catamaran, PWC, Sea Survival, First Aid, VHF courses/exams