RYA Advanced Powerboat Course

This 2 day & 1 night course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat in most conditions in day time and at night.


Minimum age: 17

Prior knowledge: A high level of practical boat handling skills (intermediate course level); theory knowledge to RYA Yachtmaster Theory level

Course content:

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  • Preparation for sea
  • Boat handling (incl. rough water)
  • Passage making, Pilotage
  • Meterology
  • Rules of the road (IRPCS)
  • Use of engines
  • Emergency situations
  • Undertaking searches
  • Night cruising

Course fees & dates enquiry:

RYA Powerboat Advanced Course Fees  Fee inc.VAT 

1 person joining group course 


2 people joining group course 


3 people  (group booking discount)


What's included in the course fee?

  • An RYA Advanced instructor for the duration of your course
  • Use of a powerboat inc. fuel + insurance
  • Use of a lifejacket
  • Use of light wet weather gear if required  
  • RYA Certificate (assuming successful completion)

The boat you will train on:

Type: Ribeye RIB

Engine: Yamaha outboard

Info: MCA coded Cat 3(R) for day and night operations

Recommended Reading:

Boating Books

Buy RYA Advanced Powerboat Handbook (eBook) at the RYA Shop
Buy RYA Yachtmaster Handbook (eBook) at the RYA Shop

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