RYA Powerboat Advanced Course

The powerboat advanced course is to teach seamanship, pilotage and navigation up to the standards required to be able to drive a powerboat safely by day and night in familiar tidal coastal waters.

Safety, emergency situations, weather and passage making are covered in more detail, as well as the responsibility of the skipper. A night passage is carried out.

It is recommended that you should be competent to the standard of the Intermediate Powerboat Course with a thorough knowledge of navigation and chartwork.

It is a requirement to hold a current First Aid Certificate and a VHF/SRC Operator's Licence.

The minimum age for this course is 17 years.

Why should you take the course?

  • Learn how to handle emergency situations
  • Cover passage making in advanced detail
  • The responsibilities of a skipper
  • Learn how to perform a night passage

What will you learn?

During the two days you will learn the following skills:

  • Preparation for sea
  • Boat handling
  • Passage making and responsibility as skipper
  • Pilotage
  • Meteorology
  • Rules of the road
  • Use of engines
  • Emergency situations
  • Night cruising

What is the cost?

The course runs for 2 days including 1 night navigation exercise. For the cost of this course please contact us for more details.

Course Requirements & Outcomes

Assumed knowledge Candidates should be competent to the standard of the Intermediate Powerboat Certificate with a thorough knowledge of the navigation and chartwork to the level of Coastal Skipper/RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased certificate. It is strongly recommended that candidates hold a first aid certificate and a VHF operators certificate.
Duration 2 days including at least 1 night navigation exercise
Minimum age 17
Course content Preparation for sea, boat handling, passage making and responsibility as skipper, pilotage, meteorology, rules of the road, use of engines, emergency situations, night cruising
Ability after course Able to plan and execute coastal trips and return to a familiar port by night

What do I need to bring?

Warm clothing, waterproofs and suitable shoes to wear on the vessel and pontoons. Also bring a passport photo so we can attach this to your RYA Certificate.

Additional Information & Accommodation

There will be a maximum of 3 people per vessel on this course. This ensures that you get as much time as possible driving the boat and a personalised course experience. Should you require accommodation whilst taking the course we can recommend you a number of Airbnb properties as well as hotels.

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