You & Sea, West of Scotland's RYA Marine Training Centre Powerboat Courses

Powerboat Courses - Learn boat handling and safety for a variety of boat types. Complete beginners, intermediate and advanced. If none of the predefined course dates suit, please phone or email us to discuss and we will try to accommodate you.

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RYA Level One Powerboat

Powerboat Level 1

Course dates:

Contact us to arrange a date that suits you

Duration:

1 Day

Cost:

£125

Notes:

Minimum age 8.
Please contact us to discuss if candidate is aged 8-12.

If under 16, certificate will be endorsed to show holder should use power craft under supervision only.

Pre-Requisites:

None

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RYA Level Two Powerboat

Powerboat Level 2

Close quarters handling, high speed manoeuvres, man overboard recovery and collision regulations. This course is packed full of exciting activities, so that you can powerboat safely and competently by yourself. On successful completion of this course you’ll also qualify for an International Certificate of Competence (issued by the RYA) for those of you that wish to powerboat abroad

Course dates:

2017 Dates:

  • 19th & 20th June - FULL
  • 26th & 27th June - 1 space
  • 3rd & 4th July 
  • 10th & 11th July
  • 17th & 18th July
  • 24th & 25th July
  • 31st July/1st Aug
  • 7th & 8th Aug
  • 14th & 15th Aug
  • 21st & 22nd Aug
  • 28th & 29th Aug
  • 4th & 5th Sept
  • 11th & 12th Sept
  • 18th & 19th Sept
  • 25th & 26th Sept

Duration:

2 Days

Cost:

£250

Notes:

What's included

  • 2 days use of Mustang, our Humber Ocean Pro 6.8.
  • Maximum of 3 students
  • 2 days of instruction
  • Fuel
  • Lifejacket
  • Light refreshments throughout the course
  • Start Powerboating Theory Book.

What to bring with you

  • Wet weather gear
  • Cash for lunch and evening meals (if staying in a hotel)
  • Any medication you may need
  • Passport photo

Pre-Requisites:

​Minimun age 12.

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Intermediate RYA Powerboat Courses

Intermediate Powerboat

Want to take your powerboating to the next level? Then this course is for you!

The Intermediate Powerboat syllabus aims to provide a level of training to suit those who use powerboats more frequently, and in more advanced conditions. The two-day course covers the basics of navigation, practical use of daytime pilotage, passage planning skills and using both traditional and electronic navigational techniques on coastal waters.

Course dates:

  • contact us to book a course

 

Duration:

2 Days

Cost:

£330

Notes:

 

 

Pre-Requisites:

  • Minimum age 16.
  • Theory knowledge to Day Skipper Theory Level
  • Powerboat Level 2

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Advanced RYA Powerboat courses

Advanced Powerboat

This course is for more experienced leisure and professional powerboaters wishing to skipper small powerboats further afield and at night. As well as high levels of boat handling skills, a short range VHF licence, valid first aid certificate and navigation skills up to coastal / yachtmaster skipper standard are required for this course.

Please note that this course does not include an assessment for a commercial endorsement.

Course dates:

2017 Dates:

  • 14th & 15th September - 1 space
  • 20th & 21st September - FULL
  • 28th & 29th September - spaces

Duration:

2 days (+1 night passage).

Cost:

£330

Pre-Requisites:

Minimum age 17.

Candidates should be competent to the standard of intermediate powerboat with a thorough knowledge of navigation and chartwork to the level of Coastal Skipper Theory.

It is strongly recommended that students hold a first aid certificate and a radio operators certificate.

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Advanced Exam Prep Course

Advanced Exam Prep Course

This is a 2 bespoke prep course specifically tailored to candidates completing the Advanced Certificate or Competance Exam. Subjects which can be refreshed include IRPCS, Pilotage, Boat handling, night navigation etc. 

This is a NON-CERTIFIED course so other subjects can be added.

There will be a night exercise on Day 1 and one on Day 2 can be arranged (extra cost)

 

 

Course dates:

Contact the office to book.

Duration:

2 day & 1 night

  • followed by Exam

Cost:

  • £330

Notes:

  • Minimum age 17.

Pre-Requisites:

  • Seatime required - 2 years relevant experience including night pilotage.
  • If you hold an RYA Advanced Powerboat Course Completion Certificate, the seatime is reduced to 20 days, 2 days as skipper, 400 miles, 12 night hours. All qualifying seatime must be within 10 years prior to the exam.
  • Valid First Aid certificate.
  • VHF Operators Licence. 

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