RYA Advanced Powerboat CoC

The RYA/MCA Advanced Powerboat Certificate of Competence (CoC) examination is undertaken by those wishing to operate craft commercially up to 20 miles from a safe haven by day or night.


1 candidate: 4 to 5 hours 2 candidates: 5 to 6 hours 3 candidates: 6 to 7 hours. No more than three candidates can be examined in one session.

Exam Fee: £194, to be sent with the application form.

Seatime –

  • 30 days
  • 2 days as skipper
  • 800 miles (this reduces to 400 if you have completed the Advanced Powerboat course)
  • At least half the qualifying seatime must have been accrued in tidal waters

Certificates required – 

  • A valid First Aid certificate
  • A VHF license

Minimum age – 

  • 17