RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor

The Advanced Powerboat Instructor Course is designed to ensure the potential APBI has the experience, knowledge and competence to teach the Advanced, Intermediate courses and Tender Operator Courses as well as being able to undertake Own Boat Training outside a school’s operating area. At the same time the endorsement ensures that you know exactly what to teach against all the subject areas of these courses.

The course is a mixture of running practical sessions afloat to discussing the syllabus, the difference between instructing and coaching, how to deliver and structure the various subjects in the courses as well as night exercise on the first evening.


Course dates:
  • 30th/31st November

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More dates can be added for groups of 2 or 3. Please contact us.

We require 2 people for an instructor course to run.


2 days

  • RYA Advanced Powerboat Course completion certificate
  • RYA Powerboat Instructor
  • Valid First Aid certificate
  • RYA Membership
  • The minimum age is 17

Advanced instructors wishing to teach the advanced course must hold one of the following Certificates of Competence with the commercial endorsement:

  • Advanced Powerboat
  • Yachtmaster Coastal (Power)
  • Yachtmaster Offshore (Power)

We would also suggest:

  • Whilst, not a prerequisite you are recommended to hold the RYA Yachtmaster theory qualification. As a minimum you must have an equivalent level of knowledge.
  • You have considerable boating experience in a range of conditions, across a variety of boats in various locations
  • You have considerable night boating experience to the extent that i) You can safely manage a boat anywhere at night ii) Teach others how to do it
  • The ability to explain any aspect of the Advanced Course with ease as defined by the syllabus.
  • You are a very experienced instructor with experience in delivering many Level 2 courses.


  • I have thoroughly enjoyed the course and learning new teaching approaches. Great equipment...

    — Rachel – October 2021