Advanced Exam Prep Course & Exam

This is a bespoke prep course, specifically tailored to candidates completing the Advanced Certificate of Competence 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 another on Day 2 can be arranged (at extra cost).

We run our Advanced Courses and Advanced Exam Prep courses to run back to back which essentially gives you an intensive 4 day prep course before the exam on day 5.

Course dates:

2023 Dates:

  • 16th-18th August
  • 27th-29th September
  • 18th-20th October
  • 8th-10th November
  • 13th-15th December

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2 day & 1 night, followed by exam on Day 3

Our Boat - £385pp
Own Boat - £600
Our Boat Private course - £875

NB - The Exam Fee is NOT included in the course fee.


  • 2 days use of Mustang, our Humber Ocean Pro 6.8
  • 1 day Hire of Mustang for the Advanced Exam.
  • Maximum of 3 students
  • 2 days of instruction & 1 day of exams
  • Fuel
  • Lifejacket
  • Light refreshments throughout the course

What to bring with you:

  • Wet weather gear
  • Cash for lunch and evening meals (if staying in a hotel)
  • Head torch
  • Any medication you may need.
  • Payment for the exam fee (credit or debit card)

Own Boat Course:

  • This course can be conducted on your own boat, providing it is suitable for Advanced Powerboat training. The cost above is a effectively a hire an instructor cost and the cost stays the same whether there are 1 of you or 3. The only additional costs from us would be travel costs to get to your location and potentially accommodation.
  • During the course, you are responsible for the running costs of the boat such as fuel, berthing and food.

Private course on our boat:

  • For a minimum of 1 student and a maximum of 3, you can hire our boat for a private course. The price includes all associated costs.

Seatime required;

  • Minimum Age 17
  • 800nm
  • 30 days
  • 2 days as skipper
  • Valid First Aid certificate.
  • VHF Operators Licence. 
  • Knowledge to Yachtmaster Shorebased Level.

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.