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RYA Level 2 Powerboat

RYA Level 2 Powerboat

This two-day introductory course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to operate a powerboat confidently, and forms the basis of the International Certificate of Competence.

Use code PBNOV23 at checkout to get 15% off the course running 18-19 November 2023

Course at a glance

Suitable for – beginners and those needing a entry-level qualification to operate a powerboat in the UK or on holiday abroad
Minimum age – 12
Location Essex Outdoors Bradwell RYA Training Centre
Duration – 2 days, free overnight accommodation on-site (subject to availability)
Price – £285

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To book

  • Select an available date from the calendar (shown in green)
  • Click on the + icon to add the number of guests required
  • Choose the time slot you require and click Add to basket
  • Click checkout

Course detail

This Level 2 Powerboat course is a part of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) National Powerboat Scheme and is ideal for those using small powered craft such as Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs) and sports boats. It is also suited to the professional small boat skipper who is required to prove their competence or provide certification for work. The course is delivered on the coastal waters of the River Blackwater Estuary and will cover many aspects of powerboating.

Course content 

  • Launching and recovery
  • Close quarters boat handling
  • Securing to a buoy
  • Anchoring
  • Leaving and coming alongside
  • Man overboard recovery
  • High speed manoeuvres
  • An introduction to driving at planing speed
  • Basic navigation
  • Collision regulations

Course outcomes

On completion, candidates are expected to be confident in handling powerboats unsupervised in the right conditions and aware of their own limitations, as well as those of their craft. Candidates will receive the RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate. Those aged 12 to 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate. All certificates are registered online with the RYA and require a passport sized photo to be provided.