Powerboat Training

Water Based Courses

Our Courses

The RYA National Powerboat Scheme is for those wanting to take control of small open powerboats such as RIBs and sports boats. These boats are generally used for exploring the coastal area or inland trips, fishing, safety cover for other watersports, waterskiing or as a support boat for diving or other activities.

Whether you use powerboats for leisure or work, or in connection with another activity such as sailing or rescue, the RYA have developed a course for you. We deliver the development

Water Based Courses


We offer the following water based powerboat courses. Click on the course title to go through to the actual course syllabus and timetable:

Course Suggested Pre-Course Knowledge What you should learn on the course What you’ll be able to do after the Course How long is the course? How many will be on the course Priced From
Level 1 None Basic theory, boat handling and boat safety Have a basic understanding of power boating 1 day Max of 4 £105
Level 2 None Slow manoeuvres parking, high speed boat handling, man over board, navigation Be able to handle a boat in familiar waters in day light 2 days Max of 3 per instructor £245
Intermediate To be able to handle a power boat to level 2 standard Navigation, passage planning To be able to navigate a powerboat on coastal trips 2 days Max of 4 per instructor £275
Advanced Boat handling to lntermediate level. Navigation to Day Skipper – shore based Skippering techniques for coastal and off shore passages The ability to navigate and control a power boat on coastal passages by day and by night 2 Days Max of 6 per 2 instructors and 2 boats £345
ICC To be able to handle a power boat to level 2 standard Certificate required in most European and Worldwide countries if you want to you either own or rent a boat Obtain an International Certificate of Competence 1 Day See details from £195

Courses available from Menai Bridge or Conwy,
except 'Intermediate' and 'Advanced', Menai Bridge only

We have two training classrooms, one in Conwy and one in Menai Bridge. Courses are number dependent therefore if we have to swap the location of the course to suit tides/weather/numbers then this is part of the condition of booking. We will however do our best to keep the booking as booked.