RYA Powerboat Intermediate Course in Port Solent, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK

The RYA Powerboat Intermediate Course is aimed at those skippers that have completed Powerboat level 2 and now looking for that bit more out of boating with the ability to safely make longer passages by day or night. The Powerboat Intermediate Course will introduce you to a higher level of navigation and boating skills.

The RYA Powerboat Intermediate Course is taken over two days, with night work and will cover the following:

RYA Powerboat Intermediate Theory;

A knowledge of:

Navigation, True & magnetic bearings,  Bearing & distance, Chart symbols, Tidal diamonds & Tidal streams, use of pilot books, Position lines, use of marine locks.

Understanding of: 

Latitude & Longitude, The principles of GPS, Sources of forecast information and the Interpretation of forecasts, Tidal heights at secondary ports.


Use a plotting instrument and can plot a course to steer ( CTS ), use of a tidal curve, work out tidal heights for standard ports, Buoyage, Rules of the road (IRPCS), Pilotage,
Mayday Call on VHF sets.

RYA Powerboat Intermediate Practical:

Boat Preparation, Boat handling, Pilotage, Passage making, man overboard.

The minimum age limit for the course is:
Age 16

The cost of the RYA Powerboat Intermediate Course: 


2 Days Classroom / Practical

With regret and due to the increase in services such as fuel and electricity during the past year.
For the first time in 5 years we need to change our prices.

1-2-1 instruction, £450.00
Individual booking, £320.00
Booking for two, £290.00 each
Booking for three, £270.00 each

1st Sea School boat hire:
£180 per day (extra fuel) divided by number of students

You may do the RYA Powerboat Intermediate Course in your own boat (if suitable for night work):
Own boat tuition: £200.00 per day for one client + £25.00 per day for each extra client + course material + travel if required.

For more information contact Cliff on +447767398892 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course Payments

A payment of 25% of the course cost is required to confirm the booking and full payment one week prior to the course start date.
Payments can be made by
Bank Transfer:
Card Payment: Debit cards no extra small admin charge for credit card payments  
Cash payments: on request