RYA Powerboat Level 1 & 2 Course in Port Solent, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK

For many of us the chance to go out and try a boat starts with a trip on a friends boat.

RYA Powerboat Courses

The RYA Powerboat Courses give you the opportunity to gain the experience and knowledge to be safe afloat. Be it in your own boat or one of our school boats.

Your boat licence : International Certificate of Competence ICC (up to 10m)

This will cover you in most European ports (always best to check). You may wish to use the European Inland Waterways. You will need to have your ICC endorsed with the GEVNI (a small written test).

The RYA Powerboat Level 1 & 2 Course is taken over two days and will cover the following topics:

Launching & recovery, Boat handling, Securing to a buoy, Anchoring, Leaving & coming alongside, Man overboard.

Knowledge of:

Types of craft, Engines and Drives, Siting of fuel tanks & lines, batteries, Wiring, Fire extinggushers. Engine checks & Maintenance. Use of GPS, Application of Local bylaws, Sources of weather information.

Understanding of:

Awareness of other water users, Communication with other craft hand & sound signals, Emergency action, Towing / being towed, Fire precautions, Ropework.

Knowledge of:

Charts, Buoyage systems, Tides & tidal streams, Steering & hand compasses.

Age limits are:

Level 1 age 8
Level 2 age 12

You may, should you have the skills required, take a direct assessment (one day course).
This is an examination of your skills and not an instructional course.

The cost of the RYA Powerboat Level 1 & 2 Course:  

When placing a booking:
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, £400.00
Individual booking, £300.00 each
Booking for two, £280.00 each
Booking for three, £260.00 each

Courses will be run on a minimum of 2 students unless booked in for 1-2-1 tuition. This includes school boat hire and fuel + courses material if required
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