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RYA Intermediate Powerboat

RYA Advanced Powerboat

Upcoming RYA Advanced Powerboat Courses

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The RYA Advanced Powerboat course is aimed at the more experienced powerboat handler. Run over 2 days and an evening (night exercise), the RYA Advanced Powerboat course as well as being challenging and fun also focuses on the role of a skipper on a powerboat.

NB. Please contact us if you need an Advanced PB Exam organised to Commercially Endorse this qualification.  

Cost of the Exam is £189.00 the Commercial Endorsement fee is £34.50.

How can I take this course?

  • On our school boat on our timetables.
  • On our school boat, in your group, you choose the dates.
  • On your own boat, we come to you.
Pre-course experience Candidates should be competent to the standard of Intermediate Powerboat. 
Assumed knowledge Candidates should have a thorough knowledge of navigation and chart work to the level of Coastal/Yachtmaster shore based certificate and it is strongly recommended to hold a 1st aid certificate and a VHF operators certificate. 
Minimum duration 2 days
Minimum age 17 years
Course content Preparation: passage planning, meteorology, safety and the skipper’s responsibilities.

Boat handling and manoeuvres: high speed handling, pilotage by day and night, emergency situations including search patterns, awareness of chart plotters and Radar. 

Ability after the course  To be able to drive a planing powerboat safely by day and night in tidal coastal waters with which the candidate may be familiar.

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