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RYA Training Centre MCA PCA

RYA Powerboat Tender Operator

This course is designed to build on a candidate’s basic knowledge and experience of powerboating. Candidates should gain confidence in their own ability to manoeuvre a powerboat smoothly.

The course includes plenty of time to practice working with a crew member and operating short-handed. In navigation terms, the emphasis is on short ship-to-shore transfers by day and at night.

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

The practical course is taught on either our 5.5m Ribcraft rib, Kake, or our 7m Ribcraft rib , Swiss T.  The classroom course is taught in the Mendez Marine Office.

Pre-course experience RYA Powerboat 2
Assumed knowledge RYA Powerboat 2 
Minimum duration 2 days, Approx. 9.00 – 21:00 first day 9:00 – 17.30 second day.
Minimum age 17
Maximum Student : Instructor ratio 3 : 1
Course Material Provided RYA Certificate
Recommended Reading G48 RYA Powerboat Scheme: Syllabus and log book, G13 RYA Powerboat Handbook, G108 RYA Advanced Powerboat Handbook
Course content Preparation and Boat handling focusing on passenger safety and comfort, daytime pilotage, night time pilotage, emergency situations, associated theory. 
Ability after the course  Confident undertaking of short ship to shore transfers by day and night.

Support Courses: RYA Online Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course, RYA VHF Radio, RYA Sea Survival, RYA First Aid

Next Step: Commercial endorsement, RYA Intermediate (Coastal Cruising) Powerboat course , RYA Day Skipper Theory – online or classroom

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