Training Centre
Sail & Power Boat Training LTD

RYA and Maritime training courses

“Navigating your way to success”

RYA PowerBoat Courses

We offer a comprehensive range of RYA powerboat courses in our commercially coded 6-metre rib.

RYA Shorebase Courses

We offer a range of RYA Shorebase navigation courses up to Yachtmaster level.


RYA On-line and non RYA on line courses

We offer the RYA interactive courses for VHF Marine Radio, PPR, and Safe and Fun.

Bespoke Courses (non RYA)

If you are more interested in non-RYA certificated courses we can develop bespoke courses to meet your specific requirements

Own Boat Tution

We offer Own Boat Tuition on sailing yachts and motor cruisers up to 22 metres in length in the UK and Europe.

Commercial sector

We will be offering a range of courses for the commercial sector who work in the maritime industry.

What is SPBT?

About Us

We are an established training company offering a range of RYA and Maritime training courses for the leisure and commercial users in the UK and Europe. Under the leadership of the owner and principal Ian Patience, and our Powerboat Chief Instructor Sarah Davies we have a dedicated team of instructors to teach all our Powerboat, Shore Based and Own Boat courses.

Our Courses

Train With Us

RYA Powerboat Course

RYA Powerboat Level 2

This is the most popular course that we teach. This course suits those new to boating who want to develop the base skills as well as those who have boated for a while but who want to ensure they are approaching their boating the right way.

RYA Powerboat Course

RYA Powerboat Intermediate

Also known as the Powerboat Day Cruising Course the course is aimed at those who have boated a season or more, probably already have Level 2 and want to learn more about coastal cruising. It focuses on navigation and passage planning.

RYA Powerboat Course

RYA Powerboat Advanced

Aimed at experienced leisure boaters and those seeking to work commercially. The Advanced Course can be followed by the Advanced Examination. This course addresses areas such as night navigation, rough water handling and search patterns – a great course!

Our Boat

Our Powerboat (RIB)

Rebel – Humber Destroyer 6 meter Rib – Designed to exceed expectation the Destroyer series promises you an effortless dry ride due to the performance deep ‘V’ hull design but with safety and comfort in mind.

No matter what the job at hand the Destroyer series will come through any task with flying colours. The most amazing characteristics of these superb looking craft are their ability to ‘grip’ the water enabling sharp responsive high speed turns. Any short attempt to become airborne ends with a soft landing as the perfectly formed deep ‘V’ irons out the shock of re-entry.

Driving our rib brings a smile to everyones face.

  • Length 6.0 m
  • Beam 2.28 M
  • Draft 1 m
  • Built 2008
  • Cruising Speed 25kt
  • 2019 115 HP Mercury outboard engine
  • MCA Coded Vessel Cert No R20MV0060002
  • Coded for 4 but seating for 6


Navigation equipment

  • Garmin Chart Plotter 2019
  • Icom Radio Fixed 2018
  • Icom Handheld Radio 2020

Train With Us

Over 30 Courses
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Over 300 Clients
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7 Instructors
Over 50 Years of Experience
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Why choose us

Why choose SPBT?

When you undertake your course with us the price is all-inclusive, no hidden extras.

Remember in life you pretty much get what you pay for. We don’t pretend to be the cheapest, but the course will be on well-maintained first-rate craft and run by instructors guaranteed to teach current best practice. We have excellent facilities in the marinas offering a great all-round experience.

Comprehensive Training

SPBT offers diverse training programs catering to all skill levels, ensuring everyone finds the perfect course for safer and more confident boating.

Experienced Instructors

Led by skilled mariners, SPBT boasts a team of passionate instructors committed to providing top-quality training and mentorship.

Focus on Safety

At SPBT, safety is paramount. We instil a culture of safe boating practices in all our programs, ensuring you navigate the waters responsibly.

Our Team

The SPBT Team

Meet the people who make our training happen.

Ian Patience







What they say.

What our clients say.