RYA Powerboat Courses

WHY CHOOSE Sail & Power Boat Training?

Our Rib is a 6-metre Humber with a new Mercury 115 hp engine and Garmin plotter. She is coded and an excellent sea vessel.

Being in the heart of Lowestoft and right by the busy marine and port entrance there are ample practical teaching opportunities

INSTRUCTOR – STUDENT RATIO
Either 2:1 or 3:1.

What’s included

  • You will be coached over the full RYA course syllabus
  • Tea and coffee plus yummy biscuits
  • RYA Start powerboating book
  • SPBT note book
  • Free Parking
  • All mooring fees, safety equipment and fuel
 
There are some RYA books that go alongside the relevant powerboat courses which are available to purchase from our books page. 
These are the RYA Powerboat Handbook (G13) for Level 2 and Intermediate courses and the RYA Advanced Powerboat Handbook (G108) for the Advanced course.
 
The RYA Powerboat Schemes Logbook (G20) is applicable to all the courses in the Powerboat scheme and is a great way to prove experience and log driving hours should you want to proceed up the Commercial route. 

Our Power Course offerings

Accordion Content

Course Price £310 Per Person

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.

Course DURATION
2 days from 9am to 5pm.

INSTRUCTOR – STUDENT RATIO
Maxiumum 3 students to 1 Instructor. You often will find that you learn as much from watching another student execute a manoeuvre as you do from doing it yourself.

MINIMUM AGE
We are generally happy for a child over 12 to attend a course with their parent/guardian on our boats at any time – please call to discuss. Children over 16 can attend a normal course at any time but we must have the parent/guardian’s specific permission – please call to discuss. If you want a child of under 16 to attend on their own then they must attend one of our dedicated Children’s Courses.

COURSE DATES
We run these courses throughout the year on weekdays and weekends. However if you are a commercial or government organisation or a group of people, then we can organise a course to suit you.

NOTE: course requires minimum numbers to run, if these are not met the course will be rescheduled and we will either move you to another course or refund you.

november 2022

29novAll Day30RYA Powerboat Level 2

december 2022

06decAll Day07RYA Powerboat Level 2

13decAll Day14RYA Powerboat Level 2

january 2023

31janAll Day01febRYA Powerboat Level 2

february 2023

31janAll Day01febRYA Powerboat Level 2

07febAll Day08RYA Powerboat Level 2

11febAll Day12RYA Powerboat Level 2

21febAll Day22RYA Powerboat Level 2

25febAll Day26RYA Powerboat Level 2

Course Price £330 Per Person

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.

Course DURATION
2 days from 9am to 5pm.

INSTRUCTOR TO STUDENT RATIO
Maxiumum 3 students to 1 Instructor. You often will find that you learn as much from watching another student execute a manoeuvre as you do from doing it yourself.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Candidates should be competent to the standard of Level 2 (including the coastal endorsement). Whilst the course does include time on developing your boat handling we will not have time to develop basic techniques. It is recommended that attendees acquire a First Aid certificate and VHF Operators Certificate either before or after attending the course.

MINIMUM AGE
16. Children over 16 (and under 18) can attend a normal course at any time but we must have the parent/guardian’s specific permission  – please call to discuss.

COURSE DATES
We run Intermediate courses on our boats at least every month but for groups of 2 or 3 we are always happy to schedule dates to suit your diary. If you are a commercial or government organisation, then we can organise a course to suit you.

NOTE: course requires minimum numbers to run, if these are not met the course will be rescheduled and we will either move you to another course or refund you.

december 2022

08decAll Day09RYA Powerboat Intermediate

february 2023

09febAll Day10RYA Powerboat Intermediate

25febAll Day26RYA Powerboat Intermediate

Course Price £340 Per Person

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!

COURSE DURATION
2 days. We start at 9am on day one and will finish about 3 – 4 hours after it gets dark. On day two we start at 10am and typically finish between 4 and 5pm.

INSTRUCTOR – STUDENT RATIO
3 students to 1 Instructor. You often will find that you learn as much from watching another student execute a manoeuvre as you do from doing it yourself.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE
The course assumes you can handle a powerboat very well as it is about developing your skills rather than starting them! It also assumes you understand navigation to the level of Yachtmaster/Coastal Skipper Theory (although you don’t actually need the qualification). We would always suggest that we have a chat with you about your experience before you book the course to ensure that this is the best course for you

MINIMUM AGE
17

COURSE DATES
We run Advanced courses on our boats at least every two months but for groups of 2 or 3 we are always happy to schedule dates to suit your diary. If you are a commercial or government organisation, then we can organise a course to suit you.

NOTE: course requires minimum numbers to run, if these are not met the course will be rescheduled and we will either move you to another course or refund you.

december 2022

03decAll Day04RYA Powerboat Advanced

15decAll Day16RYA Powerboat Advanced

february 2023

11febAll Day12RYA Powerboat Advanced

15febAll Day16RYA Powerboat Advanced

Course Price Please enquire

 

Course Price £330 Per Person

Aimed at those already working as a tender driver transferring guests/passengers in sectors such as the superyacht world or in other environments where you may need to transfer guests and passengers.

COURSE DURATION

2 days. We start at 9am on day one and will finish about 2 – 3 hours after it gets dark. On day two we start at 10am and typically finish between 4 and 5pm.

INSTRUCTOR – STUDENT RATIO

3 students to 1 Instructor. You will often find that you learn as much from watching another student execute a manoeuvre as you do from doing it yourself.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

The entry requirement for this course is RYA Powerboat Level 2 course with the strong recommendation that attendees already possess the RYA VHF Short Range Radio Certificate and the RYA or STCW95 one day First Aid qualification.

Course Price £180 Per Person

If you are looking to use your own boat or hire a boat, which is up to 10m in length, especially when abroad, then it is almost certain you will need to hold the International Certificate of Competence (ICC).

There are no prerequisites or formal qualifications required for you to take an ICC assessment but it is recommended that you have the experience up to Day Skipper level.

If you already have an appropriate RYA qualification you will be able to apply for the ICC directly without the need for an assessment. Being a powerboat school we can teach you on a Rib or your powerboat.

If you want to learn on a cruising vessel over 10 meters then we can arrange that for you too.

 
The International Certificate of Competence (ICC) or Boat License as it’s often referred to can be issued to: 
UK Nationals 
UK Residents 

Other Countries that have accepted Resolution 40 can also apply for an ICC here in the UK, please follow the link below and go to section 2 of the application form to see if you are eligible: