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RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course

  • Course Aim

    To teach boathandling and seamanship in powerboats. After the course you will be able to helm a powerboat during the day in familiar waters & in favourable weather conditions.
  • Duration

    2 days
  • Prior Experience Required

    No prior boating experience is necessary. The course equally suits those new to boating and those who have been boating for years. Most people take the Level 2 course and bypass Level 1 as it is not a requirement that you have Level 1 before you take Level 2.
  • Minimum Age

    The minimum age for the Level 2 course is 12. Candidates under the age of 16 will be issued a certificate, with the endorsement that they should only use powered craft under the supervision of a responsible adult.

    Please note that for all ages a current Passport size Photograph is required for Certification
  • Course Content


    • Launching and recovery
    • Boat handling
    • Securing to a buoy
    • Anchoring
    • Leaving and coming alongside
    • Man overboard


    • Types of craft
    • Engines & drives
    • Routine engine maintenance checks
    • Close down procedure
    • Local byelaws
    • Weather
    • Communication with other craft
    • Application of the collision regulations
    • Ropework
    • Fire precautions
    • Distress signals & Mayday call
    • Pilotage & passage planning
    • Chart work, tides & tidal streams

  • Direct Assessment

    In certain situations the Level 2 certificate can be attained without attending the full course. This is known as Direct Assessment and takes half a day. Please call us on 01202 661881 if you feel that your experience is suitable and you are interested in this way of obtaining Level 2.

Powerboat Training

Level 2 courses can be taken
on our school RIB, or as
own boat tuition.

contact us for dates

Course Prices:

Level 2 course prices start
from £250 per person.

The Waterfront, Cobbs Quay, Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset, BH15 4EL - Tel: +44 (0) 1202 661881 - Fax: +44 (0) 1202 664222
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