Chichester Marine Training and Portsmouth Marine Training are working in partnership to provide you with a high quality service at the best possible price. Our staff are enthusiastic because we love what we do, being out on the water and guiding others to enjoy being on the water. It’s exhilarating at times, it’s peaceful at times, but we’ll teach you how to be safe all of the time.

Chichester Marine Training is a RYA Training Centre based at Chichester Marina in the beautifully scenic Chichester harbour in West Sussex. We offer competitively priced RYA shorebased courses in our spacious classroom, and RYA online courses. Chichester’s excellent shore side facilities are free to use, including toilets and showers and parking. There is also a popular café on site. We also offer classroom/meeting room hire.

Portsmouth Marine Training is based at Southsea Marina in Langstone Harbour, perfectly placed between Portsmouth and Chichester Harbours with the Solent right on our doorstep. We are able to offer very competitive prices on RYA practical courses using our well appointed school boats, and own boat tuition. We also use Southsea Marina’s excellent shore side facilities which includes a free and secure car park, refurbished toilets / showers and onsite café.

Our superb locations combined with the quality of our boats and the dedication of our staff, means there really is only one place to come for all of your training needs.

We offer the whole range of RYA courses, designed for every type of boat and every level of experience. If you are interested in speed then the fast paced RYA Powerboat Courses or Personal Watercraft (Jet Ski) Courses could be for you. For comfort, luxury and arriving in style, take a look at our RYA Motor Cruising Courses. If you prefer to take your time and enjoy the journey try our RYA Sail Cruising Courses. For people who like to understand the theory behind boating try one of our RYA Shorebased Courses.

Absolutely Brilliant!

Absolutely brilliant! I completed multiple courses with Chichester Marine Training, including the new Mile Builder… Read more “Absolutely Brilliant!”


Excellent Instruction

Many thanks to CMT and especially to Bob Hammond, our inspiringly knowledgeable tutor, for excellent… Read more “Excellent Instruction”

Day Skipper Theory

Extremely well run Sea School.

I would like to say a massive thank you to Portsmouth Marine Training for having… Read more “Extremely well run Sea School.”

Yachtmaster Motor

They both have the bug!

Alana (21) and Robbie (14) loved every minute of the course Steve, they are still… Read more “They both have the bug!”

Powerboat Level 2

Transition from Sail to Power

After years of sailing, I was apprehensive about moving to a fast power boat. But… Read more “Transition from Sail to Power”

Own Boat Tuition ICC assessment

Exactly the right level!

I have been fortunate enough to enjoy two courses at Portsmouth Marine Training during 2014.… Read more “Exactly the right level!”

Powerboat Level 2 and VHF radio

Unforgettable and Fun

He tenido la suerte de recibir formación con la escuela Porstmouth Marine Training. Los cursos… Read more “Unforgettable and Fun”

Powerboat Level 2

Less stress,more enjoyment

As a novice first time boat owner who finds VHF challenging I approached Portsmouth Marine… Read more “Less stress,more enjoyment”

Own Boat Tuition

Highly recommend

Have now done three course with these guys and I cannot recommend them highly enough.… Read more “Highly recommend”

Powerboat Instructor

Top Class

The equipment, facilities, classroom, and training vessel are all top class. I don’t know how… Read more “Top Class”

Powerboat Level 2

Extra Special Wedding Charter

We just wanted to send you a note to say a massive thank you for… Read more “Extra Special Wedding Charter”

Motor Boat Charter for Wedding

Exceeded expectations!

The course exceeded my expectations! I thought there would be more theory and less practice.… Read more “Exceeded expectations!”

Powerboat Level 2


The instructor was amazing, his instruction was clear, positive and constructive at all times. I… Read more “10/10”

Day Skipper Sail

Very helpful and surpassed expectations

Surpassed expectations, lots of independence and confidence built. Very helpful and thorough in explanations. 10/10. … Read more “Very helpful and surpassed expectations”

Own Boat Tuition Powerboat Level 2

Beyond Expectations

Equipment, facilities and training vessel superb. The Instructor was easy going, friendly, very knowledgeable and… Read more “Beyond Expectations”

Day Skipper Motor

Top Marks

Top marks. Recommend without fail, cannot think of any improvements. Boat in good order and… Read more “Top Marks”

Powerboat Level 2

A superb course and A hugely enjoyable experience!

My PBI course with the Portsmouth Marine Training was a sheer delight. Steve has the… Read more “A superb course and A hugely enjoyable experience!”

Powerboat Instructor

Great Week

A great week of training led by an extremely consummate professional. First class all the… Read more “Great Week”

Yachtmaster Motor

Very Interesting day

Just attended the Diesel engine course. Great day with knowledgeable instructor and some hands on… Read more “Very Interesting day”

Diesel Engine Maintence

Another brilliant course

I’ve just spent a week away with Steve, doing my Yachtmaster Sail course. Steve is… Read more “Another brilliant course”

Yachtmaster Sail

Simply Excellent Mile Builder

Simply excellent in all respects, a weeks invaluable training delivered in a highly professional and… Read more “Simply Excellent Mile Builder”

Mile Builder for Motor Cruisers

Excellent boat and invaluable training

Completed an Offshore Yachtmaster course with Chichester Marine Training March 2018. The first five days… Read more “Excellent boat and invaluable training”

Yachtmaster Motor

Amazing Experinace

I’ve just spent a week away with Steve, doing my yachtmaster course. I had such… Read more “Amazing Experinace”

Yachtmaster Motor

Excellent Courses

It is frustrating that, having sailed for most of my life, and indeed done 3… Read more “Excellent Courses”

ICC sail and VHF

Outstanding training

Thank you for another great course last week. As always, the standard of training was… Read more “Outstanding training”

Yachtmaster Motor


Ian Dawes made the Day Skipper practical course on Jaymist IV most enjoyable. I learned… Read more “Brilliant!”

Day Skipper Sail

Beast from the East

Minus three with 35 to 45 knots of wind! Hardly the best weather for sailing… Read more “Beast from the East”

Yachtmaster Motor

First Class

A first class course in every way using innovative teaching methods and some of the… Read more “First Class”

Yachtmaster Motor

Powerboat Level 2

Top marks. Recommend without fail, cannot think of any improvements. Boat in good order and… Read more “Powerboat Level 2”

Powerboat Level 2

Day Skipper Sail

This course exceeded all expectations! The instructor was experienced,knowledgeable, calm, and had a great sense… Read more “Day Skipper Sail”

Day Skipper Sail

Personal Watercraft

For speed and exhilaration you can not beat a day out on a PWC (or Jet Ski). We can help beginners to more advanced riders get the most out of these fantastic machines.

Powerboat Courses

Our 6.5m RIB is capable of speeds over 40mph and is the perfect vessel for powerboat courses from beginner to instructor level.

Motor Cruising Courses

Our motor cruising courses, including the popular Yachtmaster Power course, are ideal for both motor yacht owners and those wishing to become commercially endorsed skippers.

Sail Cruising Courses

We offer sail cruising courses for all abilities. From start yachting for the complete beginner, to the world renowned Yachtmaster for those wishing to achieve the ultimate sailing qualification.

Shorebased Courses

Mariners can improve their knowledge and skills in a number of areas in our shorebased courses which include navigation and VHF qualifications.

Bespoke Charter

We can offer bespoke skippered charters on PWC, Powerboats, Sailboats and Motor Cruisers. Perfect to help celebrate a special day or mark an occasion.

Portsmouth Marine Training - Striking the right balance to make learning fun!