RYA Powerboat Advanced Course

The RYA Powerboat Advanced course takes your powerboating skills to the next level with night navigation, passage planning and heavy weather boat handling.

RYA Powerboat Advanced

  • Full course price £299 (inc VAT)
  • 2 day course
  • Fuel and mooring fees included
  • Free parking at Southsea Marina


Course aims:

The RYA Powerboat Advanced course will provide you with an advanced understanding of boat handling and navigating. You will execute passages at high speeds, day or night, and heavier weathers (weather dependant). This course will build on your existing skills to give you the ability to be confident on power boats in various conditions. It also helps prepare you for the MCA RYA Powerboat Advanced Exam.  At the end of the two days you will gain the RYA Powerboat Advanced course completion certificate.

Course content:

The RYA Powerboat Advanced course covers a broad range of subjects aimed at developing your skills and confidence as a skipper. This includes techniques for planning, day and night navigation, and pilotage into harbours. You will revise various Man Over Board techniques and discuss hyperthermia and cold water shock. You will learn how to create and carry out a variety of search patterns. There will be advanced powerboat handling in a range of wind and tide conditions. We also try and find some waves so you can learn how to handle the boat safely in rougher seas. You will also revises collision regulations and meteorology at sea.

Course pre-requisites:

You will need practical experience of coastal passage making and high speed boat handling and preferably the RYA Powerboat Intermediate Certificate. You will also need an understanding of chart work and navigation to Yachtmaster theory level, preferably the RYA Yachtmaster theory certificate. It is strongly recommended you hold a VHF SRC certificate and a valid First Aid certificate.

RYA / MCA Powerboat Advanced Certificate of Competence exam:

Please note the RYA Powerboat Advanced course completion certificate can not be commercially endorsed. If you would like to get your ticket commercially endorsed then you will need to do the RYA / MCA Powerboat Advanced Certificate of Competence exam.

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