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RYA Advanced powerboat

2 Days +

night passage


A 2 day course aimed at both leisure and professional boat users. Covering advanced navigation, weather, passage planning and boat handling techniques for skippering powerboats day and night and on more challenging longer passages. Includes a confidence building night navigation session.



The Advanced Powerboat course is the pinnacle of the National Powerboat Scheme. It is really aimed at the more experienced boater in both leisure and professional fields and users that want to undertake more adventurous, longer passages both day and night. There’s nothing more exhilarating than completing a well planned and longer passage especially in the dark.


This course opens many doors in the marine industry as well. It’s the required standard for professional organisations such as the RNLI, Police, Military and others. 

Preperation for sea
Boat handling
Use of engines
Passage making
Emergency situations
Responsibility as skipper
Night cruising
Advanced manouvers


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More Info

2 day course

+ night passage

Student to instructor max ratio

3 : 1

Minimum age = 17




(1:1 Individual)



(3:1 Group)



Knowledge Required

Boat handling should be at least to the standard required for the Intermediate powerboat syllabus. Navigational knowledge should be to Yachtmaster syllabus level.

What To Bring


(Even if it's not sunny) We go fast so the wind might make you tear up a little.

A jacket

+ gloves and a hat on colder days. It gets chilly on the river sometimes.

A good attitude to learn!

A packed lunch or money to eat out

We have a fridge-freezer, kettle, microwave, small cooker, cutlery, plates, coffee/tea/sugar/milk for you to use.

Got A Boat?

Own Boat Tuition

If you've just bought a boat or are looking to boost your confidence in an area you are based, please get in touch! We can travel to you, or you can bring your boat to us.

  • Use of RIB incl. fuel

  • Use of lifejackets

  • RYA Book(s)

  • Use of Kitchen

  • Hot/cold drinks

  • Experienced, enthusiastic and approachable instructors

  • Certificate upon successful course completion

Skills Gained

Confidence to take your boat much further afield.


You can go forward with expected sea time and miles for an examination to obtain an MCA commercial license valid for use on many types of passenger carrying and other commercial vessels operating under MCA codes of practise to work in the marine industry. (Please see our commercial training page for details)

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Be prepared

Increase your chances of survival at sea in this practical pool course


Online or classroom

Get your marine radio license in 1 day. Online or in the classroom.

PW Jet Ski

1 day

One day course and it is fun fun fun! You can use your own jet ski or use ours.

Boat Trips

Come and visit us prior to your course and book a boat trip with friends and family. We run our boat rides all year round and they're super fun for all. View Scotland's most exciting city along the iconic River Clyde.

Suggested Courses

We offer a fantastic range of RYA Courses delivered by our team of highly trained instructors. Although navigation and skippering boats is a serious business, it should be fun and it's our ethos that you have a great time with us!

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