2 Full Days
+ at least 1 night
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.
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Preparation for sea
Passage making and responsibility as skipper
Use of engines
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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.
Use of RIB incl. fuel
Use of lifejackets and wet weather gear
Modern facilities with hot/cold drinks and refreshments
Enthusiastic, approachable and experienced instructors that specialise in night navigation and use of modern electronic navigation equipment
Photo ID Advanced Powerboat certificate of competence upon successful course completion
What To Bring
Sunglasses! (Even if it's not sunny) We go fast so the wind might make you tear up a little.
A Jacket to keep you warm and dry. It gets cold on the river some days.
A good attitude to learn!
A packed lunch or money to eat out.
And that's it. We will provide you with quality service. Any questions? Check our FAQs.
2 day course
Student to instructor ratio is 3 : 1
Minimum age is 17
Boat handling should be at least to the standard required for the Intermediate powerboat syllabus. Navigational knowledge should be to Yachtmaster syllabus level.
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)
Confidence to take your boat much further afield.
Unlock your inner skipper
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Operating 20 years