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2 Full Days

+ at least 1 night

Advanced Powerboat

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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Topics Covered 

(not exhaustive - click below for more info)

  • Preparation for sea

  • Boat handling

  • Passage making and responsibility as skipper

  • Pilotage

  • Meteorology

  • Use of engines

  • Emergency situations

  • Night cruising

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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. 

Next Steps


  • 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.

More Info

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)

Suggested Courses

The next step is to prepare for the Yachtmaster Practical course. (Get in touch to learn more)

VHF Radio

Sea Survival

First Aid

PW Jet Ski

Skills Gained

Confidence to take your boat much further afield.

Unlock your inner skipper

Check out our next available dates and book now. Any questions? Check out or FAQs​, and please get in touch.

Quality Training

Operating 20 years

Friendly Instructors

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