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RYA Powerboat level 1
Ideal for kids or crew

1 Day


An exciting introduction to powerboating, gain confidence in safety and boat handling skills perfect for crew or the kids. You are under no pressure and most importantly it's great fun!



For anyone wanting to try out powerboating, this is the ideal course. Even though it’s goal is to teach significant things about boat handling and safety you are under no pressure and importantly it’s great fun!


Since the Level 1 course is available to most age groups and powerboating is a very family oriented activity It’s also a great way to introduce the kids to safety on the water.

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1 day course

Student to instructor max ratio

3 : 1




(1:1 Individual)



(3:1 Group)



Knowledge Required

No prior knowledge or experience is required to undertake this course!

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 course completion

Skills Gained

Having confidence in the basics of boat handling and safety in inland and coastal waters, while under supervision.


Progress through the next level of the National Powerboat Scheme.

Unlock your inner skipper

Check out our next available dates and book now. 🌈

Any questions? Check out or FAQs​, and please get in touch.

Powerboat Level 2

Most popular

Learn in depth boat handling: driving at higher speed, slow manoeuvres


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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