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1 day

Level 1

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!

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Topics Covered

  • Launch and recovery 

  • Preparation of boat and crew for the passage

  • On the water boat handling at speed and slow manoeuvres

  • Picking up and securing to a mooring buoy

  • Leaving and coming alongside your berth

  • Rules of the road for boat users 

  • All aspects of safety on the water

  • Safely dealing with a  person overboard

  • Preventing and dealing with problems afloat

  • How to get help if in trouble

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Next Steps


  • Use of RIB incl. fuel

  • Use of lifejackets and wet weather gear

  • RYA 'Start Powerboating' handbook

  • Modern facilities with hot/cold drinks and refreshments

  • Experienced, enthusiastic and approachable instructors :)

  • Certificate of 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

1 day course

Max student to instructor ratio is 3 : 1

Minimum age is 8 years old. 8 - 15 years will receive an endorsed license.

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


Progress through the next level of the National Powerboat Scheme.

Skills Gained

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

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 21 years

5 star reviews

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