This RYA Powerboat Level 2 course provides intensive training in the practical skills and theory knowledge needed by the small boat driver. You will learn to drive our 6m rigid inflatable boat (RIB).
RYA Powerboat Level 2 entitles the holder to an International Certificate of Competence, which is accepted in place of a boat licence in many European countries if you are considering chartering a small powerboat. The Powerboat Level 2 is also a requirement for Windsurfing and Dinghy instructors.
This course is approved by the MCA and it is important for anyone planning to work professionally in the Superyacht industry as they will be required to drive the tenders and support craft on board the yacht.
The course includes safety, close quarter and high-speed handling, man over board recovery, coming alongside, mooring and anchoring.
The Solent provides an ideal training ground in which to develop your power boating skills with busy challenging tidal waterways.
- All publications and certification.
- Waterproof jacket and trousers.
- Berthing fees.
Dates & pricing
|26/11/2017||27/11/2017||Cowes Isle of Wight||Available|
|14/01/2018||15/01/2018||Cowes, Isle of Wight||Available|
|11/02/2018||12/02/2018||Cowes, Isle of Wight||Available|
Pre-requisite experience and qualifications
You must be 16 years old to complete the course. No previous sailing experience is needed to complete the Powerboat Level 2 course.
The RYA National Powerboat Certificate Level 2 is the benchmark qualification for driving small powerboats and RIB’s (Rigid Inflatable Boats). During the course, you will cover this syllabus:
- Safety at sea.
- Launching & landing.
- High & low-speed boat handling.
- Man overboard.
- Close quarter manoeuvring & mooring.
- Tides & weather theory.
- Types of craft and handling.
- Buoyage, navigation & passage planning.
- Routine engine maintenance.
Most powerboaters require a radio licence as well as training in navigation and sea survival techniques. We would recommend supplementing your training with the following courses to further boost your CV and increase your employability.