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RYA Powerboat Level 2

Price: from £299 (Finance now available)

Location: Starts from our base at Premier Gosport Marina

Duration: 2 days

The perfect introduction to Powerboats & Ribs, the two day RYA Powerboat Level 2 practical powerboat course will give you the best building blocks to kick-off your powerboat adventure from!

Take a look at our live course calendar for dates for the RYA Powerboat Level 2 course!

Course Information

Joining Instructions: Please click here for course joining instructions

Recommended Reading: Sailing magazines and newspapers, but this is not essential 

Course Prerequisites: No assumed knowledge

Minimum Age: No minimum but Under 16’s must be accompanied by adult. Persons aged 16+ can be unaccompanied subject to other pre-requisites having been met

Who is the course for:

The RYA Powerboat Level 2 course is designed for anyone who wants to start their exciting and adventurous powerboat journey the right way!



With little or no prior knowledge of being on a RIB, the two-day RYA Powerboat Level 2 course will give you the building blocks you need to start your journey.

With training from qualified RYA instructors on board our boat, this 2 day beginner / novice friendly course runs all year round at our RYA Training Centre with immediate access to the open water of the Solent

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What we cover on the course:

This course is perfect for when you go on holiday and hire a small powerboat to nip from port to port, or explore those secluded beaches and bays in those hot climates.

This course teaches the basics of boat handling, safety and navigation, and skills at planing speed.

The Powerboat Level 2 course gives you a comprehensive grounding and a good skill-set that will put you in good stead to skipper a powerboat on your next boating trip.

Our RYA Powerboat Level 2 courses have a ratio of three students to one Instructor.

During the course you will cover:

  • Collision regulations and rules of the road
  • Anchoring
  • Knowledge of safety equipment
  • Turning in confined spaces and close quarter handling
  • Coming alongside a pontoon and securing to a mooring buoy
  • Man overboard techniques
  • Towing
  • Planing speed manoeuvres
  • Pilotage and passage planning

This course is suitable for anyone with or with out boating experience as this covers the basics of what you need to safely take you and your family / friends out for a days powerboating.

In the UK or abroad with the Powerboat level 2, it will allow you to convert the certificate into the International Certificate of Competence (ICC) which is what you need to charter a boat outside of the UK.

It’s the perfect course for getting into boating and putting a toe in the water.

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Course formats & details:

Courses run in a choice of two formats:

  • 2 consecutive days – Between Monday – Friday
  • Weekends – Saturday & Sunday

Fancy going VIP and having your own exclusive private course for you and your friends or family? You can book the whole powerboat just for your own exclusive course from only £299 per person. Enjoy the course in style, with up to three persons on the boat being taught by one of our friendly, experienced RYA qualified Instructors! What a way to start your powerboat adventure!

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Our Chief Instructor says this about the RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course:

This is the perfect course for getting into the world of powerboating.

The course will give you the ability to charter a powerboat, or just get some all-important confidence to venture out on your own.

Learning the basics of navigation and boat handling, this is the best course to start with.

Once you have this under your belt, you can hire powerboats and take family and friends out for the day.

It allows you to explore the coastlines and harbours.

Why not pop down to our Gosport Marina base, hire a powerboat, then head to the Isle of white and have a nice lunch at some of the amazing restaurants that the island has available for you to sample.

This really is a gateway ticket to powerboating and getting you out there on the water.

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