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RYA Powerboat Level 2 (Archived Nov2018)

This is an image for the Powerboat Level 2 course that's based in the centre of Bristol

Course Phone: +44 (0) 117 929 1153

  • Gift Vouchers
    October 1, 2018 - October 1, 2019
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • May 5th & 6th (Sat & Sun)
    May 5, 2018 - May 6, 2018
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • May 7th & 8th (Mon & Tue)
    May 7, 2018 - May 8, 2018
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • May 10th & 11th (Thurs & Fri)
    May 10, 2018 - May 11, 2018
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • May 12th & 13th (Sat & Sun)
    May 12, 2018 - May 13, 2018
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • May 19th & 20th (Sat & Sun)
    May 19, 2018 - May 20, 2018
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • May 21st & 22nd (Mon + Tues)
    May 21, 2018 - May 22, 2018
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • May 23rd & 24th (Wed + Thurs)
    May 23, 2018 - May 24, 2018
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm

We are the Premier RYA centre in the Bristol Harbour to offer both inland and coastal endorsement as part of the RYA Powerboat Level two. This is a 2-day course designed for beginners to give you the skills and experience to safely drive and manoeuvre a powerboat up to 10 meters in daylight. 

To enquire about course dates further ahead, please call our office on 0117 929 1153

This in depth course covering boat handling, high speed manoeuvres, man overboard recovery and collision regulations, is the most popular course within the RYA Powerboat Scheme as it introduces people to powerboating in close quarters but also at high speed.

We are the only RYA centre in the Bristol Harbour to offer both inland and coastal endorsement as part of the RYA Powerboat Level two. The course begins in Bristol’s historic floating harbour with slow speed manoeuvring, this gives powerboat drivers the opportunity to drive in to the centre of Bristol by boat and practice mooring at the many pontoons and landings around the harbour (it is also good for sightseeing locations such as the SS Great Britain and the M-shed).

For the coastal section of the RYA powerboat level 2 we lock out of Cumberland Basin and Entrance Lock onto the River Avon and with a quick 4 mile run down the river to the Bristol Channel. The river gives drivers the chance to experience driving in flowing water and navigation as well as practical application of the ‘Rules of the Road’. Once out in the channel we work on high speed driving manoeuvring between the mouth of the River Avon and Portishead. This is a navigable waterway with many docking cargo ships, tugs and yacht races to see which adds to the experience.

We also offer Birthday Vouchers: If you’re stuck for something to give to your friends and family (or even your boss as a group present) then why not buy a voucher against one of our training courses.

ICC for using a Powerboat Abroad

The RYA Powerboat level 2 course can be taken inland or on the coast and your certificate will be endorsed accordingly. The International Certificate of Competence or “ICC” is essential if a boat owner or charterer requires evidence of competence when visiting another European country.

Questions about the training? Click here to read our Frequently Asked Questions! 

Superyacht Crew Training

The RYA Powerboat Level 2/ICC is the perfect entry level certificate for people working on wanting to work on-board Superyachts. Whether a stewardess, chef or deckhand the RYA Powerboat Level 2/ICC course will cover everything you need to drive powered craft up to 10 meters in the daytime.

To find out about our ‘own boat tuition’ packages for crews and individuals, contact us.

Assumed Knowledge:

None, Beginner. May be preceded by RYA Powerboat Level 1

Course content:

Slow speed & high speed boat manoeuvring, launching and landing, safety equipment, being towed and picking up a mooring, man overboard recovery, basic theory and driving in tidal and river waters.

Ability after the course:

Able to safety drive and manoeuvre a powerboat up to 10 meters in daylight conditions

Minimum Age restriction:

Age 12 +


Bristol Maritime Academy, Underfall Yard, Bristol, Bristol, City of, BS1 6XG, United Kingdom