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This in depth course covering boat handling, planing 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.
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 navigation and planing speed manoeuvres 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? Read our Frequently Asked Questions!
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.
At current, due to COVID-19, there are some changes to the normal running of this course. This includes student screening, the supply and use of PPE, social distancing, and enhanced hygiene protocols. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.
None, Beginner. May be preceded by RYA Powerboat Level 1
Slow speed & planing speed boat manoeuvres, 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
Age 12 +
Exam Type / Duration:
Continual assessment during the course
Max. Instructor / Student Ratio:
Course Materials Provided:
RYA G48 – Start Powerboating