Youth RYA Level 1 Powerboat Course
August 10, 2017
RYA VHF/SRC course
January 24, 2018

Youth RYA Level 2 Powerboat Course

Bristol Maritime Academy Powerboat Course

Course Phone: +44 (0) 117 929 1153

  • October 19th & 20th (Usually £285- ONLY £120)
    October 19, 2017 - October 20, 2017
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • October 21st & 22nd (Usually £285- ONLY £120)
    October 21, 2017 - October 22, 2017
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • October 24th & 25th (Usually £285- ONLY £120)
    October 24, 2017 - October 25, 2017
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • December 16th & 17th (Usually £285- ONLY £120)- Christmas Special!
    December 16, 2017 - December 17, 2017
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Youth Level 2 Powerboat Course
    January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • August 27th & 28th
    August 27, 2018 - August 28, 2018
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm
The perfect 2 day course for young adults to gain experience in powerboating! 

This is 2 day course, designed for young adults between the ages of 12-16 years old, who wish to learn how to safely and confidently drive a powerboat in the Bristol Historic floating harbour.

The course begins at our HQ covering the theory on board a powerboat, including preparation of the rib and crew and safety on board. We then head out onto the water to the floating harbour, where the students will practice slow speed manoeuvring.

This gives the students the opportunity to drive into 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).By the end of the course, candidates will be presented with a RYA Level 2 Powerboat certificate, which will enable them to drive any motor driven vessel up to 10 meters in length, in daylight conditions.

The second day expands on their manoeuvring skills and building confidence with safety training including “Man Overboard Drills” using a dummy.

This is the perfect course to kickstart enthusiasm in the marine industry and this useful qualification is valid for life once issued. It’s the perfect opportunity for candidates looking to spend more time on the water or are considering a career in the marine industry!

This course can be booked on any date where an instructor is available- simply book your space and then call us on 0117 929 1153 to confirm your course date

Assumed Knowledge:

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

Course content:

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

Minimum Age:

Age 12 +

Course Duration:

2 Days

Exam Type / Duration:

Continual assessment during the course

Max. Instructor / Student Ratio:


Course Materials Provided:    

RYA G48 – Start Powerboating


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