Course Phone: +44 (0) 117 929 1153
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
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