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Bristol Maritime Ethos

The Bristol Maritime Academy RYA Centre is based in Bristol’s Floating Harbour – 80 acres of non-tidal water amongst maritime history and a thriving cultural community, with direct access to the challenging tides of Avonmouth and the Bristol Channel. This makes The Bristol Maritime Academy the only RYA coastal training centre based in the Bristol Harbour, providing you with the perfect training location, whether you need inland, river or coastal courses.

We run a variety of RYA courses, practical and shore based theory at our HQ based within the historic Underfall Yard in Bristol harbor and we pride ourselves on the high quality training delivered by our RYA qualified instructors, each with their own extensive background within the marine industry. We will ensure any training you undertake with The Bristol Maritime Academy will be informative, entertaining and memorable and we are proud to be a part of Bristol’s maritime heritage and develop our courses to cater for professionals and enthusiasts alike.

Our aim is to equip individuals with the skills and qualifications needed to work within the marine industry globally or for those making the most out of their leisure time on the water.