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Rya powerboat level 2, course description.

This two-day entry level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence. It focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed, and collision regulations. The course is 85% practical and taught on a 6.5 RIB with 3 persons maximum per course

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RYA Powerboat level II

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The Power Boat Level II is an essential course for deck crew working in the superyacht industry. It is also advisable for steward/stewardesses, and engineers to hold a powerboat license. This two-day entry-level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat in a safe and effective manner. The powerboat level II is a requirement for crew wishing to drive a superyacht tender up to 10m.

Course Breakdown

The majority of the course is practical with a short theory classroom session. The theory learning will continue during the practical training and assessment. The powerboat level II usually takes two days to complete, weather permitting. The topics covered are as follows:

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  • Execution of class theory
  • Launching and recovery
  • Confined space maneuvering
  • Man overboard procedure
  • Engine checks
  • High-speed handling
  • Collision regulations
  • Emergency procedures
  • Basic chart work and navigation
  • Briefing and practical overview

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Powerboat Level 2 Certificate Outcome:

Apart from providing a strong base upon which powerboat handling skills can be built, the powerboat level 2 course is the basis for the ICC (International certificate of competence). A commercially endorsed power boat level II certificate can be used to transport guests and passengers, in tenders up to 10m in length.

The RYA Powerboat level II certificate does not have an expiry date.

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RYA Powerboat Level 2

The Royal Yachting Association National Powerboat Certificate (Level II) is a two-day entry-level course and is recognised by the UK MCA as a certificate of competency for the operation of small powerboats. It is ideal for those seeking a qualification to operate yacht tenders. It will enhance your chances of gaining work on a yacht if you have obtained this certificate. It is recognised by most European administrations for the operation of small craft under 10m. 

You will learn: 

• Basic collision avoidance regulations 

• Basic navigation 

• Actions in emergencies 

• Safety equipment. Boat handling skills, including: 

• Berthing alongside 

• Turning in a confined space 

• Man-overboard drills.

Instructor Student Ratio 1:3

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  • I have a sufficient level of spoken and written English to understand the course content and to pass any verbal or written assessments.

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A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures.

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Teaching scenarios throughout the course are based on a variety of boats, both sail and power. It may be that you have experience on none of the boats used, but that will not affect your ability to do the course as no specialist knowledge of any type of vessel is required – the same rules and regulations apply regardless of your type of boat or operation.

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Medway Yacht Club

RYA Level 2 Powerboat Training 2nd & 3rd April 2024

Course: RYA Powerboat Level 2 Length of course: 2 days Timings: 9:30am – 4:30pm Location: Medway Yacht Club, Lower Upnor, Rochester, Kent, ME2 4XB

RYA powerboat courses are primarily for those using small powered craft such as RIBs, dories and sports boats that don’t generally undertake long or offshore passages.

Powerboat Level 2 Pre-course experience None. May be preceded by Level 1 Start Powerboating Assumed Knowledge None Course content All you need to know for self-sufficient powerboating at a basic level. Course includes launching, mooring, anchoring and recovery plus all the boat driving skills required for basic competence in a powerboat Ability after course Self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of craft Minimum duration 2 day course Minimum age For the Level 2 Powerboat Handling course the minimum age is 12, but a commercial endorsement cannot be obtained until the age of 17

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RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course 307

This RYA Accredited 2 day classroom theory and hands on practical training program is perfect for individuals interested in improving their hands-on powerboat and tender operating skills. This course is great for beginners or seasoned tender operators! The practical portion of the course utilizes MPT’s powerboat and tender fleet up to 8 meters.

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The class is very practical--wish it were longer! Rachelle, Saturday May 2022 RYA Powerboat Level 2
Great class. Nice boat and very informative instructor. Pedro, Friday February 2022 RYA Powerboat Level 2
Keep up all the good work. It’s much appreciated. Zoe, Friday August 2021 RYA Powerboat Level 2
Great Instructor! Very professional and knowledgeable, thank you. David, Friday January 2021 RYA Powerboat Level 2
Very well done !!!! Very happy to be here with you !!!! Tnks!!! Cruz, Wednesday January 2014 RYA Powerboat Level 2
This was an amazing course. Would recommend it to anybody Eric, Friday May 2013 RYA Powerboat Level 2
PBLII was a good course. Jeff was very patient during the on-water-training, and overall good instructor. Jennifer, Wednesday April 2013 RYA Powerboat Level 2
you guys are great! Zachary, Thursday July 2012 RYA Powerboat Level 2

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RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course

Rya powerboat level 2.

Improve your powerboat driving and handling techniques. If you’re new to powerboating, this practical course will prepare you with the safe driving and handling skills you need to complete short day trips in your powerboat.

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About the course

Covering the theory and practical skills needed to become a competent powerboat driver, the course focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, driving at planning speed and collision regulations.

All food and accommodation is included.

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International Certificate of Competency (ICC )  Application

If you would like to add on your ICC to you booking please inform our advisors at time of booking. There is a direct fee to the RYA for this, for more information please contact us .

The RYA Powerboat Level 2 Syllabus is taught with a ratio of (3:1) students to instructor and covers the following:

  • Launching and recovery
  • Boat handling under way (including high speed)
  • Securing to a buoy
  • Leaving and coming alongside
  • Man overboard
  • Displacement craft
  • Leaving and returning to pontoons
  • Basic navigation
  • Collision prevention regulations
  • Boat design
  • Engines and drives

Qualifications

Upon successful completion of the course, you’ll be awarded your RYA Powerboat Level 2 Certification.

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RYA Level 2 Powerboating

The RYA Level 2 Powerboating Course is ran over two days and provides a level of training that is ideal for anyone from the casual weekend user through to some commercial users. You will be taught launching and recovery, use and care of safety equipment, basic knots, fast and slow speed boat handling, use of trim, towing, man overboard, anchoring and securing to a buoy. You will also learn some basic navigation and the factors that need to be taken into account when planning your trip. This course will also enable you to apply for the ICC (International Certificate of Competence). This qualification is required by most European countries to validate your competence to own or charter a boat. The ICC obtained by presenting your Powerboat Level 2 certificate will cover powerboats up to 10 metres in length.

Duration:  2 days Previous Experience Required:  None Course Overview:  A detailed introduction to power boating that will enable you to safely take out your own powerboat in familiar waters in daylight and settled weather

  12  (Candidates under 16 will be awarded an endorsed certificate requiring adult supervision) 

0900 until 1700 each day.

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RYA Powerboat Level 2

This 2 day course is the benchmark for powerboating qualifications across the world. No existing skills are needed. This course will help you become a fully self sufficient powerboater.

About the course

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) National Powerboat Scheme is for drivers of craft up to 33ft (10 metres), without a galley or toilet on board. These qualifications are recognised around the world and can be beneficial if you’re looking to drive commercially.

You do not need any prior knowledge of boat handling to join this Level 2 course. Our instructors will introduce you to a range of slow and fast manoeuvres and help you to get comfortable with how the craft handles.  

After completing this course, you’ll be a self-sufficient powerboater. You’ll be comfortable reading the conditions, and handling the craft within its limitations and your own. You’ll also be able to apply for an International Certificate of Competence (ICC) , allowing you to operate boats and pleasure craft abroad.  

Powerboat Level 2 courses run on a maximum ratio of 1 instructor to 3 students.

What to bring with you

  • warm clothing
  • comfortable closed toe shoes that can get wet or wellies if it’s predicted to rain
  • lunch and any snacks (the canteen is not open at weekends)
  • water bottle
  • sunscreen and sunglasses

What we provide

  • life jackets
  • waterproof jackets and trousers
  • certificates upon successful completion

Logbooks are available to purchase.

Dates and times

All courses are taught on a Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm.

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Our courses are available to everyone, but Southampton Sport members can book at a discounted rate.

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RYA Powerboat Level 2

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Includes lunch and snacks throughout the day, includes free coupon for vhf radio course – saving £99, if you want to drive power boats this is absolutely the course for you..

This easy two day course is all you need to get a ‘licence’ (aka competency certificate) to drive boats in the UK or abroad.

Boating has been around forever and we have a proud seafaring tradition here in the UK. Often in the past, skills and knowledge have been passed down through families or friends who already had a boat.

But this fast, simple course changes that forever………

Not only will you have the authority to use power boats but you will have the self confidence and skill to master them.

Two days with us will teach you all you need to know. You can master the tide. Manage the boat safely. Plan an incredible day out. Just imagine where a boat will take you , your family and your friends with you at the helm……

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I go on holiday to Croatia all the time. I love the northern islands – especially Brac. I was walking along the beach and could see all the speed boats on the water. It looked so much fun. People zooming around, wake-boarding, heading off to the next islands on dates to visit restaurants, all sorts. I went to find the hire company so I could take my wife and kids out. An exclusive way to get to Hvar – the next island. A perfect dream day out. Then reality hit. The guy behind the counter asked if I had a boat licence. In front of my excited family I had to say no. The guy then explained where I could find the pedalo hire down the beach! The look on my kids faces! I took the Powerboat Level 2 course with Get Lost Powerboat Training. The course was really manageable and the team are really professional. Since then we have been back to Brac and I’ve taken my family to our favorite restaurant on Hvar, Dalmatino. I was so proud after my earlier experience there. Thank you! David ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Royal Yachting Association courses are all pass or fail courses. This is a really good thing as this high standard is what makes the qualifications respected around the world. BUT it means that you must attain certain criteria in order to pass.

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Rya powerboat level 2 course near london.

The RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course is one of the most popular powerboat training qualifications to take.

Also called Powerboat Handling Level 2, this course provides you with the theory and practical instruction you need to enjoy confidence using your own boat. And it includes the International Certificate of Competence (ICC), so you can apply to the RYA for this once you have your Powerboat Level 2 Certificate.

If you are based in London, we would love to welcome you to our nearby training centre where you can complete the course with one of our friendly and experienced instructors.

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Individual Bookings

List price £375.00 per person.

(We do not charge extra for VAT, Fuel or a Fuel Surcharge)

Late Availability

From £275 per person.

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Why Choose the RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course?

When you take the RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course with Duck-2-Water, you’ll be able to apply for an ICC of up to 10 metres. This course provides you with what you need to know to master powerboats, and it covers practical instruction and navigational theory.

You will learn how to handle a powerboat as well as seamanship, so you can handle your own powerboat competently. It is longer than the Powerboat Level 1 Course , so it goes into much more depth.

When you take the PB2 course with Duck-2-Water, qualified RYA instructors will provide training on a modern and fully-equipped powerboat. Your instructor will cover the following topics with you during your 2 days with him or her:

  • Launching and recovery
  • Powerboat handling
  • Securing to a buoy
  • Leaving and coming alongside
  • Man overboard

Powerboat Level 2 Theory & Practical

When you take the Powerboat Handling Level 2 Course, you will cover both theory and practical elements. The first day focuses on RYA theory and packs in a lot of information about different craft types and their advantages, safety checks, communication, emergencies, engines, drives and more.

On the second day, you will usually have a practical assessment, depending on the structure determined by your instructor. During this, you will show that you can handle the boat and carry out manoeuvres.

Requirements for the Course

The only requirement is that you are over 12. You do not need to take the Powerboat Level 1 Course, nor do you need any experience in powerboats.

Book Your Course Today

If you are ready to sign up for the RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course near London, you can book your slot at Duck-2-Water today right here on the website. And if you have any questions, get in touch and we’ll be happy to answer them.

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Why learn with duck-2-water.

At Duck-2-Water, we have the experience and skills to ensure you get the best learning experience on your course. We have many years of experience providing this and other courses. Our instructors are friendly and knowledgeable, and they will make the course a fun and rewarding experience.

We also have a coastal-based school. This means your certificate will have coastal endorsement, which is important if you want to use your powerboat on the sea.

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Powerboat Level 2 – on our boats

Duration: 2 Days

Time: 9am to 5pm

Group Size: 3 per boat

Min Age: From 12

Price: £370 to £380

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The RYA Level Two course is our most popular course and the two days over which it is run gives plenty of time for both practical instruction and theory. Whilst at first glance the syllabus appears very similar to the level one course the extra time available makes a real difference to the depth in which subjects are covered and therefore the amount a student can learn.

Prior experience

No prior boating experience is necessary. The course equally suits those new to boating and those who have been boating for years. Most people take Level 2 and bypass Level 1. You do not need to already have Level 1 before you take Level 2.

Course Duration

2 days from 9am to 5pm.

Instructor – student ratio

3 students to 1 Instructor and boat. We often run 2-3 boats per course, the benefit being you get to use different boats and benefit from the interaction with other students. You often will find that you learn as much from watching another student execute a manoeuvre as you do from doing it yourself.

Minimum Age

We are generally happy for a child over 12 to attend a course with their parent/guardian on our boats at any time – please call to discuss. Children over 16 can attend a normal course at any time but we must have the parent/guardian’s specific permission – please call to discuss. If you want a child of under 16 to attend on their own then they must attend one of our dedicated Children’s Courses see the  Children’s Courses section.

Why choose Powerboat Training UK for your Powerboat Level 2 course?

Our boats ~ with two 7.8m Ribcrafts as our main teaching boats we have invested considerably so that you get to use quality kit in great condition. Each RIB is fully equipped for training up to Advanced level and are fitted with Icom and Garmin electronics.

Our location and teaching facilities ~ Poole Harbour is a truly amazing teaching location – so much so that the RNLI and the Royal Marines base their training operations here. Our classrooms are well resourced, professional, clean and tidy.

Likewise our base in Lymington at Aquasafe Powerboat School is at Lymington Yacht Haven which like Cobbs Quay is a large marina with a huge range of craft. Our classrooms are well resourced, clean and professional.

Our Instructors ~ we ensure that our instructors are teaching 100% ‘Best Practice’ and have a process whereby we constantly review their sessions to ensure that you get the most productive experience from your time with us. All teach because they love boating and we work with them to constantly ‘upskill’ their qualifications and experience.

Our history ~ we started the school over twenty years ago and have grown a reputation for delivering on our promises. Our clients range from individuals with their own craft to organisations such as Sunseeker, the RNLI and we were awarded the RYA Training contract by Dorset Police for the London 2012 Olympic events in Weymouth.

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What is included in the course price? ~ when you undertake your Level 2 Course on our boats then the price you pay includes Fuel (often charged as extra at the end of courses by schools), and free use of waterproofs (once again often charged as an extra) plus of course free parking. Price includes VAT too – yet another common extra.

Ooops – almost forgot!. Included in the course price you also get the RYA Start Powerboating book and can purchase a copy of the new updated RYA Powerboat Handbook for the reduced price of £15.

Does the course price represent good value? ~ remember in life you pretty much get what you pay for. We don’t pretend to be the cheapest but the course will be on well maintained first rate craft, and run by instructors guaranteed to teach current best practice. We have great facilities in a large marina offering a great all-round experience. Check out the other relevant pages on this website to see what we mean.

Course prices The higher price quoted in the ‘Key Course Details’ section above is the price per head for 1 person, for 2 persons the per head cost reduces by 2.5% and for three people by 5%. The price shown is inclusive of VAT.

If you are interested in training on your own boat then follow this link – Powerboat Level 2 on your boat

Some of the offers available when buying this course include…..

Special Offer No 1!!

Book and pay for your VHF Course at the same time as you book the Level 2 course and only pay £75 for the classroom based VHF course (including course pack). (Usual cost is £100, you also need to pay the RYA Fee which is £60). Alternatively you can choose the Online version of the VHF course for £65 – you will still need to come in for the assessment. We run VHF Courses every two weeks so fitting you in will never be an issue – we run these courses in Poole.

Special Offer No 2!!

We also offer the opportunity to book the RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course for a massively discounted £80 when booked alongside a Powerboat Level 2 course. This is a great course to develop your understanding of charts, tides, buoyage and navigation onto the next level after the course.

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Powerboat Level 2 – on our boats - The Course

The RYA Powerboat level 2 course is aimed both at those new to boating and those that have boated a while that want to improve their boat handling.

Your instructor will cover the following topics with you during your time with him/her:

  • Boat Handling including in confined spaces
  • Approaching and securing to a mooring buoy
  • Leaving and coming alongside
  • Handling a boat at planing speed
  • Man overboard
  • Launching & recovery
  • Navigation to include charts, tides, buoyage
  • Undertaking a passage
  • The ‘Collision regulations’

The vast majority of the time on this course is spent on the water and out of the classroom.

The time that you do spend in on theory will cover: the types of craft and their respective advantages/disadvantages; engines & drives; use of power tilt & trim tabs; safety checks; personal buoyancy; awareness of other water users; application of the collision regulations (IRPCS); local bylaws; towing and being towed; communication with other craft; emergency action; distress signals; fire precautions and fire fighting and rope work.

On the second day of the course we spend time looking at charts, tides, buoyage and using a compass. Using these skills we then prepare a short pilotage plan and execute it to put into practice the skills developed it in the classroom.

Essentially day one of the course is aimed at developing your ability to competently handle the craft in close quarter situations whilst day two develops the ability to navigate and then puts this into practice ensuring you have the ability to undertake short inshore passages.

Once you have reached the standard at which we can award the Level 2 certificate should you wish you can go on to apply for your ICC from the RYA. The relevant form can be downloaded ( here ) which coupled with a photo and a copy of your certificate will get you your licence. If you are a member of the RYA then your ICC is free else it costs approximately £45. Coincidently joining the RYA costs about the same so we would generally advise that you join then get the ICC free. If you intend travelling abroad shortly after your course and thus require your ICC to be issued quickly we advise that you join the RYA a few weeks before your course and then call the relevant department to try to ensure a quick turnaround for your application my own only took a week.

In certain situations the Level 2 certificate can be attained without attending the full course. This is known as Direct Assessment and takes half a day. (Call us if you feel that your experience is suitable and you are interested in this way of obtaining Level 2).

A further consideration when attending a level 2 course is where you take it. Although coastal endorsements no longer exist, training at a busy coastal location such as Poole Harbour can be incredibly beneficial when you are boating elsewhere. Generally speaking if you intend using your boat in coastal waters ensure that you undertake a course with a coastal school.

Powerboat Level 2 – on our boats - This course is aimed at

The RYA Powerboat Level 2 course appeals to a wide variety of individuals from those new to powerboating to those who may have boated for many years.

Some examples of the sorts of people that the Level 2 course is best suited to:

  • Those new to boating keen to ensure that as they start boating they are doing it right. The course focuses on ensuring that you develop a really good base understanding of boat handling, navigation and seamanship. After the course you can then bolt on more practical experience to really cement the knowledge gained on the course.
  • Those keen to boat overseas and want to achieve their International Certificate of Competence (‘ICC’) undertake the Level 2 course which then allows them to apply for the ICC using a copy of their Level 2 certificate.
  • Those who have boated a while but never received any formal training. Level 2 ensures that you will carry on but doing it the ‘right way’ ensuring that you use the most efficient methods and with a good understanding of the ‘building blocks’ of boating. Many of the people falling into this camp tend to wonder before a course how much they will gain from the course as they have been boating so long yet after the course wonder why they never did it sooner. Indeed for some it really reinvigorates their boating leading them to seek out new places to go with a greater confidence.
  • For those thinking about buying a boat the course serves as a great way to become a more educated buyer. Our bases in Poole and Lymington are in large marinas so you will be able to see a huge number of craft during your time with us. Being around so many boats and able to discuss the pros and cons of the various styles with the Instructors really helps when it comes to assessing the huge number of craft out there to buy.

The course is relevant whether you have your own boat or don’t ever intend owning your own craft.

Powerboat Level 2 – on our boats - Syllabus

Aim:  “To teach boat handling and seamanship in powerboats. Minimum age 12, those aged 12 to 16 will receive a Level 2 Certificate endorsed “The holder should only use powered craft under the supervision of a responsible adult.”

Please note (From PTUK): The vast majority of time on the course is spent on the water boat handling. Therefore the volume of text dedicated to the topics below should not be taken to indicate the time spent on each of these areas.

Within the RYA Powerboat Scheme the course contents of each course are taught to one of three levels. These levels are:

Knowledge of:  The subject will be briefly explained. Familiarisation during the course and where to find out more after the course.

Understands:  The subject will be covered in greater depth and you will be asked to demonstrate a basic understanding and go away from the course able to develop your own skill in this area.

Can:  The subject will be covered in great depth, including background theory, demonstrations by the instructor and repeated practice by yourself until you can demonstrate good skills in the subject.

Launch & recovery Knowledge of:

  • Use of a trailer or launching trolley
  • Consideration of launching and sea conditions, including hazards and obstructions
  • Number of persons required to launch/recover
  • Construction, width and condition of slipway
  • Steep/slippery slipways, beach launching, lee shores
  • Care of trailer bearings, hitch, lashings, ties, lights and winch
  • Trailer parking
  • Prepare the boat, lines, fenders, safety equipment, fuel tanks, lines and secure gear on board
  • Prepare to go afloat
  • Tie relevant knots

Boat Handling Knowledge of:

  • Loading: effect on handling and performance, effect on balance and trim, CE Plate and manufacturer’s recommendation
  • Handling characteristics of displacement boats, rudder steered craft and shaft driven vessels

Understands:

  • Crew members: minimum number in faster craft, keeping a look-out
  • The importance of boat control in waves and adequate seating to minimise the possibility of back injury
  • Awareness of other water users, including effect of wash
  • Steering, controls, effect of current or tidal stream
  • Handling a boat at planing speed, trim tabs and power trim
  • Planing boats: propeller angle and immersion, shallow drive, planing and displacement speed handling, tiller/console steering
  • Carry out pre-start checks, engine starting and stopping
  • Demonstrate the use of an appropriate length kill cord at all times
  • Carry out low speed manoeuvres including: turning in a confined area, effect of wind on bow and holding off. Demonstrate an awareness of the danger of flooding when going astern

Securing to a buoy Understands:

  • Preparation of mooring warp
  • Use of a boat hook
  • Direction of approach
  • Taking way off
  • Crew communication
  • Making fast
  • Procedure when overshooting
  • Approach and secure to buoy

Anchoring Knowledge of:

  • Types of anchor
  • Stowage and attachment to boat
  • Preparation of anchor, chain and warp
  • Weighing anchor
  • Correct approach in various conditions
  • Check holding
  • Depth of water, holding ground, scope required
  • Approach and anchor correctly
  • Weigh anchor correctly

Leaving and coming alongside Understands:

  • Preparation and use of lines and fenders, attachment to boat, stowage under way
  • Speed and angle of approach
  • Wind effect
  • Method of approach in tidal stream or current
  • Make fast alongside
  • Use springs
  • Leave – ahead or astern

Man overboard Knowledge of:

  • Recovery or man overboard
  • Cold shock and immersion hypothermia
  • How and when to raise the alarm
  • Take immediate action
  • Observe the man overboard
  • Carry out the correct return with awareness of propeller
  • Approach and recover the ‘man’ in the water (Small weighted buoy to be used)
  • Demonstrate both drift down and into wind approach method
  • Switch engine off

Knowledge of:

  • Types of craft: advantages and disadvantages of different hull forms with respect to sea keeping  ability
  • Seating arrangements
  • Stepped hulls
  • Engines and drives: advantages and disadvantages of outboard, inboard and outdrive units, single and twin screws, choice and use of fuels
  • Siting of fuel tanks, fuel lines, batteries, wiring, fire extinguishers
  • Routine engine maintenance checks, basic fault diagnosis
  • Close down procedure
  • Advice to inland drivers about coastal waters
  • Use and limitations of GPS/Chartplotters
  • Application of local byelaws, especially around commercial shipping
  • Sources of weather information
  • Awareness of other water users
  • Communication with other craft
  • Disabled craft
  • Emergency action, preventing sinking
  • Adrift – alternative means or propulsion
  • Actions to be taken by disabled craft and being towed
  • Fire precautions and fire fighting
  • Distress signals, means of issuing distress, DSC and the Mayday call
  • Advice for vessels in restricted visibility
  • Apply IRPCS, principally rules 5, 7, 8, 9, 12-18
  • Byelaws and local regulatins
  • Boat registration schemes
  • Pilotage and passage planning
  • Charts, chart symbols, buoyage systems
  • Tides and tidal streams
  • Use steering and hand bearing compasses.
  • Undertake practical handling on tidal waters

Powerboat Level 2 – on our boats - Reviews

Whatever we may think of our courses what really counts is what others think, below are a selection of comments taken directly from the Feedback Forms that we ask are filled in at the end of each course.

I’m now back in London after this fantastic time in Bournemouth and Poole. Thank you to the entire team for the welcome and the quality of content delivered! Marc
Hi – thanks so much for loaning us Brian for the last 2 days. I wanted to feedback how incredibly dedicated and detailed he was. He has nerves of steel which I fear me and the kids must have tested to the absolute limit. He remained calm, jolly and resolute throughout. Well done Brian – we learned loads. With my best wishes, Sarah
I just want to say thank you so much for a great course for the boys last weekend. Even in the rain they loved it. Sammy is a great teacher and Viv organised everything perfectly. They have already been raving about it to their friends so you may be getting more bookings! Thanks so much.. Justin
Absolutely loved it. I genuinely can’t stress enough how great John was. My girlfriend and I have both now explained to our respective parents how lucky we were to have had him all to ourselves. An unbelievable weekend with a lifelong skill at the end of it, made even more special by the fun, informative and patient captain we had on boards. A million thank yous! Xander
PAUL was brilliant. Very calm and he gave reassuring instructions. You didn’t really feel you were learning and then you just realised you could control your boat. I would recommend this training to anyone getting into motor boats or even up sizing. It is well worth the time and money. Jim
I thoroughly enjoyed the course and feel encouraged to learn more starting with the online navigation course. Rupert
Paul was fantastic I would definitely use you again! Andy
We would just like to say thank you for the great service and care you and your team delivered to us during our 2 day Power Boat level 2 training. Thank you to Tony for explaining everything so well, keeping us safe and being so patient, he is a credit to Powerboat Training UK. When the time is right we will be back for more training in the near future as we have the power boat bug. Frank and Joanna
Just a quick e-mail to thank you for a great couple of days I had completing the level 2 course over the weekend. Having going from not knowing a thing about boating to knowing a whole lot more! As I am looking to buying my first boat I found the information given go a long way to vastly increase my confidence on the water. Please also would you pass on my sincere thanks to Robin, who was my instructor for the two days, I found his guidance and patience made me feel relaxed and at ease, and his knowledge of boaty things made learning fun! Looking forward to more training when i get my first boat. Mark
Thanks Viv, the level 2 course was brilliant and as I’m sure you already know, Robin made it, he is a great guy and is a huge asset to your operation. I don’t praise people who just do their job, but Robin went the extra mile, fantastic guy. George
Just wanted to let you know what an excellent 2 days I’ve just enjoyed at Lymington on the Powerboat Level 2 course with Philip! The course content and pace was just perfect and Philip presented it in a very knowledgeable and enjoyable way. It has certainly given me the best possible introduction to Powerboats. I’m already looking forward to the VHF course next Saturday! Also, wanted to thank you both for your patience and understanding in providing me with an alternative course following my personal issues. David
We completed our Powerboat level 2 course over the weekend and all 3 of us enjoyed ourselves immensely as well as learning a great deal. Would you please pass on our sincere thanks to both Paul and Phillip who were both excellent teachers and very patient with us whilst we struggled to learnt about something that was totally new to us. Their understanding & knowledge made the whole process a lot easier! Bernard
IT WAS BLOODY BRILLIANT! I can’t tell you how nice Robin is as a coach and person he made the whole thing so enjoyable and the knowledge we both walked away with has set us up perfectly. I can’t speak highly enough of Aquasafe and the whole set up. Elizabeth was dreading it but came away really happy and pleased she did it. I think Robin played a massive part in making Elizabeth feel safe and gave her confidence. Two great days of learning and I will be recommending to my friends and family. Thank you so so much and hope to see you soon when I get some time to book up the other courses. Joshua
On behalf of myself and everyone who attended the course over the last couple of days, I just wanted to say thank you very much. Everyone was impressed with the instruction and the course as a whole. Arron
Just to say thank you very much for Saturday, we both enjoyed it and got a lot out of the training. I am hoping we will have some opportunities to put it into practice over the next few weeks. Thanks for your help, I hope we can come back and do some more training before too long. Alison
Hello Viv. A quick note while I remember to say thank you for organizing the course for James and I. We enjoyed it very much and Alan was very professional and affable. I feel very confident now to take a boat out and also realize how little I knew and also how little I still know! Sammy is a very pleasant young man too. All Best Wishes. Mark
I completed my PB level 2 course over the weekend under Anthony. The course was great and very well delivered, so I offer strong complements to the company and to Anthony as an individual. Sam
Hello there. I just wanted to send a quick email to thank you for the Powerboat Level 2 course in Lymington last Thursday and Friday, that myself, my son Sonny and my father, Dave completed – even despite the hilariously horrendous weather on Friday! Our instructor, Philip, was absolutely brilliant with all three of us. Very professional, patient, knowledgeable, kind and great company; he pitched the course content brilliantly well for both the 12 year old level and the 71 year old level and everything in between! Please pass on my greatest thanks to Philip and looking forward to getting lots of practice in and doing some future courses with you. With warmest wishes Juliette
Hi Viv Just to let you know how fantastic we thought the training was and how useful it has proved to be. Olly was skippering our Boston Whaler on Saturday on his own and the engine cut out near Old Harry. He had to make an emergency call to the coastguard after doing all the the things he had been trained to do on the course. He didn’t panic, he carried out checks and eventually made it to Swanage where the coastguard met him and we got Sea Start to him. Between them they worked out what the problem was and he ended up racing Sea Start back to Studland 🙂 The incident is mentioned in the Echo today. He kept in touch with us by phone and we didn’t panic either because we knew he was confident and able to handle the situation. All the adults he came into contact with were really impressed with the way he handled himself and the boat. So – thank you – and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this course to anyone, whatever their age. Cheers, Julie x
“Hi Viv, just to say thanks for providing Paul for our course. He took us from complete novices to competent power boat handlers. He was also brilliant with our 15 year old son Lyall. So many thanks for the course.” Best wishes Mandy
“I would like to thank the team very much for a most enjoyable Level 2 Course. Paul, Dom and Nye created a great atmosphere in the classroom and on the boats and did a great job of getting everyone to work as a team. Questions were encouraged and no-one was made to feel out of place for asking – Paul came to my assistance when I couldn’t quite fathom how to get the lifejacket on and even managed to keep a straight face! Dom took our group of three for the practical sessions and really made the course come alive. His enthusiasm for powerboats clearly rubbed off and I have now decided to get a RIB! Our group didn’t have a lot of experience with handling boats before and Dom was great at seeing where we were going wrong and adjusting the pace to suit our needs. I would definitely recommend Powerboat Training UK to anyone considering getting on the water, even with little or no experience. I look forward to taking my Intermediate Course at some point in the future after I’ve practiced what I’ve learnt a bit more.” Martin
“Just wanted to write to thank you for a great course at the weekend. Alyn was incredibly patient and responded to our million and one questions with enthusiasm every time. Before buying a boat I had never realised that there were so many things to think about and now a few days on I really struggle to see how we would have managed to boat safely without doing the course.” Joe & Ann (and son Ben) after spending two days with Paul and their new 28ft Bayliner sportscruisier.
“Thanks for taking the extra time with us at weekend to help us ensure we could do the launch and recovery part of boating during our Level 2 course. It was really helpful to do it a couple of times during the weekend and if you are okay with it we will take you up on your offer of assistance the next time we come down to launch.” Jon after spending a couple of days undertaking Level 2 with his 7m RIB where we dedicated specific time to practicing launch and recovery with his vehicle/trailer/boat to ensure it was handled safely and he was happy with the process.
“I enjoyed all aspects of both theory and practical work, there was lots of time on the water giving me plenty of the time at the helm. Good student to Instructor ratio.” Stephen commenting on his Level 2 course.
“I enjoyed all aspects of the course, a great friendly Instructor who covered everything in brilliant detail. I got plenty of practice at everything and he answered every question I had.” Mike commenting on his Level 2 course.
“Great instruction, clear concise theoretical work and good practical. Overall brilliant – great Instructors.” Charles commenting on his Level 2 course.
“Gave me confidence to go boating.” Mario commenting on his Level 2 course

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Powerboat instructors

This scheme can be taught in a variety of small open powerboats such as RIBs, dories and sportsboats and is aimed at a variety of users from casual leisure boaters to professional small boat skippers. As an instructor you will therefore need to have experience in a variety of boats and situations.

Powerboat Instructor

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Five seasons experience of powerboating logged (preferably in range of boat types and sizes) OR one season for those who use powerboats as an integral part of their normal full-time occupation.
Candidates must attend a skills assessment prior to their instructor training course. Details can be found in the RYA Power Schemes Instructor Handbook (G19)

Three day course assessed by an independent Trainer on the third day.
Candidates who are already qualified as an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor (power) may attend a one day conversion course, rather than the full three day course.


Up to and including Powerboat Level 2 under the supervision of the Principal or Chief Instructor. If you hold the Safety Boat Certificate, you may also teach the RYA Safety Boat Course.

Five years from date of issue, provided that a valid first aid certificate is maintained.

Health declaration

You will be asked to sign a health declaration stating that you are not suffering from any physical or mental impaiment which has an adverse effect on your abililty to properly discharge your duty of care as an instructor. If you are unable to sign the standard declaration, you will be required to complete a medical questionnaire .

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  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course

RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course in Southampton: Course Summary

  • Course Duration:  2 days
  • Course Cost: From £275pp
  • Course Location:  Saxon Wharf Marina, Southampton, SO14 5QF
  • Previous Experienced Required:  No
  • Minimum Age Requirement:  12 years old
  • What The Course Includes:  RIB fuel costs, loan of branded waterproofs, RYA Start boating handbook, ICC assessment, parking and more.
  • What You Will Learn: Handling and manoeuvring of a powerboat, including high speed manoeuvres, man overboard recovery, towing, passage planning, anchoring, and more.

If you’re a boat owner or are hoping to charter a boat, our popular RYA Powerboat Level 2 course in Southampton is for you!

With training from qualified RYA instructors on board a modern, rib craft boats, this 2-day beginner-friendly course runs at our RYA Training Centre in Southampton with immediate access to the open water of the Solent.

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If you’re a boat owner or are hoping to charter a boat this summer, our popular RYA Powerboat Level 2 course is for you! With training from qualified RYA instructors on board a modern, 6.8 rib craft boat, this 2-day beginner-friendly course runs at our RYA Training Centre in Southampton with immediate access to the open water of the Solent.

  • Perfect for those with little or no powerboating experience
  • Taught by qualified RYA instructors
  • Free ICC assessment 
  • On site parking available 
  • Free subscription to Powerboat and RIB magazine*
  • A central Southampton location

Located in the heart of Southampton, this 2-day powerboat course is perfect for those located on the South Coast or in Hampshire and surrounding areas. Designed to give complete beginners or those with a basic knowledge of sailing the ability charter a powerboat in the UK or overseas, our RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course is the perfect introduction to powerboating for those who aim to charter their own vessel.

Teaching the basics of boat handling, safety and navigation, the RYA Powerboat Level 2 course gives you a comprehensive skillset that will put you in good stead to skipper your next boating trip.

*Free first year annual subscription. 

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Suitable for those with no previous boating experience, the RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course is a 2-day fast-track to competent, safe handling and navigation. Anyone over the age of 12 can take part, and our qualified instructors are dedicated to ensuring that each student gets the most out of this two-day training course, with the opportunity to learn on a 1-2-1 basis with an instructor.

Whether you are considering buying a boat, you have previous experience chartering a personal watercraft in British waterways, rivers and canals, coastal waters, or overseas, or you are a complete beginner, this Powerboat Level 2 Course is for you.

Students under 16 will have their certificates approved under the following conditions: “To be under supervision of a responsible adult” and will be capable of sailing under adult supervision.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

The RYA Powerboat Level 2 course provides comprehensive training into the handling and manoeuvring of a powerboat, and includes:

  • speed and collision regulations
  • knowledge of safety equipment
  • turning in confined spaces
  • coming alongside and securing to a mooring buoy
  • close quarters handling skills
  • man overboard recovery techniques
  • planing speed manoeuvres
  • rules of the road
  • pilotage and passage planning

Perfect for both first-time powerboaters and those with boating experience, the PB2 is a comprehensive, functional course which teaches and consolidates the RYA principles of sailing. Guiding you through our practical courses are our highly experienced RYA instructors who deliver high impact, high quality teaching either on a small group or individual basis.

OUTLINE COURSE CONTENT

Day one of this two-day course will commence with a comprehensive safety briefing and an introduction to our 7.8m rib craft boat, powered by a 2023 4.6 litre Mercury 250 outboard engine. You will then have time to explore the controls of the rib and familiarize yourself with the inland waterways before we begin to practice manoeuvring, handling, and mooring techniques.

This powerboat course will be completed in inland waterways in and around local marinas, making it as real to life as possible for when you are ready to go out on the water on your own. We will stop for lunch before taking back to the water to hone your slow speed manoeuvres.

Day two of the RYA Powerboat Level 2 in Southampton will begin with a lesson in boating theory, before continuing your powerboat training on the water - manoeuvring, lunch, and the experience of taking in a sea lock! We will conclude your second day on the water with exhilarating high-speed manoeuvre practice and man overboard techniques, before retiring to Saxon Wharf for the RYA powerboat course debriefing. On completion, you will be awarded your RYA Powerboat Level 2 and ICC certificates and will be ready to start powerboating!

Click here to see the full RYA Powerboat Level 2 syllabus

WHAT DOES THE COURSE COST?

Course fee now from only £275pp*

  • Monday & Tuesday from 09:30 – 17:00 = £275 pp
  • Thursday & Friday from 09:30 – 17:00 = £275 pp
  • Saturday & Sunday from 09:30 – 17:00= £295 pp

Weekend group discounts

  • *Book two places = £285 pp
  • *Book three places and have the whole boat and instructor exclusively for your group = £275pp
  • We can also run this course in a one to one private basis, the cost of this is £825.00

All prices include VAT.

Please note multi person discounts apply for one booking, one payment. 

With a curated list of recommended accommodations to suit all tastes and budgets, the Ocean Sports Tuition team are more than happy to find you a place to stay for the duration of your visit. For more information about where we are located, contact us, call 02381 242159 or email [email protected] .

  • Please check your eligibility to be issued with an ICC.
  • Group discounts:  applies when one booking one payment is taken.
  • Group discounts do not apply during extra peak season – i.e., Bank Holiday weekends.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE COST?

  • Mooring Fees
  • Loan of branded waterproofs
  • Use of our modern MCA inspected 5.8, 6.8 or 7.8  metre Rib (Ribcraft)
  • Rib fuel costs
  • RYA Start Powerboat Handbook
  • ICC UK assessment (sometimes referred to as ICC international certificate of competence, an RYA powerboat licence or boating licence, as it is required in some European waters in order to operate a powerboat), including ICC application form
  • RYA Power Boat Level 2 certificate
  • Free refreshments including Tea and Coffee

As well as teaching general boat safety, diligence and boating knowledge, the RYA Powerboat Level 2 course includes a free ICC UK assessment! If you are looking to drive a boat in European waters or the Mediterranean, it’s essential to carry the International Certificate of Competence (ICC), as this demonstrates that you are competent to charter a vessel.

NEXT STEPS AFTER POWERBOAT LEVEL 2

Once you have completed the RYA PB2 course, you will be awarded the RYA power boat licence which, alongside your ICC completion certificate, demonstrates your competence on the water. As some of the most highly commended power boat courses in the UK, the RYA powerboat courses practice techniques, manoeuvres and best practices to keep you safe.

If you are looking for further RYA powerboat courses (sometimes referred to as RYA level 2, RYA PB2 course, RYA Motorboat courses, boat driving courses in the UK, national powerboat certificate, power boat licence or Powerboat 2 course), Ocean Sports Tuition offers an extended range of RYA Powerboat Courses as well as RYA Rib Courses (also known as rib boat licence, as it is preferred by some insurers and navigation authorities that a boat owner has undergone training).

You can experience further RYA powerboat training courses through the following RYA powerboat courses:

  • RYA Tender Operator Course
  • RYA Intermediate Powerboat Course (RYA Powerboat Intermediate Course)
  • RYA Advanced Powerboat Course

On completion of the course and gaining your RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate, you can bareboat charter from us and take advantage of an exclusive discount for undertaking your training with us.  Please see our Bareboat Charter page for details.

What is the Difference Between Powerboat Level 1 & Powerboat Level 2?

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We can also deliver this powerboat course with an RYA instructor on your own boat.  For further information, please contact us on 02381 242159 or email [email protected] .

Book Your Powerboat Level 2 Course Here

Book online below, or call on 023 81 242159 .

If there are no courses listed below, please email us to enquire about availability:  [email protected].

You can book your boat training in Southampton from only £249 per person, with group discounts available.

Our powerboat training centre is located in the heart of Southampton in Saxon Wharf Marina. You can find  directions to our location here . If you are in Southampton or the surrounding areas and looking for powerboat courses near me, our powerboat training UK sessions and range of boating theory classes are the perfect choice.

During your training, you will be learning to charter our 7.8m rib craft boat, capable of 40 knots. Our powerboat instructors are with you every step of the way to equip you with the knowledge and experience to handle this vessel confidently.

Suitable for those with no previous boating experience, the RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course is a fantastic opportunity to learn on a 1-2-1 basis with an instructor, with anyone over the age of 12 able to take part.

The terms speedboat and powerboat are often interchangeable, usually referring to a small, fast boat that is powered by an engine. When using your licence, it is important to recall if your qualification is limited to a certain size vessel to avoid fines.

Yes! If you are looking for Powerboat Level 2 in Portsmouth, Southampton or the surrounding areas, Ocean Sports can help! We offer expert RYA training on the Solent which is easily accessible from Portsmouth, Southampton, Hamble and the surrounding areas. For more information, complete our contact form or getting in touch using our email address [email protected] .

Our minimum age to take part in our RYA Powerboat Level 2 course in Southampton is 12 years old.

If you are looking to complete your speed boat licence test, want to learn how to operate a jet ski, or want to become a commercial powerboat skipper, we can help! You can browse our range of RYA courses in Southampton  here .

Our RYA Powerboat Level 2 course provides comprehensive handling and manoeuvring skills, including knowledge of:

  • high speed manoeuvres

The outcome of your Powerboat Level 2 course is based on continuous assessment over the course of 2 days. It is our instructor's job to ensure that you are given the support and knowledge needed to successfully complete your qualification, and our training team are dedicated to providing the best level of instruction to ensure that you can confidently complete the course.

Following the Powerboat Level 2 and the Powerboat Intermediate course, some people choose to complete the  Advanced Powerboat qualification.  Throughout the Advanced course, you will learn how to confidently venture further afield or deal with different or adverse conditions by day and night.

Your powerboat licence (also known as the ICC), is valid for 5 years, and will need to be renewed via the RYA. 

Your RYA Powerboat Level 2 qualification does not expire, but if you haven't been on the water for a while or feel rusty, it is recommended that you consolidate your knowledge with a course.

The next practical step after completing your Powerboat Level 2 training  if you want to increase your boating knowledge and confidence would be to take the  RYA Intermediate Powerboating course . In this course, you will develop your existing safety and boat handling to the standard required for longer passages in more complex scenarios.

Our 2-day RYA Powerboat Level 2 course provides all of the training needed for you to confidently plan your daytime charters.

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Jet ski club, boat charter, safety boat services.

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RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course

Sat Jul 20 2024 at 08:00 am to Sun Jul 21 2024 at 04:00 pm

Wavelength Training | Carrickfergus, NI

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