RYA Powerboat Level 2 Training course run by Saltwater RYA Powerboat Training Centre based in Christchurch, Dorset

This two day RYA powerboat 2 training course is designed for absolute beginners and existing boat users alike. The RYA Powerboat training level 2 qualification is recognised the world over and, in many countries, is all that is required to allow certificate holders to hire powerboats up to 10m (see International Certificate of Competence below). It is also recognised by most insurance companies, leading to lower premiums, and for some is an absolute requirement to gain insurance cover.

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RYA powerboat level 2 course Content

1. Launch and recovery

2. Preparation of boat and crew

3. Mooring to a buoy and alongside a pontoon

4. Anchoring

5. Recovering a man overboard

6. Manoeuvring vessel at planing speed

7. Basic navigation techniques

8. Introduction to making longer journeys at sea.

RYA powerboat level 2 course requirements:

Previous experience: None

Minimum age: 12. Candidates under the age of 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate.

Duration: Two days

Candidates under 16 years of age must also be accompanied by an adult of 21 years or more.

Prices - £299.00 (Weekdays) & £399.00 (Weekends) inc VAT

The aboves prices are inclusive of clothing hire, lifejacket hire and fuel.


International Certificate of Competence (ICC)

Holders of the RYA Powerboat training 2 course certificate can also apply directly for an ICC without any additional examination or powerboat training enabling them to hire powerboats anywhere, (subject to local laws).

More about the RYA Powerboat Level 2 Training Course

The RYA powerboat 2 course is designed so students spend more than 70% of their time afloat. In this powerboat training course, the emphasis is very much on safe powerboat handling in harbours and out to sea. Time is spent learning the art of mooring, turning in confined spaces, recovering a man overboard and, of course, how to get a powerboat going fast on the plane and keeping it there comfortably. We also include a practical section on navigation at sea

The theory section covers all the subjects specified by the RYA powerboat level 2 training course curriculum and includes the rules of the road, how to plan a journey safely, weather and tides, and buoyage and is covered in a single 2.5 hour session with all the rest of the time dedicated to being afloat.

There is no examination in the RYA powerboat 2 training course. Progress is determined by continuous assessment and it is the job of ourselves, as instructors' to identify and correct any weaknesses. If you fail, we fail and that is why we put such a heavy emphasis on continuosly improving our skills.

The powerboat training boat we use is exceptional, designed to give you the very best powerboat training experience and is fitted with all the equipment and electronics needed to ensure you get a good grounding in boat handling and navigation.

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After the powerboat level 2 training course

You will be able to handle a powerboat safely and with confidence in most everyday situations.


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Season 2023/24

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Call Will for all boat training requirements on
01202 836721

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Saltwater RYA Powerboat training centre is perfectly situated to offer on-the-water powerboat training on river, harbour and inshore waters

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Our Details:

Saltwater Experience
Bailey Bridge Marina,
10 Bailey Drive,
Dorset BH23 2BN

Tel: 01202 836721

Principal: Will Eveleigh
Chief Instructor: Lloyd James