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RYA Advanced Powerboat Course with DV Diving

This course is for leisure and professional boaters wanting to undertake more adventurous trips by day and night.

What you learn

It includes navigation at planing speed, weather and other aspects of skippering powerboats on more challenging passages in coastal waters. Given the nature of these passages Advanced Powerboat courses should be delivered on powerboats of a minimum of 6 metres and an engine size sufficient to enable coastal passages at planing speed.

  • Preparation for sea
  • Boat handling
  • Passage making and responsibility as skipper
  • Pilotage
  • Meteorology 
  • Rules of the road
  • Use of engines
  • Emergency Situations
  • Night cruising

After this course you will be able to plan and execute coastal trips and return to a familiar port by night.


You must:

  • Competent boat handler to the level of intermediate power boat certificate
  • Knowledge of navigation and chartwork to Yachtmaster shorebased certificate
  • Minimum age 17
  • First Aid certificate recommended
  • VHF radio licence recommended


The Cost

  • RYA Advanced Powerboat  - £450
  • Group discounts may apply
  • Own boat tuition available