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RYA Advanced Powerboat

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


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.

Anybody undertaking this course must have the practical skills of the Intermediate course and knowledge of navigation to at least the standard of the Yachmaster shorebased course.


  • Assumed knowledge - Candidates should be competent to the standard of the Intermediate Powerboat Certificate with a thorough knowledge of the navigation and chartwork to the level of Coastal Skipper/RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased certificate. It is strongly recommended that candidates hold a first aid certificate and a VHF operators certificate.

  • Minimum duration - 2 days including at least 1 night navigation exercise

  • Minimum age - 17


Course content

  • Preparation for sea, boat handling, passage making and responsibility as skipper, pilotage, meteorology, rules of the road, use of engines, emergency situations, night cruising


Ability after the course

  • Able to plan and execute coastal trips and return to a familiar port by night


Please note if you would like to work commercially; this Advanced Powerboat Course completion certificate can not be commercially endorsed, you will need to go on to complete the Advanced Powerboat Certificate of Competence (exam)

RYA Advanced Powerboat Handbook
RYA Yachtmaster
RYA Commercial Regulations for Small Vessels


5&6 Dec

Telephone the office to book

01304 805 799

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