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RYA Powerboat Level 2

Learn how to operate a powerboat safely.

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.


The course focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed, and collision regulations. The course can be taken inland or on the coast and your certificate will be endorsed accordingly.


  • Assumed knowledge - None. May be preceded by Level 1

  • Minimum duration - 2 days

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

Course content

  • Launching and recovery, boat handling, securing to a buoy, anchoring, leaving and coming alongside, man overboard


Ability after the course

  • Self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of craft

RYA Powerboat Scheme. Syllabus and Logbook
RYA Powerboat Handbook
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