Powerboat Level 1 & 2

RYA Powerboat Level 1: Start Powerboating

This one day course is an introduction to powerboating. It includes boating techniques for launching and recovering a boat from a road trailer, everyday boat handling and the use of safety Equipment.

RYA Powerboat Level 2 :

This two day course is designed for beginners and existing boat users, the RYA Powerboat 2 qualification is recognised the world over and, and in many countries, is all that is required to allow certificate holders to hire powerboats up to 24m. 

The course is designed so students spend more than 70% of their time afloat. In this course, the emphasis is very much on safe boat 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 boat going fast on the plane and keeping it there comfortably. 

The theory section, covering subjects such the rules of the road, safety, weather, is covered in a single 2.5 hour session with all the rest of the time dedicated to being afloat.

If you do the course there are no examination. Progress is determined by continuous assessment and it is our job, as instructors, to identify and correct any weakneeses. 

If you are already an experienced and competent poweboat skipper, you can also choose to do only an assessment. But you may want to do some training beforehand.

Contact us directly to discuss it (Contact the Chief Instructor, Fabrice by email Fabrice@sea-wings.org).

After the course

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

Holders of the RYA Powerboat 2 certificate can also apply directly for an ICC without any additional examination or training enabling them to hire powerboats anywhere.

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. High speed manoeuvres

  7. Basic navigation techniques

  8. Introduction to making longer journeys at sea.

Course requirements:

Previous experience: None

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

What is included in thefee:

Fully qualified professional instruction

Fuel and mooring fees

RYA Start Powerboating book

RYA PBL1 or PBL2 Certificate upon successful completion.


RYA Training Centre - Marítimo Turistica,Lda.
Rua Lápis Lazuli n.º126 Loja 2
Arneiro 2785-812 São Domingo Rana

+351 967 413 205


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