This boat training 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
We have courses running every week, all year round
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Powerboat Training - Advanced Powerboat Course
The course will be conducted in our 7.5m Humber RIB with a Yamaha 200 4 stroke
Aim: To teach boat handling, seamanship, pilotage and navigation to drive a planing powerboat safely by day and night.Duration: Two daysInstructor to student ratio: 1:3Times: The start time is 09:30 with an anticipated finish at around 22:00
The RYA Advanced Powerboat is a practical course, with a small amount of classroom work.At Guardian Marine the culmination of the course is that each student will be responsible for the navigation and safe passage of the vessel during their own section of a 30 to 50 mile journey by day and night. (Weather conditions permitting).Finding lit and unlit marks. At the end of the course, successful candidates will be awarded the Advanced Powerboat Course Completion Certificate.Those candidates that wish to gain a Certificate of Competence will be required to attend a practical exam with an external examiner, there is an additional charge payable to the RYA for this, plus a charge for boat hire (See course fees). See our section on Commercial Endorsements for full details.
What to bring with you on the course
Warm clothing. Suitable footwear for being on board a high-speed craft such as deck shoes, sailing boots (not gardening wellies please) or old trainers.A change of clothing in case of emergency. Snacks and drinks whilst afloat.
Preparation for sea, boat handling, passage making and responsibility as skipper, pilotage, meteorology, rules of the road, use of engines, emergency situations, night cruising.
Able to plan and execute coastal trips and return to a familiar port by night.
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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.Please note: Rusty boat handling skills and poor knowledge is not an option. Although you will be taught some boat handling skills, this course is about teaching you advanced navigation by night.Please carefully study the course syllabus in the RYA powerboat logbook. If you think you have any areas of weakness please contact us for advise on getting up to speed before the course.
Aim: To teach boat handling, seamanship, pilotage and navigation to drive a planing powerboat by day and night..Duration: Two daysInstructor to student ratio: 1:3Times: The start time is 09:30 with an anticipated finish at around 22:00
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