Learn Powerboating!

One of the most popular and accessible ways to get on the water, with the right training you can be competant and safe.
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Provides a practical introduction to boat handling and safety in powerboats. It covers boating techniques for launching and recovering a boat from a road trailer, everyday boat handling and the use of safety equipment. The course may be conducted in a variety of boat types, both planing and displacement, and the certificate issued will be endorsed to show the type of boat in which the training took place. A one day introduction to Powerboating with no previous experience required.
Assumed knowledge: None

Minimum duration: 1 day

Minimum age: 8

Course content: Launch and recovery, preparation of boat and crew, boat handling, picking up and securing to a mooring buoy, leaving and coming alongside, man overboard theory

Ability after course: Able to drive under supervision

Price: £170 per person, maximum 3 people

Course location: Plymouth Sound, based at Royal William Yard
Provides the skills and background knowledge needed by the competent powerboat driver and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence. It aims to teach boat handling and seamanship in powerboats. It focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed, and collision regulations.
Assumed knowledge: None

Minimum duration: 2 days

Minimum age: 12

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

Ability after course: Self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of the craft

Price: £290 for 1:1 tuition, discounts for adding people from your household or pod.

Course location: Plymouth Sound, based at Royal William Yard
Prices on this page include VAT
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