RYA Advanced Powerboat Course


The Advanced Powerboat Day & Night course provides the skills and background knowledge needed by powerboat drivers operating by day or night in known or unfamiliar water. The role of the skipper and boat handling techniques are covered in more demanding conditions. It includes:

Preparation – passage planning – meteorology – skipper’s responsibilities

Boat handling and manoeuvres – high speed boat handling – advanced manoeuvres – manoeuvring in rough weather – chart plotters and radar – pilotage by day and night – emergency situations – differences for a twin engine vessel
Candidates should be competent to the standard of Intermediate Powerboat certificate with a thorough knowledge of navigation and chartwork to the level of the Yachtmaster Theory Shorebased certificate. You are required to hold a first aid certificate and a VHF operator’s certificate.

This course is an ideal way for those who have completed the
Intermediate Powerboat course or a Shorebased Day Skipper course to put their theory skills into practice and expand their practical experience.