01548-842276 / 07713 745609

RYA Advanced powerboat course

This is a 2 day course, 10am - 4pm then night exercises in the late evening/night.

Course Aim: To teach boat handling, seamanship, pilotage and navigation up to the standards required to drive a planning powerboat safely by day and night in tidal coastal waters with which the candidate is familiar.

Price £340

Minimum age 17years old

We require you to have completed a coastal powerboat 2 and intermediate course and have at least 2 years relevent experience including night pilotage. As a guide; 30 days, 2 days as skipper, 800miles, 12 night hours.

We require you to have completed the Day Skipper and Yacht Master/Coastal skipper theory courses, and have a the RYA first aid and VHF operators certificates.

The course covers;

  • Preparation, passage planning meteorology, skipper's responsibilities.
  • Boat handling and manoeuvres, high speed boat handling, advanced manoeuvres, monoeuvring in rough weather.
  •  Chart plotters and radar, pilotage day and night.
  • Emergency situations, differences for a twin engine vessel


  1. Salcombe