Boat training Coastal courses Suffolk

RYA Powerboat Scheme

The RYA powerboat courses are for those using powered craft such as RIBs and sportsboats, and also for the professional boat skipper who is required to prove their competence or provide certification for work. Our courses can be run either Inland or Coastal.

The Powerboat Level 2 Certificate can also be used to apply for the International Certificate of Competence Coastal Power up to 10M LOA.

To discuss your training or to find out more information on what we can offer please do not hesitate to contact us on 07570 794196 or by email. We are open seven days a week.

Coastal Courses from East Coast Motorboat Training

RYA Powerboat Training Courses

RYA Level 1 Start Powerboating (1 day)

RYA Level 1 Start Powerboating

This course is an introduction to boating techniques for launching and recovering a boat from a road trailer, everyday boat handling and the use of safety equipment.  It is ideal for introducing younger family members to powerboating, and for giving them an understanding of how they can be safe on the water.

Your instructor will cover all the basics of, preparation of boat and crew; boat handling; picking up and securing to a mooring buoy; leaving and coming alongside; being towed and  what to do in an emergency.

Maximum 3 people. Minimum age 12. Certificates for children aged between 12 and 16 will be endorsed to show that they must use boats only under the supervision of a responsible adult.


Offers:
Book 2 places for £290
Book 3 places for £430
Own boat call to discuss


RYA Level 2 Powerboat Handling (2 days)

This entry level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat. It assumes no prior knowledge and so is ideal for the first timer, yet the more seasoned boater will learn plenty of tricks of the trade and tips to make their boating safer and more enjoyable. It is a hands-on course with minimal theory, and is not only an opportunity to learn new skills but also to have a fun day out!

Your instructor will cover, low speed close quarters handling;  man overboard recovery; securing to a buoy, anchoring, man overboard; driving at planing speed; an introduction to charts, pilotage and collision regulations.

Maximum 3 people. Minimum age 12. Certificates for children aged between 12 and 16 will be endorsed to show that they must use boats only under the supervision of a responsible adult. Price includes RYA Start Powerboating Handbook (G48).


Offers:
Book 2 places for £565
Book 3 places for £840
Own boat call to discuss


RYA Level 2 Powerboat Direct Assessment, experience required (1 day)

RYA Level 2 Powerboat Direct Assessment

This is an assessment ideal for the more seasoned boater. Your instructor will be assessing your knowledge of, low speed close quarters handling;  man overboard recovery; securing to a buoy, anchoring, man overboard, driving at planing speed, chartwork, pilotage and the collision regulations.

Maximum 3 people. Minimum age 12. Certificates for children aged between 12 and 16 will be endorsed to show that they must use boats only under the supervision of a responsible adult. Price includes RYA Start Powerboating Handbook (G48).


Offers:
Book 2 places for £290
Book 3 places for £430
Own boat call to discuss


RYA Powerboat Intermediate (2 days)

RYA Level 2 Powerboat Coastal Conversion

This course builds on the foundation knowledge of the Powerboat Level 2 course and is suited to those who aim to drive larger more powerful powerboats. During the two days you will cover, cruising at planing speed and more advanced boat handling.

Your instructor will cover planning a day cruise, boat preparation, advanced boat handling, pilotage, passage making, and man overboard.

Maximum 3 people. Minimum age 16. It is strongly recommended that candidates hold a first aid certificate and a VHF/SRC operators certificate.


Course cost:
Book 2 people for £625
Book 3 people for £930
Own boat call to discuss


RYA Powerboat Advanced (2 days)

RYA Level 2 Powerboat Coastal Conversion

This course is for leisure and professional boaters wanting to undertake more adventurous trips by day and night. 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.

Your instructor will cover preparation for sea, boat handling, passage making and responsibility as skipper, pilotage, meteorology, rules of the road, use of engines, emergency situations, night cruising, navigation at planing speed and other aspects of skippering powerboats on more challenging passages in coastal waters.

Maximum 3 people. Minimum age 17. It is strongly recommended that candidates hold a first aid certificate and a VHF/SRC operators certificate.


Course cost:
Book 2 people for £685
Book 3 people for £1,020
Own boat call to discuss


RYA/MCA Powerboat Advanced Exam Preparation

RYA Level 2 Powerboat Coastal Conversion

The RYA/MCA Advanced Powerboat exam is a practical test of skippering ability by day and night in the type of craft applicable to the National Powerboat Scheme. We can offer preparation for before taking the exam.

The Advanced Powerboat exam pre-requisites are:

  • 2 years relevant experience including night pilotage.
  • As a guide 30 days, 2 days as skipper, 800 miles, 12 night hours.
  • If you hold an RYA Advanced Powerboat Course Completion Certificate the seatime is reduced to:
    20 days, 2 days as skipper, 400 miles, 12 night hours.
  • All qualifying seatime must be within 10 years prior to the exam.

Maximum 3 people. Minimum age 17. Candidates must hold a GMDSS Short Range Certificate (SRC) or higher grade of marine radio certificate and a valid First Aid Certifcate.


Course cost:
Call to discuss


RYA Tender Operator (2 day)

RYA Tender Operator 2 Day Course

This course is intended for operators responsible for ferrying passengers between Superyachts and the shore. Building on the Powerboat Level 2 Course attendees will gain confidence in their ability to manoeuvre a powerboat more smoothly but the real benefit is the emphasis on learning important skills in pilotage, both day and night, and passenger carriage and management.

Your instructor will cover passenger safety and comfort, daytime pilotage, night time pilotage, emergency situations and associated theory.

Maximum 3 people. Minimum age 17. It is strongly recommended that candidates hold a first aid certificate and a VHF/SRC operators certificate.


Course cost:
Book 2 people for £625
Book 3 people for £930
Own boat £560 for up to 3 people


RYA Inland Waterways Scheme
RYA Specialist Short Courses in Suffolk
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RYA ICC Courses for Norfolk and Suffolk
RYA Powerboat Scheme


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