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For the serious powerboat user or commercial operator. Candidates should be competent to the standard of National Powerboat Certificate Intermediate (coastal) with knowledge of navigation and chartwork to the level of the Day Skipper Shorebased Certificate. It is strongly recommended that candidates hold a First Aid Certificate and a VHF Operators Licence.



£525 per person, max 3 students on each boat.

One to one tuition: £795

We can collect you from Lymington

  • Course Elements: Boat handling, seamanship, pilotage and navigation up to the standards required to drive a planing powerboat safely by day and night in tidal, coastal waters. We recommend chartwork to the level of Coastal skipper/RYA Yachtmaster shorebased certificate


  • Preparation for Sea: Preparation of the boat, fuel and engine checks, stowing and securing gear, weather, safety and skipper’s responsibilities.

  • Boat handling and manoeuvres: high speed handling, emergency situations.

  • Passage making: Plans and pilotage for entry into or departure from harbour, use of leading and clearing lines, transits and sounding as an aid to pilotage, high speed navigation and GPS waypoint navigation.

  • Night cruising: Powerboating at night, including entering and leaving harbour, special considerations for keeping a lookout and identifying marks by night.

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