Christmas Present Ideas

So we know that choosing a Christmas gift can be tricky whatever the budget  – whether you’re looking to add something to your list to Santa or looking for an idea for the boater in your life we hope the list below may prompt some ideas.  If you’re not a boater yourself (yet!) we are happy to offer friendly advice over the phone to suggest possible ideas with no obligation.  We’ll be adding to this list so keep checking back.


Some great books on offer in the RYA shop to encourage youngsters to get afloat and involved in boating.  (Approx cost £5 -£10)  Click on book title to buy.

Taster Sessions & Courses for Adults

Powerboat Rib – Taster Trip  – 1.5hrs, £99 for 2 people, 2.5hrs, £149 for 2 people  Dates & Info

Powerboat L1 – 1 Day – £160pp or a private course for two people total price £275  Level 1 Further Info

Powerboat L2 – 2 Day  – £300pp or a private course for two people total price £550 Level 2 Further Info

Bespoke Training – You chose the areas to practice in consultation with our Chief Instructor Bespoke Training Info

Essential Navigation & Seamanship – Online course (£90) or a classroom course (£200pp -2 days). Course pack includes plotter and dividers Ess Nav Further Info

VHF/SRC Marine Radio Course – Online (£65) or classroom course (£85pp – (1 day).  One off £60 license fee payable to RYA for license Classroom Course Info   Online Course

Dayskipper or Yachtmaster Theory Course – Six day theory courses – contact us for next dates and to discuss the logistics Dayskipper Info



The RYA is the National Governing Body for boating.  What they say…..”Join and we can help you get more out of the boating you do.  We’re for people like you who love being on the water……..”  Your gift recipient will benefit from advice and discounts on boating equipment along with a free magazine.  There have even     been free boat show tickets the last few years!   Approx cost £45.    RYA Benefits and Joining Information


 Breakdown cover for boats on the South Coast.  Phone 0800 885500 / 01489 557364 and quote ref 711.                                            Cover from £140 


Powerboat Books RYA Shop

Navigation Books – RYA Book Shop – Navigation

Training Cards & Resources to learn lights, buoys etc – RYA Shop – Resources

Weather Books –RYA Shop -Weather books & resources

Navigation – RYA Shop – Navigation