RYA Advanced Powerboat

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RYA Advanced Powerboat

Event Details

This event finished on 18 April 2022



Courses are subject to any Covid restrictions.  Although we schedule some dates for courses, we can add additional dates if those in diary do not suit.  Drop us a line to chat.

The RYA Advanced Powerboat Course is a two day course including a night exercise.

When do the courses run?  How do I find out course dates?

Dorset Marine Training runs the RYA Advanced Powerboat Course to suit you, our client.  We can run courses seven days a week so if you want to book a course with a friend or family member just contact us with your preferred dates and we will do our best to accommodate you.  We operate all year.  To express interest and reserve course dates please book dates on the calendar below or drop us an email.

What if I want to book just one place?

There are two options: You are welcome to book the full course for yourself to ensure one to one tuition or to book with a friend and we’ll run it as a private course.  Alternatively, we run a few courses each year on which we take individual bookings and for these you may be placed on a course with other students (max ratio 3 students to 1 boat/instructor).

Do I need my own boat?  What if I already have a boat?

The RYA Advanced Powerboat Course can be taken on our boat or yours.  If taking the course on your own boat then we can train at a location suitable for you and up to three people can be trained at a time.  If you don’t have a boat then grab a friend and come to a course on our RIB.

Who is this course suitable for?

This course will suit people who wish to develop their skills to become commercial skippers, enabling them to operate boats in a variety of conditions, day or night.

Students will be expected to have a good  level of theory knowledge and existing boat handling skills.

If in doubt about suitability please call us to chat.

How many people will be on the course with me?

We usually run these courses for just two people who book together and there is normally just one course running at a time which means we can give you our full attention.  If you have booked an individual place then there may be other students on the course with you.  You can of course book a private course for one to one tuition.

Can I obtain an ICC or International ‘License’ via this course?

Yes this RYA Advanced Powerboat Course does allow you to apply for an ICC. In the UK this is administered via the RYA and you should ensure you meet their eligibility requirements listed here – http://www.rya.org.uk/knowledge-advice/boating-abroad/icc/Pages/hub.aspx . We are happy to assist with the application at the end of your course if needed.

What if the weather is bad?

We are very lucky with the area in which we operate that we can usually find a protected part of the harbour to train.  In the rare event of inclement weather, we will contact you to discuss.  We can either postpone the training or issue a refund if the training has not yet started.

What if I need to cancel?

Our full cancellation terms are given in our terms and conditions attached to the enquiry email we send out.  Please be assured that we understand that circumstances do occasionally change and we will do our best to work with you to rearrange training if necessary.

Who will be teaching me?

The Chief Instructor will normally teach the course.  You can therefore be assured that you will receive enthusiastic instruction from an Instructor who is keen to ensure you achieve the most from your training.

Where does the course take place?

We operate from the Port of Poole Marina.  This allows us to get out in the harbour and to our training ground very quickly.  It also means we have easy access to facilities for food stops!

How do I know what to expect from the course/what to bring etc

Being prepared means you get the most from the course.  We plan our courses carefully and you will be a sent an email containing full joining instructions.  If you have any questions at any time we always encourage you to contact us as we are happy to chat through any queries.  It is sensible to have done done revision of your theory training notes in advance of the course in order to maximise your learning.

Can I find out any more information before booking?

Yes!  Please send us your contact details and we will send out an enquiry email to you with more details.

What boat will I use?

One of our  commercially coded RIBs will be used.  These boats are very capable craft.

Where can I find out information about the course from an independent source?

You can visit the RYA page to find out information about the RYA ADVANCED POWERBOATING COURSE and to confirm that we are a recognised training centre www.rya.org.uk.


Bookings are no longer available for this event.