RYA Powerboat Level 2

This two-day entry level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence.



It focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed, and collision regulations. The course can be taken inland or on the coast and your certificate will be endorsed accordingly.

The courses uses our 5.5m Humber R.I.B. "Kia Ora" with 130hp outboard motor.


Assumed knowledge None. 
Minimum duration 2 days (16 hours)
Minimum age 18 (12 if accompanied by parent or guardian)

Course content
Boat handling, learn about the different types and basic systems of motor boats, boating safety and the equipment used, securing to a buoy, anchoring, leaving and coming alongside, man overboard, an overview of launching and recovery, the essential anti-collision regulations, basic navigation, tidal and weather awareness and basic passage planning.
Ability after the course Self-sufficient power-boater in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of craft.


Please note if you are taking this course and intend to apply for an ICC, a coastal Powerboat Level 2 Powerboat Handling course will allow you to apply for a coastal ICC for Power up to 10m. The inland Powerboat Level 2 Powerboat Handling course will allow you to apply for an inland ICC for Power up to 10m, providing you have also successfully passed a CEVNI test.

The RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship Course is an excellent compliment to this qualification

Course cost; 250


Course Dates Spring / Summer 2017;  (The day stated is the first day of the 2 day course)



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All enquiries to the marina staff or e-mail suzanne@prestonmarina.co.uk or Tel. 01772 733595