Training Courses

Preston Marina now offers a range of training courses to help you and and your crew maximise enjoyment and safety when boating.

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The marine radio is the most important piece of safety equipment on any boat. All users must have a licence, which is acheieved on successful completion of this one day course and assessment.

  • One day classroom course, with assessment.
  • Cost £95 for the course, (plus £60 for the assessment and licence)
  • Ages 16+

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“Thanks to Brian for such an enjoyable RYA VHF DSC Radio course last weekend. Also Steve for helping to make me feel confident and relaxed in the practical part of the exam. The friendly way the course was run enabled me to absorb a huge amount of knowledge and understanding quickly.”

The basic skills and knowledge needed to drive a powerboat.
  • 2 days training
  • On-site at Preston Marina
  • Part of course takes place on tidal river – experience real tidal conditions.
  • Course cost; From £247.50 per person.
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A comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers.
  • 40 hour classroom course
  • includes RYA Course Pack
  • Course fee £325 inc VAT
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A beginners’ course to help prevent and solve diesel engine failures.
  • One Day
  • On-Site at Preston
  • No detailed knowledge required
  • Course cost; £ 95 (includes RYA course pack)
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A comprehensive introduction to cruising for more experienced skippers.
  • 40 hour classroom course
  • includes RYA Course Pack
  • Course fee £325 inc VAT
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A great introduction to navigation theory, safety at sea and seamanship.

  • 2 day classroom course (or 6 week night-school)
  • Course fee £150 (includes course pack with plotter and dividers)
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Our one-day course covers all the usual first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective. It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers, estuaries or on cross channel passages.

  • Course fee £95 per person
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