RYA Diesel Engine

A one-day (7 hours) beginners’ course to help you prevent and solve diesel engine failure.

Conducted at Preston Marina in “The Lodge” training building

Maximum 12:1 Student:Instructor ratio  (6 students per study engine)

Includes RYA Diesel Engine Course workbook

  • One Day
  • On-Site at Preston
  • No detailed knowledge required
  • Course cost: £115 (includes RYA course pack)

Mechanical failure is the main cause of rescue call-outs to cruisers. Basic maintenance and engine care will help ensure that you are not part of this statistic.

Most engine problems can be avoided by taking simple precautions, and you don’t need a detailed mechanical knowledge.

This course teaches you how your engine works, how to keep it healthy by using basic checks and maintenance procedures, and how to get it started again in the event of a breakdown.

Whether you sail a yacht with an auxiliary diesel engine or are a motor cruising enthusiast, this course could not just save you money, but one day could save your life.

Course topics include:

  • * the principles of diesel engine operation
  • * the systems and parts of the engine
  • * fault finding
  • * rectification of common problems
  • * bleeding the fuel system
  • * changing the impeller
  • * routine maintenance
  • * winter lay up procedures

Upcoming courses

  • New Evening Courses now available (2 evenings)
  • Evening Course Dates:
  • Tues. 11th Oct. & Thursday 13th October 2022, Start time 6.15pm – 9.45pm (both evenings)
  • Tues. 14th March & Thurs. 16th March 2023, start time 6.15pm –  9.45pm (bothevenings)
  • One Day Courses
  • Sunday 23rd October 2022, course time 9.30am – 5pm
  • Saturday 11th Feb. 2023, course time 9.30am – 5pm

To book phone 01772 733595 or email

RYA Diesel Engine – Course cost; £ 115