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Powerboat Tuition: Level 2

Our training Ribs have seating for all and are fully equipped with upto date navigational aids, VHF/DSC and all safety equipment as required by the MCA for coded boats. This two-day course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence.

It includes close quarters handling, high speed manoeuvres, man overboard recovery and collision regulations. The course can be taken inland or on the coast and your certificate will be endorsed accordingly. Training with us will provide you with the coastal endorsement.

We would generally run our PBL2 course in our 6.5 m Redbay, Ultimate 3, providing the students with the experience of driving a fast planing Rib. We may also use our Shearwater Venture particularly if the student is likely to have future access to larger craft. The aim at the end of the course for the student to be able to be a 'self-sufficient' powerboater in the right condition in similar craft, enabling them to get out on the water and have fun.... safely. Students under the age of 16 should be supervised and will have their certificate endorsed accordingly

Assumed knowledge: None. May be preceded by Level 1
Minimum duration: 2 days
Minimum age: 12. Candidates under the age of 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate
Course content:

Launching and recovery, boat handling, securing to a buoy, anchoring, leaving and coming alongside, man overboard and theory including basic navigation, use of a compass, and chartwork along with IRPCS, buoyage, etc.

Ability after the course: Self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of craft.
Student to Instructor Ratio: 2:1 / 3:1
Course Prices
Per person: £275.00
Own boat tuition (inc 1 student)
extra students - fee per person
Individual tuition: £ 495.00
Direct Assessment: (no books included) £195.00

prices includes "Start Powerboating ", Log Book and certificate and is inclusive of VAT at 20%
a discount of 10% is offered for 3 students booking together (doesn't apply to own boat tuition)