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Changes to our Operations in Portishead

After 15 years of providing recreational and commercial power, motor and shorebased tuition to thousands of customers from all over the world we will be ceasing our practical operation from Portishead Marina as we start an exciting new life based in the Highlands of Scotland.

We are still offering our range of online / interactive courses (CLICK HERE), will be scheduling some more virtual sessions from End May 2021 (CLICK HERE) and will be relaunching our practical Motor and Power courses as well as our full range of Shorebased courses up in Inverness later this year. We would love to welcome you to join us in our scenic new boating area.

We would like to thank you all for your support and customer over the last 15 years and wish you all every success in you upcoming season’s boating. Stay safe everyone – Jake and Kath Scott.


We offer a wide range of Motor Cruising, Powerboat and supporting courses both afloat, ashore and online click on the categories below to see more.

Compass Sea School Ltd, located at Portishead Marina on the Bristol Channel, is a family run business offering first class professional tuition in all aspects of water and shorebased RYA Powerboat and Motor Cruising courses, own-boat tuition and milebuilders/development days. In addition, as an RYA/MCA examination centre we also offer commercial training and certificate of competence examinations for those involved in the marine industry.

Why Us…With direct access to the Bristol Channel, 10 mins from the M5 Junc 19, free parking and an experienced team you will learn from the best. We are also a chosen training provider for the Avon and Somerset Police, Gloucester Fire and Rescue Service, the RNLI and The Bristol Port Company.