Powerboat Development Day

Our 1 day Skills Development Day gets you afloat with one of our expert instructors giving you plenty of time afloat to practice and develop your close quarter and high speed boat handling and passage making. A fun, practical day afloat.

This can also be done on your own boat.

Your instructor will cover the following topics with you during your time with him/her:

  • Leaving and coming alongside
  • Operating in a confined space
  • Man overboard
  • Handling at planing speed
  • Use of waypoints and routes
  • Pilotage plans for harbour entries
  • Any other areas you wish to cover

We aim to maximize the time you spend afloat and minimize the classroom time.

This 1-day course is aimed at those who already hold a Powerboat Level 2 certificate and wish to develop their skills further. Great if you are looking to hire a boat abroad and are a little bit rusty.

  • Those who have recently qualified and wish to develop their base skills and/or,
  • Those who are a little rusty and wish to brush up on their skills. 

All candidates must hold a RYA Powerboat Level 2 (Coastal) certificate (or equivalent) as a minimum qualification to attend this course.

You will be asked for your certificate number on booking

9am-5pm each day with approximately 45 mins for lunch

Minimum Duration: 1 day

Minimum age 12 years old.

We are generally happy for a child over 12 to attend a course with a paying parent/guardian on our boats at any time – please call to discuss.

Children over 16 can attend a normal course at any time but we must have the parent/guardian’s specific permission – please call to discuss.

If you want a child of under 16 to attend on their own then they must attend one of our dedicated Children’s Courses see the Children’s Courses section

This course operates with a maximum of 3 students per instructor/vessel

Book for 2 people or more and save 5% off the total price

There are no publications associated with this development session

Candidates are encouraged to bring their Powerboat Logbooks to log this session and for their instructor to sign



Get afloat with our Development Students