RYA Powerboat Instructor

About this course

The powerboat instructor is a competent and experienced powerboater trained to teach powerboating up to Level 2 under the supervision of the principal or chief instructor of a recognised centre. Students should have logged at least five seasons' experience of powerboating, preferably in a range of boat types and sizes. This is reduced to one season if using powerboats as an integral part of a full-time occupation.

The course consists of two days' training and assessment on the third day by an independent moderator. Students must hold an RYA Level 2 powerboat certificate, a valid first aid certificate and attend a skills assessment prior to the course.

Instructor certificates are valid for five years from the date of issue, provided that a valid first aid certificate is maintained. 

How to book

This course is offered by our training partner, Marine Matters, conveniently located one mile from the Academy in Warsash. For more information about the course and to check availability and book visit the Marine Matters website. Alternatively, please email info@marine-matters.co.uk or telephone +44 (0)1489 579589.

Course information




Minimum of 16 years old

Completion of a pre-entry skills assessment

RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate

Valid first aid certificate

5 seasons' experience of powerboat driving, or one year if driving full time as a job.

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