No, you do not need a licence to drive a speed boat or powerboat in the UK. However you are legally required to abide by the laws such as the International Regulations of Prevention of Collisions at Sea (IRPCS) and in some areas insurance is also required. If you intend to drive a powerboat in Europe you will need an International Certificate of Competence (ICC)
Yes, in the UK you can drive any leisure boat without a licence. In most countries in Europe you will need an International Certificate of Competence.
No, this certificate does not expire, however if you are rusty or haven't driven a powerboat very much since your course you may wish to consider doing a refresher session with an instructor.
Any powerboat up to 10 metres in length with any horsepower engine.
12 years old
None, the RYA powerboat level 2 course assumes no previous experience.
In the UK this is called the RYA Personal Watercraft Certificate, you can gain this by completing a one day RYA PWC Proficiency Course.
No, in the UK you do not need a licence for a jet ski, however like any activity it is not a bad idea to get some training. Some areas however do specify that you must hold an RYA Jetski (PWC) certificate. The benefits of completing a jet ski course is that you will not only gain confidence but also have the knowledge that is legally required such as the rules of the road on the sea.
In Europe most countries do require that you have a jet ski licence, this can be gained by completing the RYA PWC Proficiency Course then applying for an RYA International Certificate of Competence (I.C.C.)
For UK jet ski certificates courses taken at Marine Education the course fee, including certificate & book is £250.00, if you wish to obtain the International Certificate this is an additional £45.00
12 years old is the minimum age to attend an RYA jet ski course
No, previous experience is not required to complete or attend an RYA PWC (jetski) proficiency course
5 years , assuming you retain a valid first aid certificate.
This is a 3 day course that teaches you how to deliver the RYA Jet Ski (PWC) Proficiency course. You must already be a competent jetskier and hold the RYA PWC Proficiency certificate and a valid First Aid certificate prior to attending.
The RYA Jet Ski Instructor course is run by an RYA PWC Instructor Trainer and an RYA Moderator will join you on the final day of the course.
This is a 3 day course that teaches you how to deliver the RYA Powerboat Level 1 and level 2 (& safety boat) courses. You must already be a competent powerboater and hold the RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate and a valid First Aid certificate prior to attending. You will also need to complete an RYA Powerboat instructor skills assessment before attending the instructor course.
The RYA Powerboat Instructor course is run by an RYA Powerboat Instructor Trainer and an RYA Moderator will join you on the final day of the course.
Yes, the marine radio short range certificate (SRC) is a legal requirement to use a marine VHF. You must hold an operators licence and the radio itself must have a licence which is called the Ships radio licence. This is similar to owning a car or motorbike, you must have a driving licence and your car / motorbike must be registered with the DVLA. The operators licence is called the RYA VHF/SRC Marine radio certificate and can be completed via an online or classroom course, both require you to pass a face to face exam after course completion.
Yes, the licensing rules for Marine VHF apply whether you have a fixed VHF set or handheld VHF. You will need an operators licence and a ship portable radio licence. The operators licence is called the RYA VHF/SRC Marine radio certificate and can be completed via an online or classroom course, both require you to pass a face to face exam after course completion.
Forever.. ship radio licences last a lifetime, but must be revalidated every 10 years.
Code Européen des Voies de Navigation Intérieure (CEVNI) is the code governing navigation on the interconnected European inland waterways.