RYA Powerboat Intermediate course, poole

This 2 day course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat for longer distances. If you've always stayed relatively close to 'home' this course will give you the skills and confidence to carry out more adventurous coastal passages. 


Minimum age: 16

Prior knowledge: A level of practical boat handling skills and theory equivalent to the powerboat level 2 course.

Course content:

  • Navigation, bearings & distance, Charts & symbols
  • Tides
  • Use of almanacs
  • Use of marina locks
  • Principals of GPS/ Chart plotters
  • Meterology
  • Waypoint navigation
  • Emergency situations
  • Boat preparation
  • Boat handling to a higher level including effect of waves, rougher conditions, handling in wind/tide
  • Pilotage, passage making practical application
  • Man overboard recovery techniques

Course fees & date enquiry:

RYA Powerboat Intermediate Course Fees  Fee inc.VAT 

1 person joining group course 


2 people joining group course*


3 people  (group booking discount)*


*group person booking discount applies when all students are booked under a lead booker and paid for at the same time

What's included in the course fee?

  • An RYA Advanced instructor for the duration of your course
  • Use of a powerboat inc. fuel + insurance
  • Use of a lifejacket
  • Use of light wet weather gear if required  
  • RYA Certificate (assuming successful completion)

What's included in the course fees?

  • An instructor for the duration of the course
  • Use of the boat including fuel & insurance
  • RYA Intermediate certificate (assuming successful completion)

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Why choose Marine Education for your RYA Intermediate Course?

Our Instructors: We have a team of the most highly qualified and experienced RYA instructors you can come by - check out their qualifications (and smiley faces) here! Our Principal has 20 years of RYA teaching experience and therefore keeps a close eye to ensure RYA best practice is always maintained so you get the best learning experience possible. 


Our Location: Poole Harbour is one of the most beautiful areas in the U.K, there aren't many places in the world where you can go from calm serenity of the western end of the harbour, to the heavily traffic of the port area, National Trust nature reserves, the award winning beaches of Sandbanks / Studland Bay and iconic Old Harry Rocks on the Jurassic Coast in one day! Putting that aside we also have mind-blowing learning opportunities by having nearly every type of buoy, a variety of marinas to practice our close quarter handling (whilst checking out the beautiful new build Sunseekers) along with sheltered areas down Wareham River and behind Brownsea Island. There is a reason why both the RNLI college and Royal Marines base themselves here... 


Value for Money: If you're looking for the cheapest course available, then we are not the school for you. We pride ourselves on offering competitive course prices for the highest standard of training and use of some of the best equipment available for training. We have never been rated as 'average' in any of our Feedback which speaks volumes about our level of service, tuition, craft and equipment