RYA Powerboat level 1 - Start powerboating

The 1 day RYA Powerboat Level 1 Course provides an introduction to powerboating, techniques for launching and recovery, everyday boat handling and the use of safety equipment. Course prices from £150.00 per person. 

This is a great course as a powerboat taster or if you're not sure if you'd like to commit to a powerboat level 2 course (though this is NOT a requirement before taking Powerboat level 2). Its also a perfect course for those that crew on a powerboat or for children. 

Maximum Group Size: 3


Previous Experience: None

Minimum Age: 12 years (those aged between 12-15 years will receive an endorsed certificate)  - if U18, pls review 'Youth Powerboat Courses'

Minimum Age (own boat): 8 years (those aged between 8-15 years will receive an endorsed certificate. 

Student Ratio: Maximum 3 students per instructor / boat

RYA Powerboat Level 1 Course Syllabus:

  • Launching & Recovery
  • Preparation of boat and crew
  • Boat handling at low speed
  • Picking up and securing to a mooring buoy
  • Leaving and coming alongside
  • Being towed
  • IRPCS (rules of the road)
  • Man Overboard Recovery 

RYA Powerboat Level 1 Course Fees:

Training Description  Max Ratios Duration Price Per Person Total Fee (inc. VAT)
RYA Powerboat Level 1 Course - 1 person joining group course 1:3 1 day £200.00 £200.00
RYA Powerboat Level 1 Course - 2 people joining group course 1:3 1 day £170.00 £340.00
RYA Powerboat Level 1 Course - 3 people (private course) 1:3 1 day £150.00 £450.00
Own Boat  RYA Powerboat Level 1 Course for 1, 2 or 3 people 1:3 1 day n/a £260.00

What's Included?

  • Use of our RIB incl. fuel
  • Use of a lifejacket & wet weather gear
  • RYA Powerboat Level 1 certificate (assuming successful completion)

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Tel: +44 (0) 1202 024111

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Our Locations:

Powerboat & Jetski Courses: Port of Poole Marina
Shorebased Courses: Romany Works, Poole

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