Superyacht Crew Tender Courses

Onboard training for your crew at your location anywhere in Europe

RYA Powerboat level 2 / I.C.C. / CoC

Duration: 2 days (or 1 day direct assessment)

Pre-requisities: None


An entry level course that is a minimum requirement for every crew member and deckhand that is involved with tender operations. Providing the skills and knowledge to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence (I.C.C.) and MCA commercial endorsement.


Course Content: 

Preparing a tender for use
Personal & vessel safety equipment
Low speed boating handling
Securing to a buoy
Man overboard recovery
Close quarters handling - marina work, leaving and coming alongside, turning in a confined space
Handling a vessel at planing speed
Theory: IRPCS, Weather, Tides, Charts, Buoyage, Basic navigation/Pilotage, Use of a chart plotter

Attendance Requirements

Maximum 1 instructor: 3 crew per tender / powerboat

Kit Requirements

Tender / rescue boat with relevant safety equipment

Chart of local area & plotting equipment

Crew Pre-requisites

Passport photo

 Lifejacket or buoyancy aid

                  Appropriate clothing, footwear and sundries

Vessel Requirements

Adequate insurance

What's Included In The Course Fees

  • 2 day training course for up to 3 crew members onboard your tender OR 0.5 - 1 day direct assessment 
  • RYA Start powerboating handbook for each student
  • RYA Powerboat level 2 certificate (assuming successful completion)

What's Not Included

  • Instructor's travel to your location 
  • Instructor's accommodation & sundries whilst on location

Why choose Marine Education RYA Training?

With over 20 years in the powerboat industry and over 10 years running training courses onboard Superyachts around the world; our instructors are some of the best; they not only hold their RYA Advanced powerboat instructor certificate, MCA Advanced Powerboat commercial endorsement but they are also RYA Powerboat instructor trainers, which basically means they couldn't be more qualified for the job! 

Whether your tender is 5m or 15m, regardless of engine type or how many engines; fly by wire, joystick or traditional throttle systems we pretty much have had experience across the whole spectrum!

Or Complete Your Course In The U.K.

What's Included In The Fee

  • 2 days training with an RYA Powerboat instructor
  • Use of our school boat incl. fuel
  • Lifejacket
  • RYA certificate (assuming successful completion)
  • Guidance and paperwork on obtaining an I.C.C. and Commercial CoC. 

Course Enquiry

Our U.K. Training Boat

Courses: RYA Powerboat Level 2, Intermediate, Tender Operator, Advanced

Type: Humber Destroyer RIB

LOA: 6m

Engines: Single Yamaha 115hp outboard

Electronics: Chart Plotter, VHF/SRC, Depth sounder

Contact us:


Tel: +44 (0) 1202 406066

Our Location:

Powerboat & Jetski Courses: Port of Poole Marina

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