READ ALL ABOUT
Our powerboat school is small and friendly, with first class facilities a range of well maintained offshore RIBS with all the latest navigational and safety equipment. All our courses take in the whole of St Austell Bay making your days with us informative and fun. We use full size 6M + RIBS, not tender size or dinghy sailing rescue boats.
WHO DO WE
We teach from beginner to advanced and even provide Instructor training courses. Our instructors are highly experienced and will make sure you have a really safe and enjoyable course. We also offer own boat tuition, skippered charter of our RIBS and general boating advice, please just call !
WHO THE HECK ARE WE?
DANIEL LOVELL - moved to Cornwall from Lancashire in 2016. Studied outdoor recreation at llandrillo college north Wales. Became a BASI qualified ski instructor and worked in Italy and the mountains for 8 years. Passionate about the water, the move to Cornwall was a natural fit.
With encouragement from friends and family, Dan took over Fowey Maritime Centre in 2017.
In his free time Dan loves to surf, go boating and generally anything to do with the ocean with his daughter Evelyn and wired haired pointer Hildi!
JAN ZIOLO - Born in Glasgow but raised in Liverpool, Jan went to sea after university as an Engineer Officer on large merchant vessels, with the Blue Star Line and P&O Cruises. He joined the Royal Navy after that, serving as a Marine Engineer in the Submarine Service, as a Staff Officer at the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, and as a Submarine Escape and Rescue Instructor at the Submarine Escape Training Tank in Gosport.
His small boat experience started with a ship’s lifeboat course on the River Clyde, before completing his Powerboat Level 2 on the River Mersey and getting introduced to his first RHIB. Since then, he has crewed for both independent inshore rescue and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, and has crewed, skippered and instructed on a range of small fast boats including parachute-droppable ‘Medium Inflatable Boats’ with the Royal Navy Submarine Parachute Assistance Group (SPAG), dive boats and commercial charters.
Currently, Jan works as volunteer crew for Refugee Rescue, on their ex-RNLI RHIB in the Aegean, British Divers Marine Life Rescue and Fathoms Free. He is also a multi-agency diving instructor.
Jan is Fowey Maritime Centre’s lead instructor on the Power and Motor Cruiser schemes. He holds RYA Advanced Powerboat instructor and Cruising instructor (Power) certification and is a Master (200 Tonne Vessels).