RYA Powerboat  Advanced course


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RYA Advanced Powerboat Course £299


From £299 based out of Fowey.


Our fully inclusive RYA Advanced Powerboat Course costs just £ per person for this 2 day course and runs from our Fowey base. We always include everything you need to complete this course except lunch.


The course is run over 2 full days but the first day is extended into the night to allow for several hours of night work, effectively meaning 2 1/2 days are packed into 2 days.


For this advanced powerboat course we use our 7.5m rib with a Mercury 225hp petrol outboard. The rib is MCA coded cat 3R.

The RYA Powerboat Advanced course is the pinnacle of the RYA Powerboat scheme and usually requires students to have been powerboating for several seasons.  We are always happy to advise you, so do call us or email dan@foweymaritimecentre.com.



RYA Powerboat Advanced Course Content:


Day 1

Classroom Catch Up. With our course limited to just 3 students we have time to  assess your theory knowledge levels. Your instructor will fill any gaps in the essential theory knowledge needed to complete the course. This initial period in the classroom helps with refresh existing skills and also learn new theory.


Practical Warm Up. You may not be familiar with larger ribs, we use the next hour or so to run through a few favourites including:- Initial boat checks and startup, marina skills, man over board and picking up a mooring.


Advanced Practical Navigation. We introduce several new techniques including compass back bearings, transits and following a depth contour.


Introduction To Night Navigation. Understanding buoyage and light characteristics is the key to a safe passage planning at night. Time in our classroom creating safe planning and bringing in the earlier practical navigation skills ensures the correct preparation prior to our night run. We run our passage plan and use advanced navigation to find various markers.


Day 2

Classroom Debrief. Filling in gaps and checking over the night runs pros and cons comes first on day 2. Then an informative session including:- understanding twin engine installations, diesel/petrol engines, propeller setup, rough weather handling, meteorology, tidal streams, search patterns, spiders webs and GPS navigation including XTE.


Practical Session. We then use all of the above to run a longer passage in some rougher water with a shallow water pilotage just for fun.


So a summary of whats included in our advanced course:-


  • RYA advanced powerboat instructor
  • Large rib training boat including all fuel used
  • Waterproof gear and lifejacket
  • Classroom with charts, books, tea & coffee
  • RYA advanced certificate on successful completion of the course.


Previous Experience Required For the RYA Advanced Powerboat Course :-

  • Your boat handling skills should be to RYA Intermediate Powerboat level or above. Your theory & navigational knowledge should be to the level of RYA Yachtmaster theory. We run several preparation days for advanced course students to ensure their theory is up to scratch.


Recommended :-

  • First Aid certificate equal to RYA First Aid.





FOWEY MARITIME CENTRE - 20 Lostwithiel Street, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1BE



20 Lostwithiel Street, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1BE


FMC 20 Lostwithiel Street, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1BE