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RYA Powerboat Level 2

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Portsmouth Watersports Centre

Eastern Road



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Our welcoming instructors are on hand to ease you into the world of powerboating, whether you are a beginner or a well seasoned sailor, we have a course for you. We provide all of the equipment and clothing needed including; buoyancy aids, wetsuits, offshore gear, boats and instructors. All you need to bring with you is a change of clothes, a towel, some clothes to stay warm and shoes you don’t mind getting wet.

Whether you are new to powerboating or have some experience and are looking for certification, the Powerboat Level 2 course could well be for you. Level 2 offers a general introduction to powerboating and teaches core boat handling and safety skills.

It focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speeds and collision regulations.

The RYA Powerboat Level 2 course is also known as the 'National Powerboat Certificate' and is generally considered as the licence for powerboats; it is often deemed the equivalent to a driving licence. The qualification is widely recognised throughout the world.

Powerboat training with Portsmouth Watersports Centre isn't all about the certification, though. The two day course will equip students with the necessary safety skills and help to build confidence but it is also about having fun.

Course Duration:

The Powerboat Level 2 course takes two days (0930 to 1700 hrs) to complete.

Assumed knowledge: None. May be preceded by Level 1 Start Powerboating

Minimum duration: 2 days

Minimum age: 12. Candidates under the age of 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate

Course content: Launching and recovery, boat handling, securing to a buoy, anchoring, leaving and coming alongside, man overboard

Ability after the course: Self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of craft

What's Included:

Level 2 Powerboat training at Portsmouth Watersports Centre is comprehensive. We aim to make life as easy as possible for our students and provide the following within the course:

  • 2 days of instruction

  • Use of our RIBs (rigid inflatable boats)

  • Fuel

  • Bouyancy Aid

  • Free Parking

  • Free Wifi

What's Not Included:

You may wish to bring your own:

  • Lunch (available to buy locally)

Is This Course For Me?

Wondering if this is the course for you? The Powerboat Level 2 course is suitable for a wide range of people, from beginners wanting to gain skills and improve confidence, to those with a bit more experience looking to gain their powerboat 'licence'. Some people's aim is simply to be able to drive a speedboat for fun, others look to use the skill as a vehicle for their sport or job. This course might appeal to:

  • Water-skiiers

  • Wake-boarders

  • Divers

  • Anglers

  • Lifeboat crew

  • Super Yacht deck crew who drive the tendor

  • Powerboat owners

  • Offshore wind farm crew

  • Harbour masters, police

  • Safetyboat crew and cox'ns

If you are unsure as to whether the Level Two course is the one for you, please don't hesitate to contact one of our course advisors to discuss your options in detail on 02380 231122.

Why Choose Portsmouth Watersports For This Course?:

Portsmouth Watersports is a family orientated business with a strong ethos committed to delivering the best quality training courses. We want you to learn and get the skills you sign up for, but we also want you to have fun.

We think it is important for our students to learn with high quality, modern kit, so this is what we provide as standard.

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