Advanced Powerboat: Intensive training for handling powerboats by day and night
Advanced Powerboat Training Course
The aim of this course is to teach boat handling, seamanship, pilotage and navigation up to the standards required to drive planing powerboats safely by day and by night. In addition, the training develops the skipper’s role and boat handling in more demanding conditions. This is useful course for drivers of ‘chase boats’ and larger yacht tenders to operate further from their base and by night.
For professional mariners, with a commercial endorsement in place on your Powerboat Advanced certificate, you can work on commercial vessels up to 24m in length, subject to the MCA’s codes of practice, operating in category 3, 4, 5 and 6 waters, that is up to 20 miles from a safe haven.
To apply for this course, you should be an experienced powerboat driver with a thorough knowledge of chart work and navigation to the level of Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster shorebased. It is strongly recommended candidates hold a VHF operators and first aid certificate.
The course will run over three days including one evening for the night navigation training and exercises; when training with Aigua, the night time navgation training usually runs on the evening of the second training day. Moderation will take place on the third day.
These advanced courses are run on RYA approved advanced training vessels from our training base in Palma harbour and an Advanced Powerboat Handbook is available to buy at just €20.
The course fee of €699 includes the training vessel, RYA Advanced Powerboat instructor, fuel and Advanced course completion certificate.
RYA exam fee for Advanced Powerboat is 185.00GBP and is payable directly to the RYA by the exam candidate. Aigua Sea School course fees includes the RIB and fuel, examiner travel expenses for the exam session. The exam session can be arranged by Aigua on your behalf.
Minimum age to attend the Advanced Powerboat course is 17 years.
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Just finished another course with Aigua Sea School, my 4th to date. As always Linda’s team were friendly, professional and knowledgeable and delivered my course in a most relaxed and encouraging format. In my experiences nothing is to much trouble for them. Thanks to Nathan for all your help on my course. Also thanks to…
I just completed the Powerboat Level 2. From the moment I contacted the school they have been nothing but professional and passionate about what they do. JP, Rachael and Linda are great people who really care about their students. The course and instructor Fred were amazing. The training was fun and I learned more than…
The course was great, Nathan was super attentive, he’s a great teacher. I feel like I got the best training possible being the only student, I really enjoyed the course.