Course for those wishing to operate craft commercially up to 20 miles from a safe haven by day or night.


£549 plus exam fee

3 Days & 2 nights from 10.00 (inc exam)

Ratio: Max 3 persons

Difficulty: Advanced

Students taking the Advanced Powerboat CoC Exam need to hold a VHF/SRC operators certificate and a valid first aid certificate, and have 2 years relevant experience including night pilotage. Once you complete this RYA Advanced Powerboat Course Completion Certificate the seatime is required as a guide is: 20 days, 2 days as skipper, 400 miles, 12 night hours. All qualifying seatime must be within 10 years prior to the exam. You are strongly advised to complete the Yachtmaster theory too.
Once successfully passed, the CoC can then be commercially endorsed with Sea Survival, PPR and a ML5 or ENG1 Medical

Course includes use of our RibQuest 6.5 metre RIB which is based in Torquay Marina. Fuel, certificate and handbook are all included.

The RYA exam fee is excluded, the exam will take place on the last day taking in some day/night time driving and include passage planning.

  • Revising chart work
  • Collision regulations
  • Meteorology
  • Boat handling
  • Night time passage making
  • Practical exam

How long is the licence valid?

Your licence will be registered with the RYA so the is always a record, there is no revalidation required.

Can I hire a boat using the licence?

Yes, but in Europe you are best gaining the International Certificate of Competence(ICC), this is just a paperwork exercise as you gain for the ICC with your level 2 licence.

What type of boats can I drive?

The course is for those wishing to operate craft commercially up to 20 miles from a safe haven by day or night.

  • Passport Photo for the licence
  • Lunch money or packed lunch, there are plenty of local places to get a bite
  • Small bag with extra layers, there is storage on the boat
  • Non slip or trainer style shoe
  • Waterproofs
  • Sun block and hat for those sunny days

The Perfect Place for Training

We are based in Torquay Marina and have training and changing facilities on site.  Torbay offers sheltered waters but also challenging places to practice basic navigation and tides. We can always find somewhere to complete the course – even in the most difficult of weathers.

  • Visit Paignton and Brixham Harbours
  • Anchoring in lovely bays like Babbacombe
  • High Speed Manoeuvres in Torbay


Give us a call or email to discuss dates.


star rating  We have done a few different rib rides when we've visited Torquay in the past. This time we wanted one which was more of a tour where you stop and... read more

September 4, 2022

star rating  Excellent course from start to finish ran by Olly.
Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Highly recommended if using PWC.
Gained loads of useful knowledge!

Glenn J
November 13, 2022

star rating  Amazing experience and well worth the money! Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Fast ride at times, with lots of laughter. Many photo opportunities of caves, dolphins and seals!... read more

September 24, 2022