A course for leisure and professional boaters wanting to undertake more adventurous trips by day and night.


£399 including everything

2 Days 10.00 till 17.00 plus one evening

Ratio: Max 3 persons

Difficulty: Advanced

The advanced course with high speed night navigation is the highlight of the RYA scheme, delivered on powerful RIBs in Torbay this offers an exciting and highly rewarding course.

Anybody undertaking this course must have the practical skills of the Intermediate course and knowledge of navigation to at least the standard of the Coastal Skipper/RYA Yachtmaster Shore-based course (available online with us)

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

We limit our numbers on the course to ensure you have plenty of time on the helm with an experienced RYA instructor to guide you through.

  • Preparation for sea
  • Boat handling
  • Passage making and responsibility as a skipper
  • Pilotage
  • Meteorology
  • Rules of the road
  • Use of engines
  • Emergency situations
  • Night cruising

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?

You will be able to plan and execute coastal trips and return to a familiar port by 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 to discuss upcoming courses and dates.


    star rating  Had an exhilarating trip on Raptor as family of 4 (2 boys in their mid 20s). We all thoroughly enjoyed experience from start to finish. Very professional, safe, and exciting. Brilliant.

    May 20, 2021

    star rating  Absolutely brilliant. Went on with my daughter who is ten. They were so attentive and friendly. Made sure my girlie was ok and she loved every second. We both... read more

    July 11, 2021

    star rating  We did the 1 hr rib safari. Highlight of the holiday. Was a great experience and the kids loved it.

    Our guide knew his stuff and was entertaining.

    September 19, 2021