RYA Powerboat Level 2

A two day course providing the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat.  This is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence.


£349 including everything

2 Days 09.30 till 17.30

Ratio: Max 3 persons

Difficulty: Beginners

Learn to Powerboat and gain the RYA certificate showing you have mastered all the basic boat handling skills.

Course includes use of our RibQuest 6.5 metre brand new RIB with 150hp outboard 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.

  • Safety equipment onboard
  • Pre departure checks
  • Weather and tides
  • Charts, navigation and understanding your local area
  • Berthing in marinas, mooring on buoys and close quarter handling
  • Planing speed manoeuvres and crew safety
  • Person over board recovery and prevention
  • Planning and executing a trip using electronic and paper charts
  • Collision regulations
  • Dayshapes, night lights and buoyage

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 day boat use in the daytime in familiar waters. Once you have gained some more experience and want to venture further afield we hope you will come back to us to do the intermediate course!

  • 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

To mitigate risk to staff and customers we are ensuring the following:

  • Lessons will be timed to allow gaps between trips limiting the number of persons in one area.
  • The boat will be disinfected bewteen sessions and fully deep cleaned at the end of each day.
  • Masks must be worn during your time with us.  Masks are available to buy should you not have one.
  • Hand cleansing stations are located upon arrival and before boarding the RIB.
  • Lifejackets will be fully disinfected between trips.
  • All equipment fully disinfected again at the end of the day and left over night.
  • We will reduce our use of waterproofs so please ensure you come fully equipped for the weather conditions on the day.

If you or any member of your party are displaying any symptons of coronavirus then please do not turn up for your Rib Ride.

Give us a call to rearrange.

If you develop symptoms after your course then do please let us know.

Your safety first…..your enjoyment a very close second !

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 Harbour
  • Anchoring in lovely bays like Babbacombe
  • Learn whilst exploring the whole of Torbay


Can’t find the dates you want, please send us a message and we will see what we can do


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    June 20, 2021

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