Powerboating

Our RYA Powerboat 2 courses are run regularly in New Quay.

Students and instructor should observe Welsh Government Covid 19 advice at the time of the course

 Each student will be allocated their own waterproof jackets, trousers and lifejacket.  

If the published dates don't suit you, contact us and we may be able to arrange an alternative.

The boat we use primarily for our RYA Powerboat 2 course is the Highfield Ocean Master 5.9m.  Fitted with a Honda 135hp four stroke engine it is capable of over 30 knots but due to it's aluminium hull construction feels very comfortable even in more challenging sea conditions.  Pictured below when we launched her in April 2017.

 

Our fleet of 5 safety boats used by instructors when teaching are Newmatic 360 made by Rigiflex fitted with 15hp Mariner outboards. We sometimes use them on our powerboat courses as they are a "tiller" steer boat rather than a wheel.  This can be useful if our students will be going on to teaching watersports or safety boat duty.

 

We are happy to recommend our local dealer Cambrian Marine based in Aberaeron who service and maintain our power boats. 

Course dates

Courses

RYA Powerboat Level 2 (PB2)

On this popular 2 day course you will learn how to launch and recover, high and low speed manoeuvres, "man overboard" recovery and other seamanship skills, complemented by shore based sessions on practical use of charts, tides and currents, weather interpretation etc.  We expect that 90% of the course time will be on the water.

On successful completion of the course you can apply for the International Certificate of Competence (ICC) available through the RYA, which is a requirement of many countries even if only visiting for a holiday. 

We will need a passport sized photograph of yourself for your certificate.

This course is the entry level qualification required by those who wish to work in the marine / watersports industry.  Minimum age is 12.

Duration: 2 Days Price: £ 285 View Dates
Powerboat taster (1 hour)

In this one hour session we will give you an introduction to the basics.

You will be under the close supervision of a qualified instructor with the emphasis on fun and safety while you try your hand at slow and fast boat handling. 

Get in touch and we will try to arrange a time to suit.

01545 561257

Minimum age is 12.

Duration: 1 hour Price: £ 55.00 View Dates
RYA Safety Boat

To participate in this course you must already hold the RYA Powerboat 2 Certificate.

Held over two days the course is a mixture of sessions afloat and ashore covering techniques in recovering and towing capsized dinghies, windsurfers, kayaks and disabled powerboats.

Ideal for those who want to provide watersports safety boat cover or anyone wishing to become an RYA Senior Instructor.

Minimum age 16.

Duration: 2 Days Price: £ 285 View Dates
VHF course

There is some preparatory work to do so book your place at least 8 days prior so we can post joining instructions, pre-work and text book to you.

We need a minimum of 3 students to run this course.  Course maximum is 8 students.

You need to be at least 16 years old.

The Course fee is £85 per person, the RYA certificate costs £60.

Duration: 1 day Price: £ 145 View Dates