The boat we use primarily for our RYA Powerboat 2 course is Triton, our Highfield Ocean Master 5.9m. Fitted with a Honda 135hp four stroke engine it is capable of over 30 knots, but due to its aluminium hull construction feels very comfortable even in more challenging sea conditions. Pictured below when we launched her in April 2017.
Our newest addition is Gemini, a fully-coded 8-seater Highfield RIB. This boat has twin Suzuki engines and was purchased primarily to accompany our kayak tours, providing backup from a distance. We also use it for PB2 courses and tasters. The boat is coded to Category 4 + 3R, which means it can be used for commercial trips up to 20 miles from a safe haven. It is fitted with a set of safety and navigation equipment as per Maritime Coastguard Agency
Our daily workhorses are our five ‘O-boats’ (because they are orange!), which we use as safety boats for teaching and hires. They are Newmatic 360 boats made by Rigiflex and fitted with 15hp Mariner outboards. We sometimes use them on our powerboat courses as they are a tiller-steer boat rather than a wheel.
Please note that we cannot teach you powerboating on your own boat, as we cannot verify its safety and condition in advance. We also cannot rent out any powerboats (UK legislation makes this just too difficult, even if you do have a PB2 licence!).
We are happy to recommend our local dealer Cambrian Marine, based in Aberaeron, who service and maintain our powerboats.