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Powerboat Instructor

Learn how to pass your skills on to new powerboaters, and become a RYA Powerboat Instructor! 

During this three day course, you will learn how to run practical and theory sessions and cover the syllabus required. 

Prior to the course, you will need to pass a Pre-Skills assessment to make sure your boat handling skills are up to scratch. This must be completed within 6 months of the course starting. The dates for this are also on the below booking link. This is a 4 hour assessment, and costs £95. 

Where?              Brightlingsea

How Long?          3 Days

How Old?            16

How Many?         1:6 Max

How Much?         £370

Dates:               On Booking Hound

Required certificates 


  • Five seasons experience of powerboating logged (preferably in range of boat types and sizes) OR one season for those who use powerboats as an integral part of their normal full-time occupation.

Pre-entry assessment 

  • Candidates must attend a skills assessment prior to their instructor training course. Details can be found in the RYA Power Schemes Instructor Handbook (G19).

Training course

  • Three day course assessed by an independent Trainer on the third day.

  • Candidates who are already qualified as an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor (power) may attend a one day conversion course, rather than the full three day course.

Qualified to teach

  • Up to and including Powerboat Level 2 under the supervision of the Principal or Chief instructor.

  • If you hold the Safety Boat Certificate, you may also teach the Safety Boat Course.


  • Five years from date of issue, provided that a valid first aid certificate is maintained.

RYA membership Required

Health Declaration

  • You will be asked to sign a health declaration stating that you are not suffering from any physical or mental impairment which has an adverse effect on your ability to properly discharge your duty of care as an instructor. If you are unable to sign the standard declaration, you will be required to complete a medical questionnaire.

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Why Choose Us?



We want you to have a great time and great fun learning with us. It needs to be professional, appropriate, worthwhile and fun for you and we work hard to provide this. 


We only use a small group of skilled instructors that know their stuff, and want you to enjoy your course.


We aim to provide really good quality, modern training kit- including our training boats!


We have a great training area. Surrounded by beautiful views, in a sheltered harbour on the renowned East Coast. The best of both worlds- shelter in one direction, and open water the other. It has all the facilities for a great course.  

All courses advertised on this page are run by us- Essex Marine Training Ltd, from our base in Brightlingsea, Essex (unless you have specifically arranged Own Boat tuition with us for another location)

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