Powerboating

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Taking place in the ideal training area of Brightlingsea, Our courses are taught in either of our Ribcraft RIBs- Rigid Inflatable Boats. 

 

This will give you the Planing endorsement to your powerboat qualifications.

We can also arrange 'own-boat' tuition, bespoke days, ICC Assessments and Level 2 Direct Assessments. 

Powerboat Level 2

The most popular course, the driving licence of powerboats and the basis if the International Certificate of Competence.

 

Why? The purpose of this course is to teach boat handling and seamanship in power boats. The course may be conducted in a variety of boat types, both planning and displacement, and the certificate issued will be endorsed to show the type(s) of boat in which the training took place. And its great fun!

Where?              Brightlingsea

How Long?          2 Days

How Old?            12

How Many?         1:3 Max

How Much?         £300

 

Syllabus

 

Please note 12-15 year olds will receive the Level 2 Certificate which will be endorsed - "The holder should only use powered craft under the supervision of a responsible adult."

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RYA Level 1

 

The start of the RYA Powerboat Scheme. There is no need to complete this course before going for the Level 2, but it can provide a useful starting point for younger powerboaters.

 

Purpose: 

To provide a practical introduction to boat handling and safety in powerboats. The course may be conducted in a variety of boat types, both planning and displacement, and the certificate issued will be endorsed to show the type(s) of boat in which the training took place.

Where?              Brightlingsea

How Long?          1 Day

How Old?            8

How Many?         1:3 Max

How Much?         £180

 

Please note: 8-11 year olds will receive the Level 1 certificate which will be endorsed - "The holder should only use powered craft under the supervision of a responsible adult on board the craft."

12-15 year olds will receive the Level 1 certificate which will be endorsed - "The holder should only use powered craft under the supervision of a responsible adult."

 

RYA Intermediate Powerboat

This course covers the practical use of pilotage and passage planning by day on coastal waters using both traditional and electronic navigational techniques.

This course builds on the foundation knowledge of the Level 2 Powerboat Handling course and is suited to those who aim to drive larger more powerful powerboats. During the two days you will cover, cruising at planing speed and more advanced boat handling. It is recommended for anyone considering moving on to the Advanced course.

 

Assumed knowledge:

Candidates should be competent to the standard of National Powerboat Certificate Level 2 with coastal endorsement. The course may be conducted on a planing or displacement boat.

Knowledge to the level of Day Skipper theory is recommended. It is strongly recommended that candidates hold a first aid certificate and a VHF/SRC operator’s certificate.

Course Content

Planning a day cruise, boat preparation, boat handling, pilotage, passage making, man overboard

Where?              Brightlingsea

How Long?          2 Days

How Old?            16

How Many?         1:3 Max

How Much?         £320

 

RYA Advanced Powerboat (Course)

 

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

It includes navigation at planing speed, weather and other aspects of skippering powerboats on more challenging passages in coastal waters.

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 Shorebased course.

Course Content

Preparation for sea, boat handling, passage making and responsibility as skipper, pilotage, meteorology, rules of the road, use of engines, emergency situations, night cruising

Where?              Brightlingsea

How Long?          2 Days (inc a night ex)

How Old?            17

How Many?         1:3 Max

How Much?         £370

If you are wishing to use this certificate commercially, you will need to undertake the Advanced Powerboat Exam, which is separate to this course. We can arrange this and supply an appropriate vessel. We can discuss this with you when taking the course. Also see below for the Prep and Exam Options

 

RYA Advanced Powerboat (Course, Prep and Exam)

 

This course is designed to give you the best chance of passing your Advanced CoC Exam, which will be examined by an RYA Examiner who has not taken part in the course.

The theory days will refresh your existing knowledge of IRPCS, buoyage, navigation and other topics that can be examined. The two day Advanced Powerboat course will get you practically ready for the afloat activities.

Candidates should be competent to the standard of the Intermediate Powerboat Certificate with a thorough knowledge of navigation and chart work to the level of the Coastal Skipper/RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased certificate. It is strongly recommended that candidates hold a first aid certificate and a VHF operator’s certificate.

Course Content

Preparation for sea, boat handling, passage making and responsibility as skipper, pilotage, meteorology, rules of the road, use of engines, emergency situations, night cruising

Where?              Brightlingsea

How Long?          5 Days (inc a night ex, then exam)

How Old?            17

How Many?         1:3 Max

How Much?         £999 (This includes the RYA Exam Fee)

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RYA Tender Operator

 

Originally intended for operators responsible for ferrying passengers between Superyachts and the shore, this course is very useful for anyone operating a powerboat day or night with responsibility for carrying passengers.

Designed in conjunction with the Professional Yachting Association (PYA) this course is intended to build upon a candidate's basic powerboating knowledge and skills.

Attendees will gain confidence in their ability to manoeuvre a powerboat more smoothly but the real benefit is the emphasis on learning important skills in pilotage, both day and night, and passenger carriage and management.

The course includes plenty of time to practice working with a crew member and operating short-handed.  In navigation terms, the emphasis is on short ship-to-shore transfers by day and at night.

Course Content

Passenger safety and comfort, daytime pilotage, night time pilotage, emergency situations, associated theory.

 

Where?              Brightlingsea

How Long?          2 Days

How Old?            17

How Many?         1:3 Max

How Much?         £350

EMT Powerboating

Why Choose Us?

 

Experience-

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. 

Instructors- 

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

Kit-

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

Location-

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)