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RYA Power Boat Training Courses

Power boat

We offer RYA powerboat training courses from beginner through to advanced. Practical, enjoyable courses on the beautiful Exe Estuary and approaches using harbour patrol vessels.

We have two vessels that we use for RYA Powerboat courses and skippered vessel charter;

  • The ‘City of Exeter’ is a 7.9m Cheetah Cat with four stroke twin 135hp Honda outboard Engines. Coded for Category 3 (Up to 20 miles from a safe haven).  She is an excellent example of this well regarded and popular design
  • Our Alaska 500 was built by Shetland. With a 70hp four stroke Yamaha engine this vessel provides positive handling and copes well with the choppy waters


For further information or to book a course please contact us:

Telephone: 01395 223 265    


Address: Trinity Buoy Store, Camperdown Terrace, Exmouth, EX8 1EQ   


Courses we offer

Powerboat level 2

Improve your powerboat driving and handling techniques over two days. If you’re new to powerboating, this practical course will prepare you with the safe driving and handling skills you need to complete short day trips in a powerboat.

Covering the theory and practical skills needed to become a competent powerboat driver, the course focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, driving at planning speed and collision regulations.

Instructor to pupil ratio 1:3

Course Program: 2 days or sessions equalling 16 hours.

Cost: £295 pp


26 and 27 March 2022

7 and 8 May 2022


RYA level 2 - Powerboat handling direct assessment

A direct assessment is available for those who already have experience with powerboats.

The RYA Powerboat Level 2 Direct Assessment consists of a half day training (brushing up your existing skills) and half day assessment allowing a student to gain their RYA Powerboat Level 2 Certificate.

Instructor to pupil ratio 1:2

Course Program; One day

Cost: £225 pp

Dates:  Please contact us for a date.


Intermediate Powerboat Course

To teach powerboating up to the standard required to complete a short coastal passage by day. In essence this course aims to introduce those boaters who have previously stayed ‘close to home’ to travel that bit further and undertake short coastal passages.

Instructor to pupil ratio 1:2

Course Program: 2 days from 9.00am to 5.00pm

Cost: £295 pp

Dates: 24 and 25 May 2022


Advanced Power Boat

This course covers boat handling, seamanship, pilotage and navigation up to the standards required to drive a planning powerboat safely by day and night in tidal coastal waters with which the candidate is familiar. After completing the course you should be able to plan and execute coastal trips and return to a familiar port by night. Maximum two students per course.

Instructor to pupil ratio 1:2

Cost: £350 pp


4 and 5 December 2021 - Fully booked

22 and 23 January 2022

19 and 20 March 2022


Vessel Charter

Our vessels can be chartered with a professional skipper for activities which help meet the Port Authority aims and objectives. This includes events, educational and environmental projects. Please get in touch if you would like further details.

When this content has been updated

Last updated 15 November 2021