Step your boating up a gear with the RYA Advanced Powerboating Course

The RYA Advanced Powerboat Course is perfect for anyone who wants to develop their skills to a level whereby they can confidently venture further afield or deal with different or adverse conditions by day and night.

Do I need previous experience to take the RYA Advanced Powerboat Course?

Yes, the following qualifications are required:

  • Successful completion of the RYA Powerboat Level 2 course
  • Successful completion of the RYA Intermediate Powerboat level course
  • Knowledge of navigation - Coastal Skipper/RYA Yachtmaster theory
  • RYA First Aid Certificate
  • VHF Radio Certificate – RYA SRC

Due to the fact this is an advanced course compared to others, we have set a minimum age for students on the Advanced Powerboat course of 17 years old.

Why should I choose the RYA Advanced Powerboat course?

On completion of the RYA Advanced Powerboat Course, students can sit the RYA MCA Advanced Powerboat exam (certificate of competence). If you wish to gain work within the marine industry, skippering commercial vessels, your RYA Advanced Powerboat Certificate of Competence can be commercially endorsed.

Our highly experienced RYA instructors will guide you through our RYA Advanced Powerboat course, delivering high impact, high quality teaching either in a small group or on an individual basis.

Located in the heart of Southampton, this 2-day advanced powerboat course is perfect for those located in Hampshire, on the South Coast, or even based in London. It is designed to take already competent powerboaters to the next level.

With a curated list of recommended accommodations to suit all tastes and budgets, the Ocean Sports Tuition team is more than happy to find you a place to stay for the duration of your visit. For more information about where we are located, call 02381 242159 or email info@oceansportstuition.co.uk.

What will I learn?

The RYA Advanced Powerboat Southampton course includes GPS navigation, improved boat handling skills, high-speed navigation, night navigation, rough weather handling, and sector searches, as well as a refresher on all other aspects of power boating.

For further information on the topics covered, take a look at the RYA Advanced Powerboat syllabus.

We run a midweek course every month with a maximum ratio of students per instructor of 3:1. We can also run weekend courses when demand exceeds our scheduled courses. Please call us if you need to attend on the weekend.

Courses run from 0930 until late on the first day and from 0930 to 1600 on the second day.

Recognised as being among the most highly commended power boat courses in the UK, the RYA powerboat courses practice techniques, manoeuvres, and best practices to keep you safe.

If you are looking to expand your RYA Powerboat qualifications after completing your Advanced Powerboat certificate, you may wish to further your experience with the following RYA powerboat courses:

Advanced powerboat
RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course
How can I get an RYA Advanced Powerboat with commercial endorsement?

RYA commercially endorsed qualifications can open the door to a career in the marine industry. For information about holding a commercial endorsement on your RYA certification, including medical fitness and the commercial endorsement application form, visit the RYA website.

Can I sit my RYA Advanced Powerboat exam with Ocean Sports as well?

Yes. If you would like to take the exam, we also run an RYA MCA Advanced Powerboat preparation and exam course.

In order to take the certificate of competency exam, the RYA recommends that candidates have the following experience: 30 days at sea, 2 days as skipper, 800 miles, and 12 night hours. However, if you have attended our two-day RYA Advanced Powerboat Course this is reduced to 20 days and 400 miles.

What are the advanced powerboat commercial endorsement limitations?

The advanced powerboat limitations can be found here on the RYA website.

I live in London and am looking for an advanced powerboat course near me. Can you help?

Yes. If you are looking for an advanced powerboat course in London, Ocean Sports Tuition is a great choice. Just an hour from London by train or car, our advanced powerboat courses on the Solent are easily accessible.

What is covered in the advanced powerboat course syllabus?

Wondering what topics we cover in the RYA Advanced Powerboat in Southampton course? The full advanced powerboat syllabus can be downloaded below:

RYA Advanced Powerboat syllabus

What does the RYA Advanced Powerboat Course Fee include?

When you book onto this two-day course with Ocean Sports Tuition, we will ensure that you are provided with all the relevant equipment to give you the best experience possible. This includes:

  • Mooring fees
  • Loan of Gore-Tex waterproofs
  • Use of our modern MCA inspected 6.8 metre Rib (Ribcraft)
  • Rib fuel costs
  • Expert tuition from your RYA MCA Advanced Powerboat Instructor
  • RYA Advanced Powerboat course completion certificate
  • On site parking available 
  • Free refreshments including tea and coffee

RYA Advanced Powerboat Course Price

This course is £350.00 per person (plus VAT) for two days of training with a qualified RYA instructor. Due to the size of our RIBs, all -courses take place in small groups, with a maximum group size of 3. Alternatively, to ensure that you get the maximum amount of time to practice and learn, we can run this course on a one to one basis at a cost of £954 plus VAT.

Additionally, if you have your own powerboat that you would like to use for the course, we also run own boat tuition. For more information or to check that your own boat is suitable for the Advanced Powerboat course, speak to a member of our team today.

For further information regarding online bookings, ICC licence cost, boat licence prices, anchoring course fees, or general course prices, please call Ocean Sports Tuition on

02381 242159 or email info@oceansportstuition.co.uk.

Own Boat Tuition

We can also deliver the RYA Advanced Powerboat course with an RYA instructor on your own boat. For further information, please contact us on 02381 242159 or email info@oceansportstuition.co.uk.

RYA Approved Course Location

Unit 6 Saxon Wharf Marina

Lower York Street


SO14 5QF

Booking Details

To book your RYA Advanced Powerboat course in Southampton, please view our course dates and book online via the button below, email us or phone us on 02381 242159.

If you have any questions, would like to know if this course is right for you, or just want to talk in more detail about the course, please do not hesitate to call us.

Ocean Sports Tuition also offers a range of online and face-to-face theory courses, as well as a variety of practical Solent boat training courses at our RYA approved training centre in Southampton. Call us on 02381 242159 or email info@oceansportstuition.co.uk to register your interest.



  • Please check your eligibility to be issued with an ICC.
  • Group discounts:  applies when one booking one payment is taken.
  • Group discounts do not apply during extra peak season – i.e., Bank Holiday weekends.