Book your RYA Day Skipper Motor course today

RYA Day Skipper Motor is the most popular RYA motor cruising course. The course is perfect for people new to Motor Cruising, existing boat owners and in preparation for chartering a motor cruiser either in the UK or abroad. Also included in the course is a free ICC assessment, this is the license required to skipper a motor cruiser up to 24 metres in European waters.

Typically, student to instructor ratio’s for RYA Motor cruising courses is 5:1. Our RYA Day Skipper Motor Cruising courses run at a student to instructor ratio of only 4:1, meaning all students get more space on the boat, more time on the helm and more instructor support.

Is the RYA Day Skipper Motor course right for me?

The RYA Day Skipper Motor is designed to give students the knowledge and skills to skipper a motor boat in familiar waters by day time. Your four days onboard will be under the expert guidance of an RYA MCA qualified instructor. They will give you the space and knowledge to practice your new found skills whilst onboard with us.

On completion of this course you can apply for your International Certificate of Competence (ICC) Power up to 24 metres. This certificate is needed if you are going to European waters or looking to hire a motor boat abroad. Ocean Sports Tuition always includes the ICC assessment with every Day Skipper Motor Course.

Do I need previous experience?

Yes, as a minimum we recommend you have 2 prior days on a motor cruiser with 4 night hours, ideally the RYA Helmsman’s course. Your theory knowledge will need to be at a Day Skipper level or equivalent. Students must be at least 16 before attending this course, for students under 16 we recommend the RYA Helmsman’s course.

What will I learn?

Boat preparation, boat handling, passage planning and making, navigation, use of GPS, pilotage, rules of the road, engine knowledge, checks and routine, maintenance,  night cruising and what to do in an emergency.

bare boat motorboat charter - moored powerboat alongside a pontoon

Course Schedule

Monday – Thursday inclusive

Course includes:

  • Low student instructor ratio of 4:1
  • All moorings
  • Expert tuition
  • Lunch
  • Waterproofs
  • On site parking available 

Course Costs:

£999.00 per person

Group Bookings:

Book 2 places = £979 per person 

Book 3 places £969per person 

Book 4 places and have exclusive use of the boat and the instructor for private tuition for = £955 per person 

We can also run this course on a private 1:1 or 1:2 basis, the cost of this is £3800.  

Own Boat Tuition

This course can run on your boat for yourself or a group of up to 4 students. Own boat training costs from £250 per day plus VAT.

Please contact us for more information regarding own boat tuition.

Course Location

Unit 6 Saxon Wharf Marina
SO14 5QF

Booking Details

To book, please look at our course dates, email us or phone us on 02381 242159.

If you have any questions, or want to know if the course is right for you, or just want to talk in more detail about the course, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.