Take your boating to the next level with the RYA Intermediate Powerboating Course

If you have completed your Level 2 course and now want to develop your skills, qualifications and boating knowledge to venture into unfamiliar waters, the RYA Intermediate Powerboat Course, is your ideal next step.

The RYA Intermediate Powerboat course is for those boaters who want to embark upon longer coastal passages by day to broaden and expand upon their RYA Powerboat Level 2 knowledge. Please note that this is a mandatory requirement for anyone looking to complete the RYA Advanced Powerboat qualification.

Why should I choose the RYA Powerboat Level 3 Southampton course?

Guiding you through our RYA Power Boat Level 3 Southampton course, are our highly experienced RYA instructors who deliver high impact, high quality teaching either on a small group or individual basis.

Located in the heart of Southampton, this 2-day powerboat course is perfect for those located in Hampshire, on the South Coast or even 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.

Do I need previous experience?

Unlike the Level 1 and 2 qualifications, the Intermediate Powerboat course requires previous powerboat experience. You may have completed the RYA Powerboat Level 2 course, or you may have an equivalent level of experience.

Many of our students also find that some of the theory courses help them to better understand some of the more technical elements of the course. If you have completed the RYA VHF, RYA First Aid or RYA Day Skipper theory course, you will find that you are able to put into practice some of the information that you have learned on the Intermediate Powerboat course.

Due to the more technical nature of this course compared to others, we have set a minimum age for students on the Intermediate Powerboat course of 16 years old.

What will I learn?

The RYA Intermediate Powerboat course will give you the opportunity to plan a cruise by daytime. You will have the opportunity to participate in two cruises – one by traditional methods of navigation and the other by GPS. During this course you will have the opportunity to develop your existing safety and boat handling to the standard required for longer passages in more complex scenarios.

Subjects covered will include chart work, tides, compass rose, weather, position fixing, navigation by GPS, methods of navigation at high speed, pile moorings, manoeuvring in locks, and a range of man overboard methods.

For further information on the topics covered, take a look at the Intermediate Powerboat course syllabus.

As some of 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 Intermediate Powerboat Level 3, you may wish to further your experience with the following RYA powerboat courses:

powerboat training
RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course
I'm looking for RYA Intermediate Powerboat near me. Where do you run your courses?

Our RYA Level 3 Powerboat training is run at our RYA training centre in Southampton and out on the Solent. To book your RYA Powerboat Intermediate in Southampton, call 02381 242 159 or email info@oceansportstuition.co.uk.

What is the RYA Powerboat Level 3 Solent course age Limit?

Our RYA Intermediate Powerboat Solent courses have a minimum age limit of 16 years old.

How much is to take the Intermediate Powerboat course?

RYA Intermediate Powerboat Southampton course costs £325.00 per person with Ocean Sports.

Do I need to do the level 2 course before I can do the Intermediate Powerboat Course Solent?

Yes. As it is an advanced course, it is essential that you have already achieved your Level 2 qualification, before undertaking the Level 3 Intermediate Power Boat course.

What does the RYA Powerboat Level 3 Course Fee include?

When you book onto this two-day course with Ocean Sports Tuition, we will ensure that you are provided with all of 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 Intermediate Power Boat Level 3 certificate
  • on site parking available 
  • Free refreshments including Tea and Coffee

RYA Intermediate Powerboat Level 3 Course Price

This course is £325.00 per person for two days of training with a qualified RYA instructor. Due to the size of our RIBs, all our 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 £810 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 Intermediate 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 this 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 Intermediate Powerboat course in Southampton, please view our course dates below and book onlineemail 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 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.