RYA Intermediate Powerboat Level 3

RYA Intermediate Powerboat Level 3 in Southampton: Course Summary

  • Course Duration: 2 days
  • Course Cost: From £325pp
  • Course Location: Saxon Wharf Marina, Southampton, SO14 5QF
  • Previous Experienced Required: Yes
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 16 years old
  • What The Course Includes: RIB fuel costs, loan of Gore-Tex waterproofs, RYA Intermediate Power Boat Level 3 certificate, parking and more.
  • What You Will Learn: Chart work, tides, compass rose, weather, position fixing, navigation by GPS, pile moorings, manoeuvring in locks, and more.

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.

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.


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.


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.

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.

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


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.


  • 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

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.


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:


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.

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