Book an Intermediate Powerboat Course in Southampton

If you have completed your RYA Powerboat level 2 course and now want to develop your skills and qualifications and deepen your boating knowledge to venture to unfamiliar waters, Ocean Sports Tuition would love to help you realise your powerboating ambitions with this great training course, the RYA Intermediate Powerboat Course.


Is the RYA Intermediate Powerboat Course right for me?

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.


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.

A number 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 day time. 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.

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Course includes:

When you book onto this 2 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
• Use of waterproofs
• Expert tuition from your RYA MCA Advanced Powerboat Instructor
• Free parking
• Free tea and coffee
• Top of the range MCA inspected 6.8 metre Ribcraft RIB and fuel



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 of 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 do 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.


Course Location

Our RYA approved training centre is based at:

Unit 6 Saxon Wharf Marina
SO14 5QF

Booking Details

To book your RYA Intermediate Powerboat course in Southampton, please view our course dates below and book online, 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 do not hesitate to call us.

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