RYA Powerboat Courses

Ocean Sports Tuition, the powerboat specialists, are a provider of high quality RYA powerboat courses that prides itself on customer satisfaction, learning and enjoyment. We strive to provide all our students with a positive individual experience from booking through to course completion. Since starting the company in 2004, we have accrued many years of experience delivering high quality training to meet a range of needs. Owner Andy and the small team of instructors he works with, will make sure your time with Ocean sports tuition is a good one.

All our RYA powerboat courses are run on our 6.8 meter Ribcraft RIB ‘Still No Worries’, powered by a 2 litre 2018 Suzuki 200hp four stroke engine with individual pod style seats for everyone or our 7.8 meter Ribcraft, ‘Dark  N Stormy’ powered by a powerful 250hp engine. Both boats are stored in the dry stack at the Saxon Wharf in Southampton.

The RYA powerboat scheme consists of six courses:

On completion of the RYA powerboat level two course you can then bare boat charter one of our boats, this means you self skipper and use the boat as though it was your own, choosing your destinations and what you do with your day. This is an excellent way to extend your new qualification with independent time on the water.

For those looking for the next challenge after completing the RYA Powerboat level 2 course, we would highly recommend the RYA Basic Navigation course.  Students who are looking to venture further afield or go out in more challenging conditions should consider coupling this course with the RYA Intermediate powerboat course before progressing to the pinnacle of the powerboat scheme – RYA Advanced powerboat course. Which ever course you decide on, we strive to offer you the best possible tuition, using our knowledge and expertise to achieve your boating goals.

All our RYA powerboat course prices are inclusive of fuel, moorings, RYA powerboat handbooks (where applicable) and free use of waterproofs.

If you have your own boat, we also offer any of our courses on your own craft from £250 per day plus VAT for up to three students.

Please see below for a Powerboat qualification ladder –

Course type Who’s it for?
RYA Powerboat Level 1 Beginner – Practical training
RYA Powerboat Level 2 Beginner – Practical training
 RYA Basic Navigation Beginner – theory training also available online
RYA SRC VHF Course Beginner – Theory training also available online
RYA Day Skipper theory Intermediate – Theory training also available online
RYA Tender operators course  Intermediate – Theory training also available online
RYA Intermediate Power boat course Intermediate – Practical training
RYA Yachtmaster Theory Advanced – Theory training also available online
RYA Advanced Powerboat course Advanced – practical Training
RYA MCA Advanced Certificate of Competency Advanced – practical training and exam


For more information or to discuss our RYA powerboat courses contact us on 02380 242519.