RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course

Sign up for our RYA Powerboat Level 2 course and receive a FREE RYA VHF course* 

The RYA Powerboat Level 2 course is our most popular course. Clients include those that are new to powerboating, existing boat owners and students who would like to charter (hire) a power boat either in the UK or abroad. At Ocean Sports Tuition we include a free ICC assessment which is the license required for European waters and guidance on applying for this. In addition to this, we are currently offering a free VHF course* on booking this course.

Is the RYA Powerboat Level 2 course right for me?

The Powerboat Level 2 course is designed to give students an understanding of Powerboating under the guidance of an experienced RYA qualified instructor. This two day course focuses on developing your boat handling, safety and navigation skills. It is the perfect training course for complete beginners that will prepare you to take out a powerboat by yourself. However, it is also suitable for seasoned powerboaters looking to consolidate their experience with the principles of the RYA scheme.

Do I need previous experience?

No this course is suitable for all students over the age of 12 years old.
Students under 16 will have their certificates endorsed as follows: “To be under supervision of a responsible adult”.

What will I learn?

This will teach you boat handling including – anchoring, securing to a mooring buoy, turning in confined spaces, coming alongside, man overboard techniques, knowledge of equipment, towing, high speed manoeuvres, rules of the road and pilotage and passage planning.

Click here to see the full RYA Powerboat Level 2 syllabus.

Outline Course Itinerary

Your first day of boat training will begin with a full safety brief and introduction to the boat, our 6.8m rib craft boat, powered  by a brand new 2018 2 litre Suzuki 200hp four stroke engine capable of 40 knots. You will then have time to familiarise yourself with the boat’s controls and the river environment before we start practising different manoeuvres. This will all be done in and around local marinas, making it as real life as possible for when you decide to start boating solo. You will stop for lunch to cement your new found skills before we take back to the water for more slow speed manoeuvres.

The second day will start with a theory session before departing down the river for more manoeuvring, lunch and the experience of taking in a sea lock! The second day will finish up with some high speed manoeuvres and man over board techniques before we depart back to Saxon Wharf for course debriefing and certificates.

Course Includes:

  • Mooring Fees
  • Loan of Gore-Tex Waterproofs
  • Use of top of the range MCA inspected 6.8 metre Rib (Ribcraft) and fuel
  • RYA Start Powerboat Hand Book
  • *ICC assessment
  • Power Boat Level 2 certificate – coastal & planing
  • All RYA Powerboat level 2 course bookings, now Include a Free VHF Radio course and VHF Radio handbook*
  • Free Parking
  • Free tea and coffee

Course Costs

Course fee now from only £249pp*

Monday & Tuesday from 09:30 – 17:00 = £249 pp
Thursday & Friday from 09:30 – 17:00 = £249 pp
Saturday & Sunday from 09:30 – 17:00= £270 pp

Weekend group discounts

*Book two places = £259 pp
*Book three places and have the whole boat and instructor exclusively for your group = £249 pp

We can also run this course in a one to one private basis, the cost of this is £747.00

All prices include VAT.

Own Boat Tuition

This course can also be run on your own boat for yourself or your group. Please contact us further information.

Course Location

Unit 6 Saxon Wharf Marina
SO14 5QF


To book, 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.


Bare Boat Charter

On completion of the course and gaining your RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate, you can bareboat charter from us and take advantage of an exclusive discount for undertaking your training with us. Please see our Bare boat charter page for details.

*Please check your eligibility to be be issued with an ICC.

*To redeem your FREE RYA VHF terms and conditions apply:

Students must like Ocean Sports Tuition Facebook page

The offer can be redeemed on instructor lead or online training. Instructor lead VHF course dates will be at Ocean Sports Tuition discretion and will be posted on the Ocean Sports Tuition Facebook page

We reserve the right to charge an admin fee for online training.

*Group discounts:  applies when one booking one payment is taken.

*Group discounts do not apply during extra peak season – ie BH weekends.