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If you are confident driving a powerboat but want to learn more about making passages and navigation then this is a great course to advanced your skills.


This course covers the practical use of pilotage and passage planning by day on coastal waters using both traditional and electronic navigational techniques.


This course builds on the foundation knowledge of the level 2 course and is suited to those who aim to drive larger more powerful powerboats. During the two days you will cover, cruising at planing speed and more advanced boat handling. It is recommended for anyone considering moving on to the Advanced course.



RYA Powerboat Intermediate:

  • Boat handling to the standard of the Level 2 course with a coastal endorsement.  Knowledge to the level of Day Skipper theory is recommended. It is strongly recommended that candidates hold a first aid certificate and a VHF/SRC operators certificate.

  • The course covers planning a day cruise, boat preparation, boat handling, pilotage, passage making, man overboard

  • This is a 2 day course

  • The min age is 16

  • After the course students will be able to plan and execute short coastal passages by day

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