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Powerboat Level 2

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Powerboat Level 2 Course


2 days

Powerboat level 2 scheduled courses are held at Southampton, Hampshire UK and in the Solent area. The Powerboat Level 2 venue is approximately an hours commute from London and our course prices from £199 are more cost effective than attending your Powerboat Level 2 Course in London. We are a short drive from Portsmouth and only 40 minutes from Poole.

Own Boat Tuition can be conducted anywhere on the South Coast, else where in the UK or in the Europe.


Likely participants:

Powerboat Level 2 is the most popular powerboat qualification and is also known as the 'National Powerboat Certificate'. Those gaining their Powerboat Level 2 can then apply to the RYA for their ICC (International Certificate of Competence). ICCs are required in many European countries when using or chartering vessels. The course suits those with extensive boat handling experience and those who have never stepped onto a boat before.

The Power Boat Level 2 course is also known as the National Powerboat Certificate. It is the most popular course and the two days over which it is run gives plenty of time for both practical instruction and theory. The course aims is to teach boat handling and seamanship in powerboats. Whilst at first glance the syllabus appears very similar to the Powerboat Level 1 course, the extra time available makes a real difference to the depth in which subjects are covered and thus the amount a student can learn. Your powerboat training instructor will cover the following topics with you during your day with him/her:

  • Launching and recovery
  • Boat handling
  • Securing to a buoy
  • Anchoring
  • Leaving and coming alongside
  • Man overboard

The shorebased element of the Powerboat Level 2 course will cover the types of craft and their respective advantages and disadvantages, engines and drives, use of power tilt and trim tabs, safety checks, personal buoyancy, awareness of other water users, application of the collision regulations (IRPCS), local bylaws, towing and being towed, communication with other craft, emergency action, distress signals, fire precautions and fire fighting, and rope work.

Depending on how an individual examiner structures the course, the second day may involve a practical assessment of boat handling capability. This will involve undertaking manoeuvres learnt earlier in the course. This test can be taken on its own without undertaking the Level two course. This is known as Direct Assessment and can lead to the award of a powerboat level 2 certificate.

A further consideration when attending a powerboat level 2 course is where you take it. Coastal based schools award certificates with a coastal endorsement. This means that the student has learnt in conditions where tides and currents must be considered. Generally speaking, if you intend using your boat in coastal waters ensure that you undertake a course with a coastal school.

Pre course requirements:

No prior boating experience is necessary.

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The Powerboat Level 2 course is run every Sat/Sun plus week day courses, every Mon/Tue & Thur/Fri, every week in 2019.


Additional Power Boat Level 2 dates can be scheduled for groups of 2 or more.

If you have a group from your boat club, marina, boat crew or just friends then we can travel to your area and provide a course to suit your schedule. Please contact Duck-2-Water for further information.

To Book or for Further Information:
Duck-2-Water - Enquire/Book RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course or RIB Speedboat Training

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