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The powerboat instructor course is run over three days by an RYA personal watercraft trainer and assessed by an independent trainer.

If you're already qualified as an RYA powerboat instructor, you may attend a one day conversion course, rather than the full three day course.

Personal watercraft instructors can now also run the RYA's Introduction to Personal Watercraft Safety course, which is aimed at guests on superyacht charter holidays.


  • Be at least 16 years of age.
  • Hold an RYA Personal Watercraft Proficiency certificate.
  • Have at least two years' experience of driving personal watercraft.
  • Hold a valid first aid certificate.


  • Southampton Solent University students and staff: £200
  • Students: £250 (students refers to anyone in full-time education - proof is required at time of booking. Please call or email to book so that the discount can be applied to your booking.)
  • Public rate: £300

Book your place

Course dates and booking
Date  TimeVenue Spaces available Book
TBC   9am - 5pm  Watersports Centre, Warsash  2 Telephone: 023 8201 4298
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