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The aim of this course is to teach proficiency in boat handling, seamanship, pilotage and navigation so that you are able to safely drive a planing powerboat by day and night in tidal coastal waters. On successful completion of the course, you'll receive an RYA Advanced Powerboat certificate.

The course takes place over two days and one evening.  

We'll provide waterproofs and lifejackets. We advise you to bring warm clothing (eg, hat, gloves, waterproof footwear, drysuit (if owned)), change of clothes, torch, notebook and pencil, passport photo, and lunch.


  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Be competent up to RYA Intermediate Powerboat standard and have a thorough knowledge of navigational ability and chartwork up to the level of coastal skipper/RYA yachtmaster shorebased certificate.


  • Southampton Solent University students and staff: £215
  • 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: £325
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