This course is for leisure and professional boaters wanting to undertake more adventurous trips by day and night. It includes navigation at planing speed, weather and other aspects of skippering. Anybody undertaking this course should have practical skills of Intermediate Powerboat level and navigation standard to RYA Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore Theory.

Book on RYA Advanced Powerboat courses below. Future dates are available, please contact the office for details. 

£395 inc VAT for 2-day Course Completion
£300 inc VAT for Prep Day plus Exam (EXAM FEE NOT INCLUDED)
£550 inc VAT for Combined Course Completion plus Prep/Exam (EXAM FEE NOT INCLUDED)
Duration: 2x days for course completion, and 1x day for exam preparation going into the exam
Minimum Age:
Location: Turnchapel Wharf, Plymouth, Devon, UK
Prior knowledge/certification required: 

  • Navigation to RYA Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore Theory level
  • Boat handling to Intermediate Powerboat level
  • VHF/SRC operator’s certificate
  • Valid and in-date First Aid certificate
  • 800 miles, 30 days, 2x days as skipper, 12 night hours

If you already hold the RYA Advanced Powerboat Course Completion certificate and are just looking for the exam, the mileage requirement is reduced to 20 days, 2 days as skipper, 400 miles, and 12 night hours.

Costs include use of waterproofs if necessary, refreshments. Courses are non-residential so accommodation is required in one of the many hotels or guest houses near the Centre. We can provide a list of recommendations.


Course Content:

  • Preparation for Sea
  • Boat Handling
  • Passage Making & Responsibility as Skipper
  • Pilotage
  • Meteorology
  • Rules of the Road
  • Use of Engines
  • Emergency Situations
  • Night Cruising