RYA Powerboat Advanced


Fast planing, making passages at night and handling challanging sea states, are just some of the elements of the RYA Powerboat Advanced course. If you are ready to get trained for more challenging conditions, then this intensive two days course is exactly what you need. Participants at the Advanced course are a mix of experienced recreational and commercial powerboat skippers.







Course content

This course is the 'best in class' level training for powerboating. We will work with you on boat handling, seamanship, pilotage and navigation up to the standards required to drive a planing powerboat safely by day and night in tidal coastal waters, with which the candidate may be familiar, in more demanding conditions.

Participating at this course requires already having build up some proper experience and solid knowledge.   In order to get the most out of this course, we recommend anyone considering to participate the course to first complete the Intermediate Powerboat course.

This Advanced course is available as 2 consecutive days.

Amongst other you will learn

  • Preparation: passage planning, meteorology, safety and the skipper’s responsibilities.
  • Boat handling and manoeuvres: high speed handling, pilotage by day and night.
  • Emergency situations including search patterns.
  • Awareness of chart plotters and use of radar.


How to prepare yourself for this course

In order to get the most out of your course, we offer you the possibility to do our online pre-course knowledge quiz. The quiz helps you to test your knowledge and to assess whether you need more preparation in some areas. 


Ability after the course

You’ll have optimised your powerboat experience, ready and confident to plan and execute high speed coastal trips and close quarters manoeuvres by day and night.


What's included

  • Tuition by one of our RYA Powerboat Advanced instructors
  • C-MASTERS Pre-course knowledge quiz
  • Lunch, coffee, thee ashore 
  • All mooring and fuel fees
  • Free parking at our premises 
  • RYA Powerboat Advanced personalised Certificate of Competence






Details of this course

Duration:     The course is available as 2 consecutive days


Location from where this course will be delivered:

  • Kats (Zeeland, the Netherlands)


Previous experience:  Competent and skilled at the level of RYA Powerboat Intermediate


Assumed knowledge: Your knowledge of navigation, chart work and regulations should be at the level of the RYA Yachtmaster/Coastal Skipper shorebased theory course . In addition, it is recommended to hold a First aid certificate and a VHF/SRC operators licence.


Language: This course is provided in English.


Number of students:   3


Cost: 775 euro 






Supporting courses

We recommend attending the RYA Yachtmaster/Coastal Skipper shorebased theory course, the RYA First Aid and the RYA Radar operator course before following the Powerboat Advanced practical course.


Next steps

The RYA Powerboat Advanced Certificate of Competence can be commercially endorsed for anyone with ambition to find work as a professional crew member.

After successfully completing this course, and having build up some solid experience on powerboats, you might consider becoming an instructor yourself.



Register for joining this course


Course dates at our training centre in Zeeland:

  • 21 and 22 October
  • 4 and 5 November
  • 18 and 19 November





What a great powerboat !


The instructor is very experienced and the powerboat is just great. This was worth every minute and every euro spent.

I strongly recommend this training centre to anyone considering doing a powerboat course.


-- Paul --




Overview of all our RYA Powerboat practical training offerings



RYA Powerboat Level 2 training


Provides the skills and knowledge needed for driving a powerboat including driving at planing speed, close quarters handling, and collision regulations.

RYA Powerboat Intermediate training


The Powerboat Intermediate course develops your advanced boat handling, cruising at planing speed and covers the practical use of traditional and electronic pilotage and passage planning during the day.



RYA Powerboat Advanced training / exam


Course focussed on challenging navigation and boat handling on coastal waters during day and night, including lee shore handling, adverse conditions and SAR patterns.

RYA Tender Operator


Manoeuvring more smoothly and learning important pilotage skills, ideal when operating a powerboat with responsibility for passengers.

RYA Personal Watercraft proficiency


The one day RYA proficiency course prepares you for riding safely and responsibly and is designed for first time and experienced riders alike.



RYA Shorebased courses


Extensive range of complementary RYA courses, such as the SRC VHF exam, Sea Survival, Radar, navigation skills and First Aid certification.







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