RYA Powerboat Level 2 


RYA Powerboat Level 2 offers a general introduction to power boating and teaches boat handling and safety skills. The 2 day practical RYA Powerboat Level 2 course is generally considered being the licence for powerboat drivers.

The qualification is widely recognised throughout the world.






Course content

Achieving confidence in close quarters boat handling in harbours is an important element of this course. In addition, we will teach you driving at planing speed and doing high-speed manoeuvres on open water. You will also practice man overboard recovery, and cover the collision regulations as they apply to powerboats.

This course is available as 2 consecutive days.

Amongst other you will learn

  • Preparation: launch and recovery, safety equipment, lines and fenders and fuel tanks.
  • Boat handling and manoeuvres: starting and stopping, use of kill cord, steering controls, securing to a buoy.
  • Boat handling and manoeuvres: effects of current or tide, high and low speed manoeuvring, propeller controls, securing to a buoy, anchoring, leaving and coming alongside and man overboard.
  • Theory and background: types of craft and engine, maintenance checks, IRPCS (International Regulations for the Prevention of Collision at Sea), weather forecasts and emergency actions.


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

At the end of the course you should achieve a level of seamanship and boat handling up to the standard required to skipper a small powerboat safely by day in familiar tidal and non-tidal waters under normal conditions.





Supporting courses

We recommend attending the RYA Essential Navigation shorebased theory course before following the Powerboat Level 2 practical course.





Details of this course

Duration:     This non-residential course is available as 2 consecutive days


Location from where this course will be delivered:

  • Kats (Zeeland, the Netherlands)


Previous experience:   none required


Assumed knowledge: Your knowledge should be at the level of the RYA Essential navigation theory course or equivalent course.


Language: This course is provided in English.


Number of students:   3


Cost: 645 euro 





What's included

  • Tuition by one of our RYA instructors
  • C-MASTERS Pre-course knowledge quiz
  • Coffee / thee ashore 
  • All mooring and fuel fees
  • Free parking at our premises 
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 personalised Certificate of Competence


Next steps

After successfully completing this course, we recommend to first extend your knowledge with our RYA shorebased navigation courses, in particular the RYA Day Skipper theory course, ideally combined with courses for obtaining your SRC, Sea Survival or First Aid certificate.

The RYA Powerboat Level 2 Certificate of Competence can be commercially endorsed for anyone with ambition to find work as a professional crew member.

After building up experience during daytime passage, it will be time to learn making longer passages both during day-time and night-time, by joining our RYA Powerboat Intermediate or Advanced course.



Register for joining this course


Course dates at our training centre in Zeeland:

  • 21 and 22 June
  • 19 and 20 July
  • 30 and 31 August
  • 20 and 21 September
  • 25 and 26 October





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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