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Advanced Powerboat Course

Aim of the course

The aim of this course is to improve boat all weather handling and to develop the skills required to undertake long distance passages by day and night in bad weather and unfamiliar waters. Special attention is paid to high-speed navigation at night.

Pre-course experience Candidates should be competent to the standard of Intermediate Powerboat
Assumed knowledge Candidates should have a thorough knowledge of navigationa and chart work to the level of Coastal/Yachtmaster shore based certificate and must have a first aid certificate.
Minimum duration 2 days
Minimum age 17
Ability after the courseTo be able to drive a planing powerboat safely by day and night in tidal coastal waters with which the candidate may be familiar.

Why do the course?

People mainly take the Advanced Powerboat Course for commercial reasons or to become an Advanced Powerboat Instructor.


Two Days, one night

Assumed knowledge and Qualifications

What will I learn?

  1. Use of a plotting instrument knowledge of plotting a course
  2. True and magnetic bearings
  3. Bearing and distance
  4. Chart symbols
  5. Tidal diamonds and tidal streams
  6. Use of pilot books
  7. Work out tidal heights for standard ports
  8. Interpret Lateral, Cardinal Buoyage & Special Buoyage Systems (IALA)
  9. Implement IRPCS concentrating on rules, 5,7,8,9,13-17,23

Course outcome

To gain your Advanced Powerboat Certificate.

People often then go on to gain their Advanced Powerboat Exam which you can commercially endorsed and then use for commercial use either.

  1. Paying Customers
  2. Industry E.g. Oil, Wind farm or Seismic support vessels to name a few.
Cost Individual Group
Number of persons 1 person 2 persons 3 persons
Total cost £390 £650 £700
Cost per person £390 £325 £234

Commercial Endorsement

For those looking to become involved on a commercial skipper the Advanced can also be commercially endorsed so you can carry fare paying passengers.

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