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The RYA powerboat level 2 course is essentially your driving license for the water! Run from our Lake District location in Cumbria this course will give you a solid grounding in all aspects of powerboat 'driving'. The completion of this course will enable you to hire powerboats and is an essential qualification if you are looking for any sort of career in water sports instruction.


Run over two days this course covers high-speed handling, low speed manoeuvres and man over board recovery. The course also provides detailed information regarding boat safety, including equipment to carry and collision rules.  The high-speed element will be run on Walney Channel.


The course is non-residential, although youth hostel accommodation is available nearby. Collection and drop off at Ulverston train station may be possible. The cost of the course is £295.


Pre- requisites are as follows:


  • No previous experience necessary

  • Minimum age 12 (Candidates under 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate)

  • On completion of the course you will now be issued with “driving license card” type certificate, therefore we will need a passport photo bringing on the last day. No certificates can be issued without a photo. All course materials and log books are included with the course.


The RYA have a few more details about the powerboat L2 course here:


If you need assistance with any aspects of the course or a booking form, please contact us by email or phone on 01229 885456.                  


For a Calendar showing dates and places available please go HERE.

We may be able do other dates by arrangement if you have a minimum of two people.

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