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RYA Powerboat courses are primarily for those using small powered craft such as RIBs, dories and sportsboats that don't generally undertake long or offshore passages.

The types of commercial craft requiring this level certification are typically:

  • charter fishing boats,
  • small passenger launches,
  • thrill ride operators,
  • harbour patrol launches, 
  • construction site safety boats,
  • recreational boat users etc.

If you will be using larger boats with accommodation and the capacity to cruise or work further offshore you are likely to need a certificate within the motor cruising programme such as Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster™ Offshore.

If you need a Powerboat Level 2 certificate in order to work on a commercial craft subject to the MCA's codes of practice, you will need to get it commercially endorsed.

You can then work on commercial vessels up to 24 meters in length, operating in category 6 waters - that is up to 3 miles from a nominated departure point in fine weather and daylight hours.

  • Pre-course experience -  None or may be preceded by Level 1
  • Assumed Knowledge  - None
  • Course Content  - All you need to know for self-sufficient power-boating at a basic level. Course includes launching, mooring, anchoring and recovery plus all the boat driving skills required for basic competence in a powerboat
  • Ability after course  - Self-sufficient power boater in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of craft
  • Minimum duration  - 2 day course or shorter assessment for experienced drivers (half to one day).
  • Minimum age  - For the Level 2 course the minimum age is 12, but a commercial endorsement cannot be obtained until the age of 17


Darren Reid 26/09/2016

A fantastic course from start to finish in a stunning location. In two days I have gained so much more confidence in my own abilities. Also getting experience in different boat types especially the “Smoothhound” which is 11m long and 700hp on tap was another positive for me. Richard was very knowledgeable and was able to back up the theory from his years of experience at sea. I will definitely be back at the Seamanship centre in the near future to complete more courses.

Darren Reid 26/09/2016

A fantastic course from start to finish in a stunning location. In two days I have gained so much more confidence in my own abilities. Also getting experience in different boat types especially the “Smoothhound” which is 11m long and 700hp on tap was another positive for me. Richard was very knowledgeable and was able to back up the theory from his years of experience at sea. I will definitely be back at the Seamanship centre in the near future to complete more courses.

James Kenny 24/09/2016

Great course. Great couple of days craic. Learned a massive amount about the sea, weather and the boats. Richard was very knowledgable and has a mighty set up for delivering the course. What you learn over the two days will help you go out on your boat safely and with confidence.

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RYA / ISA Powerboat Level 2 (2 days practical)

  • Product Code: RYA / ISA Powerboat Level 2 (2 days practical)
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  • €300.00


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