RYA Powerboat Advanced

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RYA Powerboat Advanced is aimed at more experienced leisure and professional boaters who would like to consolidate their experience by achieving a more demanding qualification on board a powerboat.

​Courses are held on our Highfield 6m RIBs, (new 2020 & 2021).

The course further develops your skippering techniques so that you can undertake more challenging trips by day and night in coastal waters.

You will carry out advanced high speed manoeuvres such as lee shore handling, berthing in adverse conditions and search and rescue patterns. You will also learn about night time navigation, plan and undertake night time passages.

The RYA Powerboat Advanced qualification can be used commercially and it’s the required standard by many professional bodies such as the RNLI, Police and Military. To obtain your commercial endorsement you will need to complete an independent exam for the Advanced Powerboat Certificate of Competence conducted by an MCA/RYA examiner.


The RYA Powerboat Intermediate certificate, or RYA Powerboat Level 2 plus hands-on experience. A working knowledge of navigation and chartwork is also required.

If you would like to use this qualification to work commercially, then you’ll also need your First Aid certificate and SRC/VHF radio licence (see the course in the Commercial section of our website).

Boat handling to Intermediate standard. Navigation to Coastal Skipper.
Instructor Ratio
Maximum 3:1
Duration2 days including practical navigation exercises at night.
  • High speed manoeuvres
  • Close quarters boat handling
  • Heavy weather techniques
  • Boat handling
  • Passage making and responsibility as skipper
  • Pilotage
  • Meteorology
  • Rules of the road
  • Use of engines
  • Emergency situations
  • Night cruising
Ability after
You’ll have consolidated your powerboat experience and be confident to plan and execute high speed coastal trips and close quarters manoeuvres, day or night.

What’s Included

You’ll be based at our well-equipped training facilities in Swanwick Marina and included in your course price is:

  • RYA Advanced Powerboating handbook
  • Refreshments (tea, coffee and water)  throughout the course
  • All mooring fees
  • All fuel costs
  • Use of Urban Truant’s high quality wet weather gear and safety kit
  • RYA certification for all successful students


Course Dates

Below are listed our available dates. If you cannot see dates that you require, please get in touch with us and we may be able to to arrange a more suitable date.

2024 Dates - coming soon

Take advantage of our Combined Learning Packages

RYA Coastal / Yachtmaster™ Online Theory
RYA Coastal / Yachtmaster™ Online Theory
RYA Powerboat Advanced
RYA Powerboat Advanced
£669.99 Combined Price: £589.59
RYA Coastal / Yachtmaster™ Online Theory
RYA Coastal / Yachtmaster™ Online Theory
RYA Powerboat Advanced
RYA Powerboat Advanced
RYA Short-Range Certificate (SRC) VHF Radio
RYA Short-Range Certificate (SRC) VHF Radio
£729.98 Combined Price: £642.38

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