Certificate validity: Although this qualification holds no expiry date it is recommended that if you have gone through a prolonged period without driving a boat you attend a skills refresher for both your safety and peace of mind.

Certification: RYA Powerboat Level 1 Certificate

Prerequisites: A minimum age of 8. Candidates under the age of 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate stating that they must be accompanied by an adult.

Duration: 1 day

Cost: £130 per person. This includes all manuals and certification.

Location: 0900 meeting at Portishead Marina (Newfoundland Way, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 7DF)

What is the RYA Powerboat Level 1 course?

The RYA Powerboat Level 1 course is an introduction to boating techniques for launching and recovering a boat from a road trailer, everyday boat handling and the use of safety equipment.

This is a great introduction to power boating which emphasizes safety aspects in particular launching, which are sometimes missed out on courses where the powerboats are already in the water.

People that have booked on to this course have also booked:

RYA Powerboat Level 2
RYA VHF Radio course

Course Content

  • Launch and recovery (8-11 year old’s observe)
    Preparation of boat and crew
    Boat handling
    Picking up and securing to a mooring buoy
    Leaving and coming alongside
    Being towed

Contact us

Please contact us if you require any further information about this course or wish to book on behalf of a company:

Telephone: 01454 260130
Email: info@southwestmaritimeacademy.com

Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday  – Friday: 08.30 – 17.00

Please be aware that online bookings will be confirmed with course joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment will be received by email.

There is a wide range of local accommodation, some of which are within walking distance of the training centre to suit everyone’s budget. For a list of local accommodation please click here.