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SA73 1PY

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RYA Powerboat Courses

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RYA Powerboat Courses. Portacabin, Neyland Marina, SA73 1PY

Level 1 1 day course £130 per person if 2 / 3 students. If 1 student £150

Level 2 2 day course £240 per person if 2 / 3 students(including booklet and certificate) £280 for 1 student

Maximum student:Instructor Ratio is 3:1 but for 2021 at least early season it is 2:1(unless a family group). WE ARE RUNNING TO DEMAND. GIVE US A CALL.

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Based in Neyland overlooking the marina and waterway.

We are a recognised RYA training centre based at Neyland Marina where the lectures and boat are. Here you will find a cafe and bar overlooking the marina.

The marina has toilets, showers, cafe, bar, nature walks, bike hire, and free car parking. There are also 2 'Pods" which sleeps 2 adults and 2 children which can be rented.

The coastline of Pembrokeshire is some of the best in the UK, providing much to see and do. From coastal navigation, night passages along the Milford Haven Waterway, rough water at St Ann's Head and plenty of sheltered areas too! We have some great beaches too, like St Brides, Newgale and Broad Haven.

You will find the courses both interesting and challenging, and you can be sure of having a great time. You will be under the guidance of a qualified instructor who will take you through step by step how to handle a powerboat in rough and calm conditions. There is a ratio of three to one for these courses.

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Hi Len & Sue

We just wanted to drop you an E mail to say how much we enjoyed the Powerboat Course.

From start to finish the whole process has been smooth and enjoyable. Sue was extremely swift and helpful answering all questions beforehand. Len's knowledge was excellent and made learning a large amount of information in a short period of time enjoyable and informative. The hands on experience was excellent and we all 'had a go' until we perfected the manoeuvers. Len is extremely patient (even if he had to tell me to "Steer before gear" 20 times). He made me feel comfortable and confident in my ability. Not easy for a nervous driver! We would recommend the course to anyone thinking of purchasing a boat or just going out to 'mess about on the water'. We hope to be back for some more instruction in the future.

Hazel and Stephen

Courses now run on demand.

Dates of courses to come


No knowledge is required for level 1 or level 2.
Group size: 3:1 Instructor

Clothing required: Please bring with you suitable clothing for the time of year and weather conditions. Footwear is NOT provided and you are required to bring trainers or aqua shoes to wear. Showers and changing room facilities are on site.

Meal arrangements: There is a cafe and bar serving hot and cold food at the marina.

RYA Level 1
more information

An Introduction to Power boating An essential course if you have a powerboat or you intend to drive one, providing the knowledge to carry out basic boat manoeuvres, a one day course. £120.00 payable on the day.

RYA Level 2
more information

The National Powerboat Certificate Including the RYA Level 1 syllabus and building on it by providing you with a sound knowledge of driving a powerboat at high and low speeds, coming alongside, anchoring and man overboard techniques. It also leaves you open to obtaining your International Certificate of Competence (recognised in Europe) and is a requirement for those that want to work within the water sports industry.
This course is run over two days.
£230/250 which includes booklet and certificate. You have to complete certain manoeuvers to pass this course.

Payment for all courses is by cash, Bank transfer or card on the day. We do not take payments over the phone.

ICC International Certificate of Competence

If you hold / pass your powerboat level 2, you can apply for an ICC to enable you to hire a boat abroad. You can either join the RYA and it is free or it costs £45. You can now join the RYA at our Training Centre.