Powerboat Advanced

This two-day course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat by day or night in known or unfamiliar waters, the skipper’s role and boat handling in more demanding conditions.The Advanced powerboat course is aimed at experienced amateur powerboaters and professional users. It is a two day course and aims to: "teach boat handling, seamanship, pilotage and navigation up to the standards required to drive a planing powerboat safely by day and night in tidal coastal waters with which the candidate is familiar ." Individuals considering attending an advanced course should possess their National Powerboat Certificate Level Two (Coastal), be very competent powerboat handlers and have a level of knowledge of navigation and chartwork to the level of Dayskipper Shorebased certificate.

Course Type: POWERBOAT
Suggested minimum pre-course experience: None. May be preceded by Level 1 and Level 2
Assumed knowledge: Minimum age 17. Candidates should be competent to the standard of the National Powerboat Certifcate Level 2 (coastal) with a knowledge of navigation and chartwork to the level of Day Skipper Shorebased certifcate.
Course content: Includes pilotage, navigation and boat handling techniques for planing boats on coastal waters by day and night.
Ability after course: Able to plan and execute coastal trips including return to a familiar port by night.
Minimum duration: Two days including at least one night navigation exercise.