The RYA Powerboat Training Scheme is made up from a series of short courses for owners and skippers of small open powered craft. As a general rule, these craft will be under 10m in length and will not have cooking facilities on board. The foundation of the scheme is the 2-day RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course which is used by both leisure and commercial drivers. It is often likened to the car driving licence (but much more fun).

Our RYA Powerboat courses are taught on board either our XS RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats) and Rigiflex boats, or on board your own boat. Our RIBs are between 6 and 8m in length, powered by petrol outboard engines and fitted with colour chart plotters. The eldest was new in September 2010. If you are looking for something more bespoke then let us know as we have access to a variety of other craft. Anyone who completes an RYA Powerboat Level 2 (or higher) course with us is also eligable for an ICC (Power 10m).

In addition to the RYA courses we also run some specialised BSAC (British Sub Aqua) Diveboat Skipper Courses. Course titles are given below. For further details, dates, prices and to book click on the individual course titles.

Please click on one of the courses in our Powerboat Training Ladder for more information.

Powerboat Training Scheme


Powerboat Instructor Scheme

If you are a more experienced Powerboater, you may be looking to enter into the world of powerboat instructing. The ladder below gives you an idea of the progression through the scheme, as well as who teaches what.


Stormforce Coaching have one of the most qualified and experienced teams of Powerboat Instructors and Trainers of any centre worldwide. We are confident that with the team's enthusiasm for boating, we can help you get the most out of your time afloat.

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