RYA Powerboat Level 2 Courses - Southampton From £199

RYA Powerboat Level 2 Courses are run by Solent Boat Training from their training centre in Southampton. This RYA advanced training centre offers fantastic training facilities including access to our fleet of 8 rib powerboats, advanced powerboat instructors and well equipped classrooms. The course fee varies from £199 in low season to £299 in high season.

The RYA powerboat level 2 is the gateway to chartering a boat, reducing the insurance of your own boat, obtaining the ICC international certificate and simply being safe on the water.

RYA Level 2 Courses
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Course :

RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Coastal & Planning Version

Maximum Students :

3 Students per boat with RYA Instructor. Minimum age 12 years

Assumed Knowledge :

No previous boating experience required

Typical Course Duration :

Day 1 starts at 9.30am running to 5.00pm with approximately 2 hours theory and 5 hours practical boating.

Day 2 starts at 9.30am running to about 4.30pm with approximately 2 hours theory and 4 hours practical boating.

What`s Included :

Exclusive use of a MCA commercial licensed rib boat including all fuel and other fees such as moorings. RYA Powerboat Instructor, classroom with all equipment, RYA start powerboating book & certificate, waterproofs as required and of course a life jacket. 

Why Choose Coastal Pursuits For Your Powerboat Level 2 Course ?

We solely own the one of the largest fleet of training ribs in the UK, together with 7 waterside classrooms and a full time team of Yachtmaster & Advanced powerboat instructors on our permanent staff we have the best training environment in the UK.


RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course Customer Reviews


Coatsal Pursuits Powerboat Course ReviewI completed the RYA level 2 powerboat course as necessary for ICC qualification and enjoyed the course.

The mix of theory and practical work was very well paced and allowed for practical consolidation where appropriate.

The option to stay on one of the companies larger yachts overnight on the Saturday was a real benefit.

The boats are very well equipped and comfortable and make planning the stay completely trouble free.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Solent Boat Training and would expect to use them in future for bare boat charter.


Coastal Pursuits Powerboat Course ReviewMy husband and I completed the Powerboat Level 2 course mid August. We were very impressed with the whole set up.

To have no more than 3 of us on the course and to tailor the level from a 15yr old to 44yr old was no mean feat! Our instructor Olly was brilliant and had the patience of a saint.

The balance of classroom and practical was spot on for us. To do both across both days, meant we implemented what we had learned in the morning and attempted to perfect the following day too.

We thoroughly enjoyed the 2 days and came away feeling infinitely more confident in our ability.

How anyone can entertain the idea of not completing this course if you're new to boating and intend on buying a boat, is beyond me.


Coastal PursuitsrReview

I attended the PB2 course on 4-5th October. My expectations were to go from never really driving a boat to being confident in safely going out with and being able to handle a friend's boat.

I believed that speed was not going to feature in this course and it isn't, it's not a couple of days blasting about. This course is about slow control, safe speed control, mooring, anchoring, man overboard rescuing, everything I was thinking and hoping it would be... However, it wasn't just a classroom exercise and short practical repetition.

I have never been on a course that mixes the teaching of the vital skills with so much practical application. Within an hour we were heading to the sea, prepare to board, leave the dock, into the Solent, find some buoys, reverse, then reverse figure of eight, then forward figure of eight, then off we went all around the Solent mixing theory on board with practical application, both slow and at speed.

Topped off by free accommodation on board a luxury Motor Yacht - the one in the Website picture... The next day it was stepped up another gear, plan your route, off we went, mix it up again with all the skills and more, even a refuel was required!

A great couple of days with a great, patient and confidence inspiring teacher. Highly recommended and too be quite honest, I'd happily do it all again, so much fun!


Powerboat Level 2 SouthamptonAn excellent course presented by a very capable and knowledgeable tutor. The pace of tuition was tailored to suit our level of knowledge and skill.

The course was fun and the theory aspects of the course were delivered in a very engaging and down to earth way.

The practical aspects of the course were delivered in a very enjoyable way with great emphasis on safety, applying common sense when on the water and performing the techniques correctly.

When we didn't get it right first time we were always offered friendly advice and encouragement to try again until we got it right.

We had a great time and came away confident that we would be safe in handling a RIB. Thank you for a great course.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We often get asked the following questions, so her are the answers !

How Do I Get To Hire A Boat ?

The RYA Powerboat Level 2 course is the basic certification needed to hire a boat in the UK. This is often needed more for insurance purposes rather than a legal requirement. This covers boats up to 10m in length with a single engine.