RYA Powerboat Instructor

A Powerboat Instructor is a competent, experienced powerboater who has been trained to teach powerboating up to Level 2.

The Instructor Course is a 3-day course run by an RYA Powerboat Trainer and assessed by an independent Trainer.

The course comprises of the principles of practical instruction, lesson planning, teaching styles, use of questioning, preparation and use of visual aids, assessment of students’ learning, explanation and presentation of theory subjects, the structure of the scheme, planning progressive teaching sessions, preparation of boats and equipment and teaching methods suitable for Level 2.


The course will run from 9.30am – 5.30pm each day.


Candidates should have logged at least five seasons’ experience of powerboating, preferably in a range of boat types and sizes. For those who use powerboats as an integral part of their normal full-time occupation, this period is reduced to one season.

Candidates should hold the RYA Level 2 Powerboat Certificate (Coastal) and a valid RYA First Aid and VHF certificate.

Prior to the instructor training course, candidates must attend a skills assessment. If you have already completed a skills assessment, please contact us.

Minimum Age: 16.

Searching Availability...

What's included?

Instruction from a qualified RYA Powerboat Trainer, moderation from another RYA Powerboat Trainer, all mooring fees, loan of waterproof jacket and trousers, fuel and loan of a lifejacket to be worn at all times. Please note lunch isn’t included, please bring a packed lunch.

Scroll to Top