Come and try powerboating! Get a taste of being in control of a boat.
Get qualified to drive powerboats. These boats are powered by an outboard engine and may be used for a variety of ways to get you out on the water.
Want to learn more? The Safety Boat qualification is encouraged for you to become confident in providing safety cover and rescuing other water users.
We have a number of different powerboats that we use for teaching and safety use.
We use boats with both steering wheels and tillers.
What will you learn?
Course content - see below.
Over 12 years old -
Evening or half day. If you'd like a full day, a course would be more appropriate - see below.
Level 1 Start Powerboating
An introduction to boating techniques for launching and recovering a boat from a trailer, everyday boat handling and the use of safety equipment.
Level 2 Powerboat Handling
This two-day entry level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive and manoeuvre a powerboat.
This course provides the skills required when acting as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies, windsurfers, kayaks or canoes, or for training activities.