RYA Powerboat Level 2

A two-day course providing the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat.  This is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence.


€575 including Assessment and certificate - No hidden examinations costs like other companies

2 Days Practical onboard 8metre RIB with 300hp Outboard

FREE RYA Handbook included

Course taught in English

International License for Power boats and essential for chartering, owning a boat or working on the Super yachts or Cruise Liners. This is a 2 day practical course taught on our excellent 8m Offshore RIB with a 300hp outboard.

Course includes all the fuel, the RYA license and assessment. You will also get sent a free handbook to read up before starting the course.

Boat is based in Marina Vela, excellent location with many Marinas to practice parking in, busy harbour for collision regulations, and explore coastline line whilst practice manoeuvres at slow and planing speeds.

Low numbers on the course to give you lots of practice time on the helm, when not driving crewing and navigation work.

Fun and exhilarating course

You can also gain the International Certificate of Competence with an application to the RYA which is free to RYA members or £52 to non members.

  • Safety equipment onboard
  • Pre departure checks
  • Weather and tides
  • Charts, navigation and understanding your local area
  • Berthing in marinas, mooring on buoys and close quarter handling
  • Planing speed manoeuvres and crew safety
  • Person over board recovery and prevention
  • Planning and executing a trip using electronic and paper charts
  • Collision regulations
  • Dayshapes, night lights and buoyage

How long is the licence valid?

Your licence will be registered with the RYA so the is always a record, there is no revalidation required.

Can I hire a boat using the licence?

Yes, plus you can also gain the International Certificate of Competence(ICC), this is just a paperwork exercise as you gain for the ICC with your level 2 licence.

What type of boats can I drive?

The course is for day boat use in the daytime in familiar waters. Once you have gained some more experience and want to venture further afield we hope you will come back to us to do the Dayskipper course!

Is it possible to use this license commercially?

With the Powerboat Level 2 you can upgrade it to a commercial license with a Medical, STCW ,VHF license and Dayskipper theory

Is it useful for working on Super Yachts?

If you are looking to work on Super Yachts especially as Deck crew with is essential license, you should also consider the Personal Watercraft instructors course too

  • Passport Photo for the licence
  • Lunch money or packed lunch, there are plenty of local places to get a bite
  • Small bag with extra layers, there is storage on the boat
  • Non slip or trainer style shoe
  • Sun block and hat for those sunny days

Book Your Course – 2 days 10.00 till 17.00

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September 25, 2021

star rating  Everything was perfect for our 3 hour sail. Our skipper, Ricardo, and first mate, Federica, were excellent and provided five star service. Great way to see Barcelona from a different perspective.

October 9, 2019

star rating  We where very lucky to have good wind and lots of sun. Faith was a great skipper with interesting stories (don't trust routine) and we loved swimming behind the boat!... read more

August 18, 2021