Advanced Powerboat Instructor Training

Powerboat Instructors can teach in a variety of small open powerboats such as RIBs, dories and sportsboats and is aimed at a variety of users from casual leisure boaters to professional small boat skippers. As an instructor you will therefore need to have experience in a variety of boats and situations.

Minimum age: 17
Required certificates:

  • First aid certificate

  • RYA Powerboat Instructor

  • Advanced Powerboat Course Completion certificate

  • Health declaration form or medical questionnaire

  • Commercial Endorsement (Advanced Instructors who do not hold a valid CE will only be able to teach Intermediate powerboat)

One of the following Certificates of Competence:

  • Advanced Powerboat

  • RYA Yachtmaster Coastal (power)

  • RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (power)

Pre requisites: Logged teaching hours
Training Course: Two day course and one evening, which will include a night exercise conducted in darkness. Continuous assessment throughout the course.
Qualified to teach: Tender Operator, Intermediate and Advanced powerboat courses.
Validity: Five years from date of issue, provided that a valid first aid certificate is maintained. Advanced Instructor candidates wanting teaching the Tender Operator or Advanced Powerboat course will also need a current medical and commercial endorsement.
RYA membership: Required

Health declaration: You will be asked to sign a health declaration stating that you are not suffering from any physical or mental impairment which has an adverse effect on your ability to properly discharge your duty of care as an instructor. If you are unable to sign the standard declaration, you will be required to complete a medical questionnaire.

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