Give your holiday a boost with a RYA powerboat level 2 certificate & our ‘On the water bundle’
Why do you need the RYA Powerboat Level 2 course?
You know the feeling. Walking along the dock or standing on the beach and seeing all the boats on the water.
The first thought you have is ‘That looks fun’. You go off to find yourself a hire company so that you, your friends and family can enjoy some high class, luxury boating yourselves.
Then reality hits. The douche behind the counter asks if you have a boat licence. You say no and receive a smug look from the douche as he offers you an alternative that doesn’t require a licence. The mini putt-putt-putt version of the awesome boats you’ve been watching.
Or worse! He tells you where the pedalos are.
Either way, we know how much that sucks for you. We were there once ourselves. But with our help, you never have to face that situation again.
2 Day RYA Powerboat Level 2 Bundle – £325
Includes FREE VHF Radio Course Worth £99
Why do you need a powerboat level 2 course?
The powerboat level 2 course, or PB2 as we call it, is the minimum requirement which enables you to drive boats up to 10 metres in length.
Let’s get something out of the way first. Did you know that you do not need a licence to drive a leisure boat in the UK? It’s true. As a boater you are allowed to go and buy a speed boat and take it out to sea without any training at all.
However, we wouldn’t recommend that path and not just because we’re a training company. It’s nuts!
Firstly, it’s some kind of legacy from us being a traditional sea-faring nation and so it’s still perfectly legal. Secondly, it’s like getting in a car for the first time with no lessons and heading off down the motorway.
There are several examples of who this course is for:
- For example, if you want to hire a power boat then you need this course. Nobody will lend you £50k worth of boat unless you are trained.
- If you are going boating abroad. Foreign countries have their own laws. Most of them demand training and a licence to drive a boat.
- If you are going to buy your own boat. It’s not just sensible, it will cut your insurance premium by up to 75%.
What you will learn
The RYA Powerboat Level 2 course is a thorough introduction to the world of boats. The emphasis over the two days is very much on safety and boat handling. Just like any other worthwhile hobby, there is a whole new world of language, procedures and skills to learn.
You will learn about:
- Boat handling. Turns in a confined space, parking, reversing etc.
- High speed handling. Enjoying the thrill without capsizing.
- The effect of tide, current and wind on the boat.
- Intro to navigational charts and publications.
- Using the GPS or SatNav of the sea.
- Emergency procedures and how to get help.
- Securing to a buoy and anchoring.
- Introduction to passage planning.
What else is included?
We also include a number of extras with this course bundle.
✅ RYA Start Powerboating book.
✅ Use of everything you need. Waterproofs, lifejackets etc.
✅ Completion certificate recognised around the world.
✅ No fail guarantee.
🆓 FREE RYA VHF Radio one day course
🆓 FREE RYA VHF Radio book.
🆓 FREE Get Lost COVID mask / neck warmer.
Free Mask For COVID-19
We have a free mask for everyone who comes on a powerboat course with us to help protect against the Corona Virus.
Don’t misunderstand us, we take the virus very seriously and have a number of stringent cleaning methods and protection methods in place to keep you and our instructors safe.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun!
Noel, the school principal, explains.
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Our RYA Powerboat Level 2 On The Water Bundle
As well as everything else, we include a free VHF Radio course with every powerboat level 2 course. This immediately throws up a couple of questions:
- What is a VHF radio course?
- Why do I need one?
Let’s answer each of these questions in turn.
What is a VHF radio course?
All power boats or speed boats come with a VHF radio. VHF stands for Very High Frequency and this radio is used for communications. It is the main method of communication on the sea.
The RYA VHF radio course will teach you how to use this piece of equipment properly. It will teach you the correct jargon, or radio speak, and teach you how to use the different settings and functions that the equipment has.
Why do I need one?
As we already mentioned. The VHF radio is the main means of communication on the sea. You will need to use it if you are going to go anywhere on a boat. It’s amazing how much you need to talk to other people. This can be because you want to visit a restaurant, or another marina or maybe get some fuel. The list of possibilities goes on and on.
Aside from that though, a VHF radio licence is required by law.
I know that’s nuts right? You can drive a boat without a licence but you can’t use the radio. But that’s the truth of it.
The one day VHF radio course will give you the licence you need to operate a radio. Plus it’s a fun day of learning and all part of the new adventure you’re on.
How to book your free VHF radio course.
When you book your PB2 with us you will get emailed some joining instructions which explain what to bring and where to meet us etc.
Read these carefully. It includes a discount code for the VHF radio course that gets you 100% off.
Our VHF radio courses are held on Saturdays. When you decide which day to come along, book using our online calendar, enter your coupon code and we will see you there.
Check out the RYA/MCA SRC VHF Radio page for all the details.
The VHF radio course is examined and there is a £60 examination and licence fee payable direct to the RYA which we can’t do anything about. You will still have to pay this fee.
Upgrade Your Bundle
You have two upgrade options to enhance your ‘On the water bundle’. Both of them add a lot of additional value and confidence for you as a learner and they offer great savings on the individual prices. Remember though that you don’t have to have them. The RYA Powerboat Level 2 and the VHF Radio course will give you the basics of what you need to enjoy this new hobby.
The Navigation Upgrade – £100
The Navigation Upgrade gets you a two day classroom essential navigation course. You will also receive a free set of our knowledge cards to guide you as you are learning.
This normally retails for a total of £139.99 but you can get it all for £100
Find out why you should take this upgrade by clicking HERE
The Ultimate Holiday Upgrade – £350
The Ultimate Holiday Upgrade includes everything in the Navigation Upgrade. On top of that you also get the two day RYA Intermediate Powerboat course.
This normally retails for £479.99 but you can get it all for just £350
Find out why you should take this upgrade by clicking HERE
Our Powerboat Level 2 No Fail Guarantee
RYA courses are pass / fail courses. This is a really good thing because it keeps the standard and the quality of the completion certificate high. That’s why RYA qualifications are recognised all over the world.
What does this mean for you?
There are two potential outcomes for you on a RYA powerboat level 2 course. The first is that you complete everything on the course during the two days and you gain the completion certificate. The second is that you don’t manage to satisfactorily demonstrate everything on the course, in which case you will get an action plan.
An action plan tells you what you will have to do to complete the requirements and get your certificate. Usually this means more training at your cost.
If you get an action plan, we guarantee that you can come back to us again and do the entire course for free.
We believe, as your training provider for this course, it’s our responsibility to equip you with the skills you need to pass. If you don’t then we are partly responsible for that and so we’ll do it again.