The Advanced powerboat course is a two day
course aimed at the experienced powerboat driver
and professional user. It is a challenging
course and gives all students the opportunity
to develop their skills, capabilities and knowledge
in a variety of areas.
A key aspect of the course is the planning
and execution of two passages, one by day
and one by night. Equally, given that students
are likely to be making
longer passages in less favourable conditions, a key feature of the course
is the development of the skipper’s
capability to manage the crew and boat
taking decisions in different challenging
Pre Course Experience: Candidates
should be competent to the standard of the
intermediate powerboat certificate.
Assumed knowledge: Navigation
and chart work to the level of Day Skipper
shore based certificate.
Course Content: Includes
pilotage, navigation and boat handling techniques
for planing boats on coastal waters by day
Ability After Course: Able to plan and execute coastal trips including
a return to a familiar port by night.
Minimum duration: 2 days
including at least 1 night navigation exercise.
Minimum age: 17 years.