RYA Powerboat level 2

The UK National Powerboat Certificate
The RYA Powerboat level 2 is a two-day, entry level course that will give you the background knowledge and boat handling skills you need to safely drive a powerboat, including low speed techniques and driving at planing speed.
RYA powerboat courses are aimed at drivers of small powered craft such as sports boats and RIBs, that don’t generally undertake long or offshore passages.

Quick facts

Here’s a summary of what you need to know.

RYA Powerboat Level 2 Certificate

Includes the International Certificate of Competence

The course lasts two full days (16 hours)

You get at least 12 hours out on the water

Maximum 3 students per course

With only 3 students, lots of individual coaching!

Book 1 or 2 places on an open course

Or choose rental with tuition

Drive RIBs or hard sided powerboats

Our Quicksilver 5.5 Open Active “La Rubia”

The details

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RYA powerboat courses are aimed at drivers of small powered craft such as sports boats and RIBs, that don’t generally undertake long or offshore passages.

The RYA Powerboat level 2 is a two-day, entry level course that will give you the background knowledge and boat handling skills you need to safely drive a powerboat, including low speed techniques and driving at planing speed.

The course lasts two full days. Each day starts at 09.00 and finishes at 18.00 with a break for lunch between 13.00 and 14.00. RYA Powerboat level 2 is taught in small groups with a maximum of three students.

Is this course for me?

This course is suitable for beginners and for drivers with experience who are looking for formal training and certification. It focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed, and collision regulations.

You can choose to complete the course either as part of an open group or you can rent a boat for the day and complete the course with family and friends. You can also choose to run this course on your own boat.

Open groups
With an open group booking, you book a place on a course and we’ll admit up to a maximum of three students onto that same course. This is the most economical option if there are less than 3 participants; however, it’s also the least flexible option if your availability is limited. The price of a seat on an open course includes fuel and mooring fees away from our base.
Price per person in an open group: 445€

During July and August, we publish regular course dates and you can book the course directly online. For the rest of the year, we schedule courses in accordance with the availability of students interested in the course. You can either use the booking form (below) or give us a call on 00 34 965 097 386 to enquire about availability.

Rental with tuition
With this option, you rent a powerboat from us and we provide the instructor and teaching materials. This option gives you the maximum flexibility in terms of dates and the kind of boat we’ll use in training (subject to availability). As with any charter, you’re responsible for paying the fuel for the boat.
Price of rental with tuition: from 1190€ (price includes boat for 2 days, tuition, materials and RYA certificates)

To calculate the cost of your pack, choose the boat you want to rent and add 700€

Own boat tuition
If you already own a powerboat, or if you have a friend who owns a boat, we’re more than happy to run your Powerboat level 1 course on your own boat.
Own boat tuition: From €700 (price includes tuition, materials and RYA certificates)

What’s included
Your RYA Powerboat Level 1 course with The Boat School includes:

RYA Powerboat Level 1 certificate
Use of lightweight inflatable life jackets
Cold water on the boat
Fuel and mooring fees (open groups only)
10% discount on future rentals for selected boats

What’s not included
Meals are not included. On the first day of the course, we’ll return to Denia for some tapas in a local restaurant or bar. On the second day, we’ll anchor (or tie up to a mooring buoy) and have lunch in the boat.

Practical skills, including…
Leaving a mooring & coming alongside
Picking up a mooring buoy
Anchoring & weighing anchor
Slow speed manoeuvres
Close quarters boat handling
Planing speed (fast) manoeuvres
Man overboard recovery

& just the right amount of theory, including…
The Rules of the Road
Weather information
Pilotage and passage planning

The course lasts 2 full days. Each day starts at 09.00 and finishes at 18.00 with a break for lunch between 13.00 and 14.00.

This course is suitable for beginners and for drivers with experience who are looking for formal training and certification.

The minimum age for this course is 12. Candidates under the age of 16 will be issued with a certificate endorsed “Not to be in charge of a powerboat unless under the supervision of a responsible adult”. We only run this course for under 16’s if the parent or guardian is taking the course at the same time.

You won’t need a medical certificate but you should be in reasonable physical shape. To apply for the ICC (see the tab “ICC”), you will need to sign a declaration to the effect that you are physically and mentally fit to operate a pleasure craft.

Recognition in Spain

Unlike the United Kingdom, Spain requires that skippers hold a boat licence to operate boats flying a Spanish flag. The same rule applies if you buy a boat or rent a boat. Whether or not the RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate is acceptable as proof of competence depends on your nationality and country of residence.

UK nationals and residents

Since 2015, the RYA Powerboat Level 2 course is accepted in Spain as proof of competence for UK nationals and bona fide UK residents.

Non-UK nationals

The RYA Powerboat Level 2 Certificate is accepted as proof of competence for UK nationals and residents because the certificate is issued by their country of origin / residence. In the case of non-UK nationals, you can either:

1) Obtain a boat licence in your own country, or
2) Obtain the Spanish Boat Licence.

As a school recognised by the Spanish Maritime Authority, The Boat School can issue a Spanish Boat Licence to students who have successfully completed the RYA Powerboat Level 2 course. We charge a small fee for this service to cover administrative costs.

You can find out more about the Spanish Boat Licence here.

International recognition

On successful completion of an RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course, UK nationals and nationals of certain other countries (Recognition) automatically qualify for an ICC issued by the RYA (see the tab “ICC”).

The ICC is widely recognised as evidence of competence in most European countries.

On successful completion of the RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course, UK nationals and nationals of certain other countries automatically qualify for an ICC (International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft) issued by the RYA.

The UK ICC is issued by the RYA issued in conformity with Resolution No. 40 of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Working Party on Inland Water Transport. The certificate is available to a person who fulfils the following eligibility criteria:
1) has reached the age of 16.
2) is physically and mentally fit to operate a pleasure craft.
3) holds the Powerboat Level 2 course completion certificate.
4) meets the nationality requirements.

Who can get an ICC from the RYA?

The following countries have NOT yet adopted Resolution 40 of the UNECE. If you are a national of one of these countries and you are resident in that country or another country on this list the RYA WILL issue you with an ICC.

Albania
Andorra
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Canada
Cyprus
Denmark
Estonia
France
Georgia
Greece
Iceland
Israel
Italy
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Liechtenstein
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands*
Poland
Portugal
Russian Federation
San Marino
Serbia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Tajikistan
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
United States of America
Uzbekistan

*The Netherlands has adopted Resolution 40 of the UNECE; however, the Dutch Government has given the RYA special permission to issue the ICC.

Who can’t get an ICC from the RYA?

The following countries have adopted Resolution 40 of the UNECE. If you are a national of one of these countries and are resident in that country or another country on this list the RYA WILL NOT issue you with an ICC. If you are a national of one of the countries on this list, you should be able to obtain an ICC from your own Government provided you are able to meet their requirements.

Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czech Republic
Finland
Germany
Hungary
Ireland
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Norway
Romania
Slovakia
Switzerland
Ukraine

Book your RYA Powerboat level 2

445€ per person or from 365€ with rental

With The Boat School, you can choose to book your RYA Powerboat level 2 course in an open group, rent a powerboat and get training on the boat you hire or even run the course on your own boat.

Rental with Course Pack or Own Boat tuition

The Powerboat level 2 Own Boat / Rental option gives you maximum flexibility whether you’re looking for a small group (up to 3 students) or you want one-to-one training. You can choose between:

Renting a powerboat and doing the course on this boat
Running a course on your own boat

Rental with Tuition

& Own Boat Tuition

Book a place in an open group

If you choose to book a place on an open group, we’ll put a maximum of three people on your course. We need two people booked onto a course before we can confirm your reservation.

Book a Place

for an open group

Ready to book? Got any questions?

During the Summer months, our training calendar offers courses every week. From September through to June, we plan courses based on the availability of students.
If you’re interested in a Powerboat course with The Boat School, please complete the form below and we’ll get back to you.

Or give us a call on 00 34 639 20 22 97

We’ll talk you through the options in English or Spanish.

The Boat School

Recognized by the Royal Yachting Association to conduct Powerboat Training, Sail Cruising courses in the Yachtmaster (sail) scheme and Shorebased (theory) courses.

Recognized by the Spanish Directorate General for Merchant Shipping, the Comunidad Valenciana and the Region of Murcia to conduct sail, motor, powerboat and VHF training.

Operational Base Denia

Edificio H, Marina de Dénia Darsena de babor s/n 03700 · Denía · Spain

Office Tel. 0034 639 20 22 97

Madrid Office

Greenwich Náutica C/ Marqués de Lema 28003 · Madrid · Spain

Tel. 0034 91 456 0273