Sailing Courses & Powerboat Handling

Valencia · Denia · Javea
POWERBOAT COURSESSAILING COURSES

Sail and powerboat training & charter

Welcome to The Boat School in Denia. Situated in the prestigious Marina el Portet, The Boat School is the only maritime training centre on the Costa Blanca accredited both to run internationally recognized RYA power and theory courses and to conduct training under the Spanish recreational boating scheme. Working with partner schools, we also run RYA sailing courses and examinations, including Yachtmaster Offshore and Coastal.

Taught in English

All RYA courses are taught in English. We recommend a minimum level of B1 for 1-day and 2-day courses and a minimum level of B2 for longer courses, theory courses and specialised training, such as SRC (VHF) radio.

Your premier RYA Training Centre on the Costa Blanca

The Boat School is recognized by the Royal Yachting Association to conduct Powerboat Training, Sail Cruising courses in the Yachtmaster (sail) scheme and Shorebased (theory) courses. The Boat School operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Greenwich Náutica, s Spanish sea school recognized by the Spanish Directorate General for Merchant Shipping, the Comunidad Valenciana, and the Region of Murcia for conducting sail, motor, powerboat, and VHF training.

With a rating of 4.9 out of 5 on Google, Greenwich Náutica stands out as the best-rated nautical school in Madrid.

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I loved the course, everything with Simón was great
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Professionalism above all. Remarkable customer service, always willing to clear up any questions that may arise.
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Mi experiencia con ellos ha sido totalmente satisfactoria en todas las pruebas del curso.
Buen temario para el teórico, las prácticas fueron geniales y la atención con las dudas y ayudas para cualquier tramitación ha sido rápida, fácil y profesional.
Recomiendo sin lugar a dudas greenwich náutica por su contenido y el personal que lo compone.
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It has been a very good experience and I am very happy to have chosen this school. From the beginning they have made things a lot easier and have always been very attentive to everything. I found the way the licensing course was organized really good, and Simon, our internship instructor, has always been attentive to us and has made the most important concepts very clear to us from the beginning. Experience of 10!
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Everything was great and very well organized. Jorge is very attentive and attentive to everything and Simon is a very good teacher. They will repeat for sure.
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La experiencia ha sido buenísima, tengo un calendario un poco complicado y con la ayuda de Jorge encontramos un fin de semana para hacerlo.
El curso fue una maravilla, Simón es un auténtico crack, excelente profesor que hizo el curso fácil y ameno.
100% recomendable!

Powerboat courses

RYA Powerboat level 2

A two-day course that trains you to handle a powerboat in familiar waters by day. Only runs from Denia.

RYA Powerboat Level 2

2-day UK National Powerboat Certificate

Spanish boat licence

A 4-hour course that gives you the basic knowledge and skills to take out a small motorboat. Denia and Javea.

Spanish Boat Licence

4-hour practical training with online theory

Sailing courses

RYA Competent Crew

5-day sail cruising course for beginners who would like to become active crew members of a sailing yacht.

RYA Competent Crew sail

2-day practical beginners course

RYA Day Skipper Sail

Pilotage, navigation, seamanship and boat handling up to the standard required to skipper a small cruising yacht.

RYA Day Skipper sail

5-day practical sail course for skippers

RYA Competent Crew Sail

5-day sail cruising course for beginners who would like to become active crew members of a sailing yacht.

RYA Coastal Skipper sail

5-day advanced skippering techniques

Yachtmaster Exam Preparation

An intensive course to hone your practical skills before you take the the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal or Offshore exam.

Yachtmaster preparation

5-day practical exam preparation

Shorebased courses in Denia & online

RYA Day Skipper Shorebased

A comprehensive introduction to cruising
Online & face-to-face

RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased

Advanced theory for Yachtmaster candidates
Yachtmaster Coastal & Offshore

MCA/RYA VHF Certificate

RYA Marine Radio SRC course and exam
Online course | In-person exam

RYA First Aid course

RYA in-person 1-day First Aid course
Eseeential for all boaters

Powerboat rental

The Costa Blanca is a paradise for boating, offering warm, crystal-clear waters and dozens of bays and coves to explore. Click on the link to find out more about boat rental and see the selection of powerboats that you can rent with The Boat School.

You can also rent a boat and get training aboard. This is a “closed group” just for you and your family and friends. Please contact us if you’d like to book a course and rental pack.  

Powerboat rentals

Marina el Portet · Denia

Take a course with The Boat School and you’ll be qualified to rent one of our boats the very next day. With you as the skipper!

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

Marina de Dénia (Sail courses)
Darsena de babor s/n
03700 · Denía
Alicante · Spain
Click to call

Marina El Portet (Powerboat courses)
Moll de la pansa, s/n
3700 · Dénia
Alicante · Spain
Click to call

Classrooms & pick up for certificates
Carrer de Fora Mur, 12
03700 · Dénia
Alicante · Spain
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Madrid Office

Greenwich Náutica
C/ Marqués de Lema 7, Local 6
28003 · Madrid
Spain
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