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.

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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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Todo genial , excelente instructor Simon!
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Realice con ellos el curso de radio-operador, Guillermo fue el instructor, nos amenizó mucho el curso y aprendí mucho con el. Muy recomendable
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Muy contento con la escuela... muy serios y realmente aprendes mucho. Repetiría de no ser porque he aprobado el PNB, nos vemos para el PER.
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Great academy and great treatment from all those involved in the process. Highly recommended
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I have had an excellent experience with the Greenwich School, last year I took the PER course and passed the exam with a good grade, and now I am doing the Yacht Skipper course, I absolutely recommend this school
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Very efficient when processing my degree. They did everything for me as soon as I requested it and the little that I had to do was explained to me perfectly in an email.

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.

Recoggnised by the Spanish Merchant Marine service
Boat School Denia RYA training centre

Operational Base Denia

Marina de Dénia (Sail courses)
Darsena de babor s/n
03700 · Denía
Alicante · Spain
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Marina El Portet (Powerboat courses)
Moll de la pansa, s/n
3700 · Dénia
Alicante · Spain
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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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