Powerboat Courses

at Polkerris Beach

Professional training is essential for safe powerboating. We have a great location for powerboat tuition, suitable for practising both low and high-speed handling skills.

To provide experience of different types of boats and boat controls, our centre console 4.8m RIB is used for courses along with a Quiksilver inflatable with tiller steer. Alternatively, courses can be taken on your own boat.




RYA Level 2 Powerboat Course

This entry level powerboat course provides skills and background knowledge required to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence. The course covers low-speed, close quarter boat handling, launching and recovery, securing to a buoy, anchoring, leaving and coming alongside, man overboard recovery as well as an introduction to driving at planing speed and collision regulations.

Courses run for 2 days.

Cost: 2+ people £260pp or 1:1 course £360


Safety Boat Course

This powerboat course provides the skills required when providing safety or support for race or training sessions and to cover a range of craft, particularly sailing or windsurfing. The course covers boat handling, fleet management, rescue and recovery of dinghies, windsurfers, kayaks and other water users, towing, preparation and end-of-day procedures, safety, suitability of craft, local factors, and communication.

Courses run for 2 days.

Cost: 2+ people £240pp or 1:1 course £360

Powerboat Clinic

Tailor made powerboat training, refresher or confidence building designed around your needs. Pick parts of the RYA syllabus to focus on or let us help build you a bespoke program. We can also provide training and orientation on your own vessel.

Duration: Half or Full Day

Requirements: Some powerboating experience

Price: 2+ people - Half Day £60pp, Full Day £120pp or 1:1 Half Day - £100, Full day £200


Polkerris Beach is an RYA recognised training centre: your assurance that we are equipped and trained to provide you with quality and safe experiences.


What's Included 

We provide all equipment, including a full wetsuit and buoyancy aid and have changing room facilities with showers, cafe and shop on site.


Age Requirements

Suitable for those aged 12 and over. 

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