RYA Powerboat - Advanced
Day and Night Course
A 2-day course for leisure and professional boaters wanting to undertake more adventurous trips in small powerboats.
Candidates should be competent to the standard of the National Powerboat Certificate Level 2 (Coastal) with a knowledge of navigation and chartwork to the level of Day Skipper Shorebased certificate.
The course content includes pilotage, navigation and boat handling techniques for planing boats on coastal waters by day and night. This will enable candidates to plan and execute coastal trips including return to a familiar port by night. Course duration is a minimum of two days including at least one evening night navigation.
The Advanced Powerboat qualification can be endorsed (on successful completion of a practical examination conducted by an independent examiner) by the RYA for commercial operations. Candidates are required to possess a VHF/DSC Radio Licence, hold an appropriate First Aid qualification, a Medical Certificate, have completed a Sea Survival Course and hold a PPR Certificate. The candidate is then entitled to skipper category 3/4 commercial craft.