Solent Boat Training - RYA Courses In Southampton

Solent Boat Training - Power, Sail, JetSki & Theory Courses In Southampton

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Solent Boat Training in Southampton is an RYA recognised training centre and part of the Coastal Pursuits group with the largest dedicated power and sail fleet in the UK. With 18 assorted yachts, cruisers, ribs and jet skis we have the complete flexibility to run courses for private individuals, companies and organisations. Our fully air conditioned classrooms and free accommodation included with most courses means your training will be to the highest standard. Just check our client reviews.

We simply offer the best  boats, the best  classrooms, the best  instructors and the best location in the UK.

RYA boat training courses for powerboats, motor & sailing yachts, jet ski, theory, first aid and VHF radio courses run from our National Training Centre in Southampton with other bases in Hamble, Hythe & Lymington. Just call 02380 659944 to chat with our chief instructor or browse the course information on our website with online booking available on all courses.

The RYA Powerboat level 2 start powerboating course costing only £249 is very popular for new and improving skippers and also an easy way to gain your international boat license the ICC. We also offer the popular RYA day skipper course for power and sail, also the theory course.

Our training fleet includes 6 motorboats & sailing yachts, 8 ribs and 3 jet skis.

Unlike many small RYA training centres we can offer you a full range of boats and instructors to match your experience level. We also hire out our boats to our own students, this is called bareboat charter via our Coastal Pursuits website.

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Day Skipper Theory
RYA Powerboat Level 2
Powerboat advanced
Powerboat Intermediate
First Aid Course
day skipper practical
RYA vhf radio
Competent Crew
instructor Courses
sea survival
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 We also offer a complete online 
availability & booking system for all our courses.

RYA Powerboat Courses Inc Level 2 ICC

We run our Level 1 & Level 2 powerboat courses on any of our 4 Ribcraft boats. Intermediate & Advanced courses are run on either our 6.5m Redbay Stormforce or our 8.4m Redbay Stormforce ribs.  All these boats are MCA commercially coded vessels for day and night use up to 20 miles from land, far more than we actually require for these RYA powerboat courses. We also run a complete range of commercial endorsement training courses and RYA Instructor Training courses

RYA Shorebased & Theory Courses

Our classroom overlooks Ocean Village marina and is only 300 yards from the waters edge. Enterprise House is a warm and safe environment for all shorebased courses including RYA VHF radio, First Aid, Day Skipper Theory, Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaser Theory courses.

RYA PWC & Jet Ski Courses

With 3 new SeaDoo jet ski bikes permanently afloat on versadock within the Ocean Village marina we can offer the RYA jet ski water craft pwc proficiency course at a fantastic price of just £149 per person which includes use of a school jet ski, wet suits, impact vests and a RYA completion certificate.

RYA Motor Cruising Courses

We have a fantastic pair of flybrdge motorboats. Starting with our trusty Fairline Phantom 46ft and then our flagship Sealine T51. All available for RYA motor cruising training courses from our fleets base in Southampton's Ocean Village marina with accommodation on board included for free on all RYA motor cruising courses.

RYA Sail Cruising Courses Inc Day Skipper

With our own Bavaria 37 cruising sailing yacht moored in Ocean Village marina we can offer the full range of RYA sail cruising courses from "Start Yachting", the popular Day Skipper practical through to the Yachtmaster preparation course.

Her 3 double cabins and large saloon area make sailing the Solent, visiting new harbours and learning new skills a very pleasant experience indeed.

We specialise in low ratio student to instructor courses as we feel this offers a more complete experience for very little extra expense. We also run Sailing courses from our Lymington Boat Training base.

Solent RYA Powerboat Courses In Southampton , Hamble & Hythe

We’re able to provide a comprehensive selection of RYA powerboat courses to meet the needs of anyone looking to get out on the water regardless of age, chosen watercraft or skill level. Children will be able to start with the powerboat level 1 course for a basic overview and adult beginners can jump straight in with the RYA powerboat level 2 course, open for any level of student looking to develop their boating skills. However, this is just the beginning. As well as RYA powerboat level 2 course we’re also able to provide intermediate and advanced powerboat courses to meet the requirements of experienced boaters looking to improve, and if you’re ready to move onto something bigger we can accommodate with RYA motor day skipper courses and even the RYA Yachtsmaster course.

RYA Training Centre News

START MOTOR CRUISING Have you ever thought of what it would be like to drive a Motor Cruiser or are you looking to start on the Motor Cruising Training Ladder?  Then why not try one of our 2 x Day RYA Helmsman Courses.  This course is designed for those who have no previous experience of larger motor boats or are looking to move up from a smaller Powerboat.  Once you have gained the knowledge and confidence in operating this type of vessel, you are well on the way to gaining the next level.  Comp Read More
Support for Kayakers Kayakers Barry Ashdown and David Chalstrey to raise thousands for charities.  We have been supporting Barry & David as they prepare to cross the Channel in support of their chosen charities, Dorset Youth Association (DYA) and Leukaemia and LymphomaResearch.  Along with Solent Charters, Solent Boat Training have assited in the planning of their gruelling trip later this year. Read More
Channel Crossing Solent Boat Training and Solent Charters are set to support a group of Kayaking enthusiasts who have set themselves the challenge of paddling from France to the UK mainland, in support of a number of worthy charities.  The Dorset Youth Association and Leukaemia and Lymphoma are both very worthy charities and the group hope to raise as much as possible for their chosen charities. Read More
RYA Powerboat Level 2 Portsmouth RYA Powerboat courses are now available in Portsmouth via our RYA advanced powerboat instructors and our newest Redbay and XS ribs powerboats. More details of these courses is available on the Coastal Pursuits website or give us a call. Read More
Royal Garden Party As the Dorset Youth Association (DYA) reached its 70th Anniversary, HRH Prince Edward visited the Garden Party in celebration of this worthy Charity.  Solent Charters and Training were invited to attend and give a brief overview of the support they would be providing to David Chalstrey, one of the trusties and keen kayakers, who will be crossing the English Channel later this year to raise money for the DYA. Read More
RYA Powerboat Level 3 Intermediate Course RYA Powerboat Level 3 course is actually called the Intermediate course. It follows on directly from the level 2 course and is also runs over 2 days. It is suitable for any student with a level 2 tidal qualification. Read More


The most popoular South Coast & Solent RYA Training Courses are Powerboat Level 2, Day Skipper Theory, Day Skipper Practical, Day Skipper Theory, International Certificate of Competence ICC, Powerboat Training, VHF Licence, VHF Radio Courses, Sea Survival Course, & RYA First Aid. More information on the full range of RYA Courses run from Southampton, Hamble & Hythe can be found by using the top menu. Solent Boat Training offer boat lessons on powerboats, jet skis and motor cruisers.


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