Solent Boat Training - RYA Courses In Southampton

About Solent Boat Training

Solent Boat Training is an RYA, MCA & HSE recognised training centre in Southampton. With these amazing resources available to us we gained RYA advanced training centre status so can teach the complete range of RYA courses for powerboats, motorboats, sailing yachts, jet skis and all shore based course such as VHF radio, day skipper theory and first aid.

We also run the full range of HSE Work Aid at Work first aid courses.

National Training

Students travel from all over the UK and Europe to train with our team of Yachtmaster instructors and the amazing resources we have including :-

Largest dedicated training fleet in the UK including 11 rib boats, 5 yachts, 3 motorboard and 3 jetskis.

7 classrooms and training workshop.

Free accommodation.

Free parking onsite.

Our full course list is as follows :-

RYA Powerboating

Level 1

Level 2



Tender Operator

RYA Motor Cruising

Start Motor Cruising


Day Skipper

Coastal Skipper

Yacht Master Preparation

RYA Sail Cruising

Competent Crew

Day Skipper Practical

Coastal Skipper

Yacht Master Preparation


PWC Jet Ski Proficiency

RYA Theory & Shorebased

Essential Navigation

Day Skipper Theory

Yacht Master Theory

First Aid

VHF Radio

Diesel Engine Maintenance

Outboard Petrol Engine Maintenance


Sea Survival

RYA Instructor

Powerboat Instructor

Advanced Powerboat Instructor

PWC Jet Ski Instructor

HSE First Aid At Work

Emergency First Aid at Work

First Aid At Work

Paediatric First Aid

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



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