About Solent Boat Training

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

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

SBT runs a large range of follow on marine courses from petrol engine maintenance to mileage builders that complement the RYA courses we run. Own boat tuition is available all around the Solent including Southampton, Hamble, Cowes and Lymington.

Marine Training For Individuals & Professionals

Students travel from all over the UK and Europe to train with our team of RYA, HSE & MCA instructors. 

We train the general public for pleasure boating, commercial skippers and a large number of students getting involved within the superyacht industry who travel specifically to train with us because of the amazing resources we have.

Our current fleet consists of 10 rib boats, 11 yachts, 2 motorboats, 4 jetskis, 7 classrooms and a training workshop.

Also free accommodation & free parking onsite.

Our full course list is as follows :-

RYA & SBT Powerboating

RYA Powerboat Level 1

RYA Powerboat Level 2

RYA Powerboat Intermediate

RYA Powerboat Advanced

RYA Tender Operator

SBT Powerboat Refresher

SBT Night Experience

SBT Twin Engine Experience

RYA & SBT Motor Boat Cruising

RYA Start Motor Cruising

RYA Helmsman

RYA Day Skipper

RYA Coastal Skipper

RYA Yacht Master Preparation

SBT Powerboat To Motorboat Conversion

SBT ICC Motorboat Certification Course

RYA & SBT Sail Cruising

RYA Competent Crew

RYA Day Skipper Practical

RYA Coastal Skipper

RYA Yacht Master Preparation

SBT Spinnaker Training

SBT Mileage Builder

SBT Marina Skills

SBT ICC Sailing Certification Course


RYA PWC Jet Ski Proficiency

SBT Advanced Jet Ski Handling

RYA & SBT Theory / Shorebased

RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship

RYA Day Skipper Theory

RYA Yachtmaster Theory

RYA First Aid


RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance

RYA Radar

RYA Sea Survival

SBT Outboard Petrol Engine Maintenance

RYA Instructor

RYA Powerboat Instructor

RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor

RYA PWC Instructor

RYA Sail Cruising Instructor

RYA Motor Boat Cruising Instructor

SBT Watersports Instructor

HSE First Aid At Work

Emergency First Aid at Work

First Aid At Work

Paediatric First Aid


2017 Training Fleet

The following is our training fleet used for SBT, MCA, RYA & HSE courses were appropriate.