Solent Boat Training - RYA Courses In Southampton
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RYA Motor Boat Cruising Training Courses - Solent & Southampton

We offer the entire range of RYA motor boat cruising courses from the RYA Helmsman or RYA Day skipper practical courses through to preparing you for your RYA Yachtmaster exam. RYA qualifications are the standard for motorboating in UK waters but also trains you to gain the ICC certificate for motor boats over 10m if you are only going to motorboat abroad. The ICC certificate is required by law in many but not all countries. For UK motorboating the RYA scheme is recommended, so please read below :-

Our Motor Boat Used For Teaching RYA Cruising Courses

RYA Helmsman Course

With a Sealine Sc29 sports cruiser on hand we can usually offer any course at short notice. Our RYA motor cruising courses all include accommodation on board the motor yacht at no extra charge. RYA motor cruising courses are the gateway to the ICC certificate. In order to skipper a yacht over 10m in length in international waters you will need to hold the RYA Day Skipper Practical Motor Cruising Course certificate which converts to the ICC certificate. 

Our proven experience in RYA motor cruiser training helped us be picked to be the RYA training provider at the Southampton international boat show for many years, images below.

RYA Motorboat Scheme

RYA Motor Cruising Helmsman Practical Course £399

Aimed at the beginner or a new owner of a motor cruiser this 2 day course teaches the basics of motor cruiser setup, safety and control at a cost of £399 per person. We find most students have taken the powerboat level 2 course, but this is not a requirement for the Helmsman course.

We run this RYA course on our Sealine Sc29 sports cruiser but can run SBT handling courses on our larger Fairline Phantom 40 on request. More details of the RYA Motor Cruising Helmsman Course here.

RYA Motor Cruising Day Skipper Course £699

RYA Motor Cruising Helmsman Course

The course aims to teach pilotage, navigation, seamanship and boat handling to the standard required to skipper a motor cruiser safely by day in tidal waters with which the student is familiar. Over the 4 days of the course you will also receive an introduction to making a night passage.

Costing £699 per person on our Sealine Sc29 sports cruiser. This course will allow you to apply for the ICC certificate for any size of pleasure motor boat.

More details of the RYA Motor Cruising Day Skipper Course here.


RYA Motor Cruising Coastal Skipper Practical Course £999

RYA Motor Cruising Coastal Skipper Practical

The 5 day coastal skipper course costs £999 per person for the high quality experience that builds on your day skipper skills.

Flexible, quality and affordable RYA powerboat training

All of our motor cruising courses, from RYA helmsman to theory courses, are provided by experienced instructors, each one being hand-picked based on their experience, ability and local knowledge. This ensures an exceptional level of RYA motor cruising training can be provided to all clients no matter what their needs may be, and because we own all of our boats (unlike many powerboat training providers) you can be sure of getting the best. Our extensive fleet ensures we’re able to offer motor cruising training of all kinds to meet the needs of a whole range of individuals, and with all of our RYA motor boat courses being top-quality yet highly affordable you’ve got the best of both worlds.

We can even offer something else into the mix - flexibility. We’re able to provide an exceptional level of flexibility in terms of  motorboat training dates and times, so no matter when you want to begin your motor cruising courses we’re confident that we’ll be able to accommodate. Most of our courses are offered year-round subject to demand, and if you’d like to make a booking just get in touch or use our easy online booking system to see what’s available. Plus, many of our motor cruising courses can be run with up to three students at any one time, with great discounts being available if you invest in group training instead of going it alone.


RYA ICC Exam & Preparation Course
If you only require an ICC certificate for boating abroad try our own SBT 4 day preparation and exam course.
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