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 Boats Used For Teaching RYA Motor Cruising Courses

Rodman-1040-4.jpg With our Rodman 35ft flybridge called "Kingfisher" is our main RYA training motorboat running our scheduled courses out of our main base in Southampton. RYA motor cruising courses are the gateway to the unlimited motorboat ICC certificate. In order to skipper a motorboat over 10m in length in international waters you will need to hold the ICC certificate. Obtain the RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification is the easiest way to do this.

Her modern electronics and Volvo fly by wire engines she is one of the most modern boats available to complete any of the RYA motorboat courses in the UK.


RYA Motor Cruising Helmsman Practical Course £499

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 £499 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 Rodman 35ft flybridge motorboat. More details of the RYA Motor Cruising Helmsman Course here.

RYA Motor Cruising Day Skipper Course £999


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 £999 per person on our Rodman 35ft flybridge motorboat 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 £1299


The 5 day coastal skipper course costs £1299 per person for the high quality experience that builds on your day skipper skills.

Flexible and affordable RYA motorboat 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.