Powerboat Level 1 & 2

What the RYA has to say about Powerboat Level 1 & 2: “…an introduction to boating techniques for launching and recovering a boat from a road trailer, everyday boat handling and the use of safety equipment.  This two-day entry level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence.”

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This confidence builder is often simply referred to as PB2.  The course has become one of the RYA’s most popular training programs.  Not only is it a great way for new boaters to get to grips with driving a powerboat safely and with confidence but it has also become a must-have certificate for those seeking work in the yachting industry.  It is also the basis for an ICC.

Topmast is proud to be the first (and only) RYA Training Centre in Canada to offer this great course.

What You Learn:

  • Launching and recovery
  • Boat handling
  • Securing to a buoy
  • Anchoring
  • Leaving and coming alongside
  • Man overboard
  • Launch and recovery
  • Preparation of boat and crew
  • Being towed

Is There a Certificate?

Yes.  You will get an RYA photo-certificate which is registered with the RYA.  With the certificate you can apply for an ICC.

How Much is Powerboat Level 1 & 2?

The 2 day PB2 course is $695.  The course is limited to 3 students.

What Can I do to Prepare?

Taking the NauticEd Coastal Navigation ($39 here), Electronic Navigation ($25 here) and Navigation rules (free) will make the theory component a lot easier to get through!