Since we opened a as school well over ten years ago we have trained and advised hundreds if not thousands of boaters on their path towards being a fully qualified and commercially endorsed boater.
As a centre running the full range of RYA powerboat, motor cruising, personal watercraft and shorebased courses, with a number of our own ‘coded’ vessels and instructors from a wide range of backgrounds we feel that we are exceptionally well placed to assist people on their path to being commercially endorsed.
For some it is simply a matter of a course or two whereas for others we may structure an entire program lasting sometimes years to help them reach their chosen objective. Whichever category best applies to you we’re always very keen to chat through your experience and the courses for you so please don’t hesitate to call/email. We look forward to working with you.
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This is the most popular course that we teach. Suits those new to boating who want to develop the base skills but also those who have boated for a while but who want to ensure they are approaching their boating the right way. There is no requirement for Level 1 to do this course.
Aimed at experienced leisure boaters and those seeking to work commercially the Advanced Course can be followed by the Advanced Examination. Addresses areas such as night navigation, rough water handling and search patterns – a great course!
The Advanced Powerboat Exam is the qualification needed for almost all skippers looking to drive commercially in sub (about) 10m powerboats whether RIBs or hard boats. It qualifies you up to 20 miles from a safe haven.
A great course that suits both those starting out motorboating or those have been at it a while. Lasting 4 days the course focusses on developing your ability to confidently handle the vessel whilst also spending time on navigation and making a short coastal passage.
Join our motor cruiser ‘True Blue’ a Rodman 1250 with twin 430Hp Volvo Penta engines on passage to Alderney and back. The passage is over 70 miles each way so can qualify as two of your 60 mile passages for those seeking to progress towards Yachtmaster Offshore or alternatively it’s just great experience!
The top level commercial and leisure qualification for boaters seeking to helm craft up to 24m/200 tonnes. Run on our craft or on your own vessel.
An excellent course that really goes into detail on areas such as navigation, charts, tides, safety and all manner of other subjects to give you a really good grounding ensuring you you have the navigation skills to undertake short coastal passages.
A really essential course for everyone that goes afloat whether for just for fun or as a commercial skipper or an instructor. Run by experienced on-water instructors the course focusses on the key skills needed to deal with issues when you are afloat.
If you have a radar then only after you’ve done this course will you really appreciate both how complex the radar set actually is and how amazingly useful it is if you know how to use the features built into the sets.
An advanced level course in navigation, chartwork and all aspects of planning and executing longer coastal passages and channel crossings. Essential requirement for many commercial roles and instructor qualifications.
Available online this is an advanced level course in navigation, chartwork and all aspects of planning and executing longer coastal passages and channel crossings. Essential requirement for many commercial roles and instructor qualifications.
The 5 day STCW95 course is an essential requirement for those looking to work commercially on vessels over 24m and for many other commercial boaters.
A mandatory course for commercial skippers and one that contains a huge amount of useful information essential for those in charge of others afloat.
A great course where you spend half a day in the classroom discussing all aspects of safety and half a day in a pool getting in and out of a liferaft and generally having a fun but hugely informative time….