Development Days

Key Course Details

Duration: 1 day

Time: From 9am to about 5pm

Group Size: 2 or 3 if you come as a group. '1 to 1' sessions too.

Min Age: 14 if accompanied

Price: £350 to £650


Intermediate powerboat

Course Aim: This days course builds on the skills developed on your Level 2 course giving you time afloat to practice and develop both close quarter boat handling and passage making. A fun, practical day afloat.

Course Duration

1 day from 9am to 5pm. Additional days can be added as required.

Prior Experience Required

Candidates should be competent to the standard of Level 2 (including the coastal endorsement).

Instructor to Student Ratio

For this course our teaching ratio is one Instructor to two students to one boat. If though you want to book as a group of three that’s fine too. Alternatively we are happy to run these days as ‘one to one’ sessions.

Course Dates

We have scheduled these days every few weeks but will also run them on demand too. If you are booking as a ‘two’ or want a one to one session then you can choose whatever days suits – subject to boat availability.

Minimum Age

14. Children over 14 can come on the course accompanying a parent/guardian and will play a full part in the day.

Why choose Powerboat Training UK for your course?

Our boats ~ with 7.8m and 6.8m Ribcrafts as our main teaching boats we have invested considerably so that you get to use quality kit in great condition. Each RIB is fully equipped for training up to Advanced level and are fitted with Icom and Garmin electronics.

Our location and teaching facilities ~ Poole Harbour is a truly amazing teaching location – so much so that the RNLI and the Royal Marines base their training operations here. Our classrooms are well resourced, professional, clean and tidy.

Likewise our base in Lymington at Aquasafe Powerboat School is at Lymington Yacht Haven which like Cobbs Quay is a large marina with a huge range of craft. Our classrooms are well resourced, clean and professional.

Our Instructors ~ we ensure that our instructors are teaching 100% ‘Best Practice’ and have a process whereby we constantly review their sessions to ensure that you get the most productive experience from your time with us. All teach because they love boating and we work with them to constantly ‘upskill’ their qualifications and experience.

Our history ~ we started the school over ten years ago and have grown a reputation for delivering on our promises. Our clients range from individuals with their own craft to organisations such as Sunseeker, the RNLI and we were awarded the RYA Training contract by Dorset Police for the London 2012 Olympic events in Weymouth. We are also very proud to have written the RYA Powerboat Handbook for the RYA and 2014 saw the launch of the RYA Advanced Powerboat Handbook.


What is included in the course price? ~ when you undertake your course on our boats then the price you pay includes fuel (often charged as extra at the end of courses by schools), and free use of waterproofs (once again often charged as an extra). Price includes VAT too – yet another common extra.

Does the course price represent good value? ~ remember in life you pretty much get what you pay for. We don’t pretend to be the cheapest but the course will be on well maintained first rate craft, and run by instructors guaranteed to teach current best practice. We have great facilities in a large marina offering a great all-round experience. Check out the other relevant pages on this website to see what we mean.

Course prices ~ £350 per head for 1 person or £650 for two. If you come as a group of three then you pay the rate for two persons.

Some of the offers available when buying this course include…..

Special Offer No1!! Book and pay for your VHF Course at the same time as you book the course and only pay £75 for the VHF course (including course pack). (Usual cost is £100, you also need to pay the RYA Fee which is £60). You can choose whether to undertake the course in the classroom or online. We run VHF Courses every two weeks so fitting you in will never be an issue – we run these courses  in Poole and Lymington.

Special Offer No2!! We also offer the opportunity to book the RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course for a massively discounted £80 when booked alongside a course. This is a great course to develop your understanding of charts, tides, buoyage and navigation onto the next level after the course.

The Course

Powerboat Level 2 is a great course that develops really valuable core skills. The challenge after Level 2 is getting time to hone and develop those skills. Getting afloat on one of our ‘Development Days’ alongside an instructor is a really beneficial way to do this.

Your instructor could cover the following topics with you during your time with him/her:

  • Leaving and coming alongside
  • Using springs to leave and come alongside
  • Man overboard
  • Handling at planing speed
  • Use of waypoints and routes
  • Pilotage plans for harbour entries
  • Any other areas you wish to cover

There is complete flexibility in how we construct the day so the list shown is just a guide. The key thing with this day is about really building on the skills gained at Level 2 so ahead of the day let us know the particular areas that you wish to work on and we’ll construct a day that works for all on the course.

Development Days - Book Now

Thank you for your interest in this course.

Hopefully any dates that we have scheduled work well with your availability. If the dates don't quite work then we are always keen to be as flexible as possible to help accommodate your availability - just contact us and we’ll see what we can do.

We're always really keen to chat to you when you’re booking a course as whilst we are happy to take bookings through this system for your convenience - nothing beats chatting about boats and courses!

Don't forget too that if you are an individual or company/organisation booking a few people onto courses then we may be able to schedule dates around you. Equally, for bookings some time in the future we can usually juggle our course dates if what we have scheduled doesn’t quite work for you.

When you make a booking on this system please remember that is subject to confirmation and you will receive confirmation from us at the latest the next business day. You will not be charged until we send the confirmation.

DateLocationNumber of places
Sun 30th Aug 2020Poole
Sun 27th Sep 2020Poole