Paul Sargent

Paul joined the school late in 2006 and has been our key instructor ever since. Paul splits his time fairly evenly between shorebased and on water courses coupled with working to keep our fleet of boats in first class condition.


Paul started off in the merchant navy travelling the world before he joined Dorset Police and subsequently their Marine Section. Whilst on the Marine Section he gained experience across their Motor Cruiser, RIBs and Personal Watercraft. Soon after he left the Police he joined up with us at PTUK.

Paul joined as a permanent Instructor in 2008 and we’ve had nothing but complimentary feedback from those he’s worked with ever since.

Paul teaches all of the powerboat, motor cruising and shorebased courses and ensures that the boats are fixed and prepared for each course.


  • RYA Yachtmaster Instructor (Power)
  • RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor
  • RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (Power)
  • RYA Cruising Instructor (Power)
  • RYA/MCA Commercially Endorsed Yachtmaster
  • RYA SRC/VHF Instructor/Assessor
  • RYA Radar Instructor
  • RYA PPR Instructor

What our clients say

“Gave me confidence to go boating” Mario commenting on his Level 2 course

“I really enjoyed becoming more confident with manoeuvring and close quarters handling. I thoroughly enjoyed both days, Paul was excellent and hugely patient” Ian after a Level 2 course

“Hi, I was a student at the weekend on the powerboat L2 with Paul Sargent. I would just like to say what a great time we had on the course. Paul was a great instructor and a credit to the company. As a newcomer to small boat work I left with confidence that I can now safely control a small powerboat under most conditions. The strong winds and lively seas gave more context to the course than a flat summer day in my opinion.” Nick after his Level 2 Course.