Powerboat Courses

ISA National Powerboat Certificate (Level 2)

This is an excellent course for those looking for a comprehensive and practical step by step guide to all that is powerboating. We have one of the largest and most diverse fleets of powerboats in the country. This includes everything from small tiller arm 15hp right up to RIBs with 175hp on the back. Successful students recieve the "National Powerboat Certificate".

Who should do this course?

This is an ideal beginner course, covering all you need to know to safely operate a powerboat. This course can include all the material from the introductory course so you don't need to have completed it in advance, however, even limited previous powerboating experience is a help. Participants must be aged 16 years or older.

Course Fee

€319 per person
2 Persons booking at the same time - €299 per person
3 Persons booking at the same time - €269 per person 

Courses can be delivered on other dates and on a one to one basis (additional charges may apply)

Dun Laoghaire Courses 2019...

Courses run over a Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am until 5.30pm each day, unless stated otherwise.

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  • Course 35: 23rd and 24th November - Fully Booked
  • Course 36: 30th November and 1st December - Fully Booked

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Courses 2020...


  • Dun Laoghaire Course 1: 11th and 12th January
  • Poolbeg Course A: 18th and 19th January
  • Dun Laoghaire Course 2: 25th and 26th January


  • Dun Laoghaire Course 3: 1st and 2nd February
  • Dun Laoghaire Course 4: 15th and 16th February
  • Dun Laoghaire Course 5: 29th February and 1st March


  • Dun Laoghaire Course 6: 7th and 8th March
  • Dun Laoghaire Course 7: 14th and 15th March
  • Poolbeg Course B: 21st and 22nd March
  • Dun Laoghaire Course 8: 28th and 29th March


  • Dun Laoghaire Course 9: 4th and 5th April
  • Dun Laoghaire Course 10: 18th and 10th April
  • Dun Laoghaire Course 11: 25th and 26th April


  • Dun Laoghaire Course 12: 2nd and 3rd May
  • Dun Laoghaire Course 13: 9th and 10th May
  • Dun Laoghaire Course 14: 16th and 17th May
  • Dun Laoghaire: Evening Course 1: 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st May (6.30-9.30pm each evening)
  • Dun Laoghaire Course 15: 23rd and 24th May
  • Dun Laoghaire Course 16: 30th and 31st May


  • Dun Laoghaire Course 17: 6th and 7th June
  • Dun Laoghaire Course 18: 13th and 14th June
  • Poolbeg Course C: 13th and 14th June
  • Dun Laoghaire: Evening Course 2: 15th, 16th, 17th and 28th June (6.30-9.30pm each evening)
  • Dun Laoghaire Course 19: 20th and 21st June
  • Dun Laoghaire Course 20: 27th and 28th June


  • Dun Laoghaire Course 21: 4th and 5th July
  • Dun Laoghaire Course 22: 11th and 12th July
  • Dun Laoghaire Course 23: 18th and 19th July
  • Dun Laoghaire Course 24: 25th and 26th July


  • Dun Laoghaire Course 25: 8th and 9th August
  • Dun Laoghaire: Evening Course 3: 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th August (6.30-9.30pm each evening)
  • Dun Laoghaire Course 26: 15th and 16th August
  • Poolbeg Course D: 22nd and 23rd August
  • Dun Laoghaire Course 27: 29th and 30th August


  • Dun Laoghaire Course 28: 5th and 6th September
  • Poolbeg Course E: 12th and 13th September
  • Dun Laoghaire Course 29: 19th and 20th September
  • Dun Laoghaire Course 30: 26th and 27th September


  • Dun Laoghaire Course 31: 3rd and 4th October
  • Dun Laoghaire Course 32: 10th and 11th October
  • Dun Laoghaire Course 33: 17th and 18th October
  • Dun Laoghaire Course 34: 24th and 25th October
  • Dun Laoghaire Course 35: 31st October and 1st November


  • Dun Laoghaire Course 36: 7th and 8th November
  • Dun Laoghaire Course 37: 14th and 15th November
  • Dun Laoghaire Course 38: 21st and 22nd November
  • Dun Laoghaire Course 39: 28th and 29th November

Course Information

The course lasts two days and covers:

  • Learning how to Leave and Come Alongside a Dock.
  • Learning the art of picking up a Mooring.
  • Anchoring.
  • Turning in confined spaces / operating in busy marina areas.
  • Recovering a person fallen overboard.
  • Rules of the Road.
  • Launch and Recovery from a Road Trailer.
  • Safety and Planning.
  • Tying up to a dock.
  • All necessary knots to include Round Turn, Reef Knot and Bowline.

The above is just a taste of the many areas covered on the course. We aim to provide you with the perfect foundation and template in the sport of Powerboating. The course is conducted in a number of different boat types which may include tiller arm Yak boats with 15 horse power engines and RIBs (Rigid inflatable boats) of up to 175 horse power.

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​Once you have chosen a date that suits you can book online below, or by calling us on 01 2844195. All major Credit / Debit Cards accepted. Once you have booked in, we'll send you a confirmation email outlining your course, its date and start / finish times. Please ensure you have read our Terms and Conditions prior to enrolling.

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