Powerboat Courses

ISA Advanced Powerboat Course


The Advanced Powerboat Course will allow powerboaters to gain skills in boat handling, seamanship, pilotage and navigation, at both day and night in coastal waters. Some pre course preparation maybe needed depending on your experience.

Course Syllabus

  • Boat Preparation
  • Boat Handling; holding station, coming alongside at speed, lee shore landings
  • Rough weather skills
  • Meterology; forecast sourcing and interpretation, implications for powerboating
  • Navigation; at day and night using GPS, depth sounder, steering and hand bearing compass
  • Passage Planning
  • International Collision Regulations, day and night shapes
  • Safety, search patterns, sea anchor usage
  • Basic maintenance, trailing and storage

Previous Experience/Knowledge Required

Participants must hold a National Powerboat Certificate (Level 2) and have at least 8 hours driving experience.

It is strongly recommended that participants hold a VHF radio operators certificate and a first aid certificate. Additionally, participants should be proficient in navigation to at least RYA Day-Skipper level.

Course Dates 2018

Courses run on Saturday from 10am-9pm and Sunday from 10am-5pm.

  • Course 5: 17th and 18th November - Course Fully Booked

Course Fee - €340 per person

Course Dates 2019

Courses run on Saturday from 9.30am-9pm and Sunday from 10am-5pm.

  • Course 1: 19th and 20th January
  • Course 2: 23rd and 24th February
  • Course 3: 16th and 17th March
  • Course 4: 19th and 20th October
  • Course 5: 16th and 17th November
  • Course 6: 7th and 8th December

Course Fee - €340 per person

Book Now

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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