If you prefer your adventures on the water to be engine-powered, why not have a look at our powerboating courses?

We use both 6.3m and 5.5m RIBs. Depending on your course we will take you through the basics of low-speed manoeuvring and boat handling, look how to operate and navigate a boat in more advanced conditions, or what to think about when heading out at night.

We follow the RYA National Powerboat Scheme, so you have a clear pathway when choosing courses. For Powerboat Instructor courses please click here.

Please have a look at the course details below for more information and available dates. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on 0131 319 1820 or email bookings@portedgarwatersports.com. To make a booking directly through our website CLICK HERE

Introduction to Powerboating

Our Introduction to Powerboating offers an introduction to the basics of handling a powerboat safely. It will be run by a Powerboat instructor in one of our big RIBS and tailored to your requirements. You can choose from a half day or a full day sessions and bring a group of up to 3 people for the same price.

Dates: Please call us to arrange a suitable date
Cost: £250 for a half day, £400 for full day

RYA Powerboat Level 2

This is a 2-day course.

Pre-requisites: age 14+

Close quarters handling, high speed manoeuvres, man overboard recovery and collision regulations. This course is packed full of exciting activities, so that you can powerboat safely and competently by yourself. On successful completion of this course you’ll also qualify for an International Certificate of Competence (issued by the RYA) for those of you that wish to powerboat abroad.
2017 Dates:  28-29 January, 4 – 5 February,  11-12 February, 25-26 February, 4-5 March, 11-12 March, 8-9 April, 20-21 April, 22-23 April, 29-30 April, 13-14 May, 20-21 May, 3-4 June, 10-11 June, 17-18 June, 1-2 July, 15-16 July, 17-18 July, 29-30 July, 5-6 August, 12-13 August,16-20 August, 26-27 August, 2-3 September, 16-17 September, 30 Sept-1 Oct, 14-15 October, 28-29 October, 4-5 November, 18-19 November, 2-3 December
Cost: £259

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RYA Intermediate Powerboat

This is a 2-day course.
Pre-requisites: you must hold you RYA Powerboat Level 2 and be aged 16+

Want to take your powerboating to the next level? Then this course is for you! The Intermediate Powerboat syllabus aims to provide a level of training to suit those who use powerboats more frequently, and in more advanced conditions. The two-day course covers the basics of navigation, practical use of daytime pilotage, passage planning skills and using both traditional and electronic navigational techniques on coastal waters.

2017 Dates: 4-5 March, 10-11 June, 19-20 August, 11-12 November, 9-10 December
Cost: £299

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RYA Advanced Powerboat Course

This is a 2-day course.

Pre-requisites: detailed on the RYA website

This course is for more experienced leisure and professional powerboaters wishing to skipper small powerboats further afield and at night. As well as high levels of boat handling skills, a short range VHF licence, valid first aid certificate and navigation skills up to coastal / yachtmaster skipper standard are required for this course. Please note that this course does not include an assessment for a commercial endorsement.
2017 Dates: 18-19 February, 23-24 September, 2-3 December
Cost: £299

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RYA Advanced Powerboat Certificate of Competence

This is a 1-day assessment.

Pre-requisites: RYA Advanced Powerboat

Successful candidates will obtain a commercially endorsed advanced powerboat certificate. You will spend the morning preparing and getting used to the boat with one of our experienced instructors, and then sit the 4-5 hour exam in our RIB with an RYA / MCA Examiner.

Please note that, in addition to the cost of the course, there is an exam fee payable directly to the RYA.

2017 Dates: please call to arrange
Cost: tbc

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RYA Safety Boat

This is a 2-day course.
Pre-requisites: RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate with additional driving experience; age 16+

This course will allow you to develop your safety skills, so among other things you can help your sailing club or RYA Training Centre. The syllabus covers the safe rescue of crews and prevention of further damage to a variety of boats and equipment, including windsurfers and canoes.
2017 Dates: 15-16 April, 13-14 May, 1-2 July,  9-10 September, 21-22 October
Cost: £259

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