Plymouth Powerboat School are an RYA Powerboat & Motor Boat training centre dedicated to providing the highest possible standards of tuition, safety and equipment all at competitive prices. We offer power boat courses, shore based courses, skippered rib charter, bareboat rib charter, motor cruiser theory and own boat training anywhere in the United Kingdom. Our most popular RYA courses include Powerboat Level 2, ICC, Intermediate, Advanced, Powerboat Instructor, Commercial Endorsements, VHF Radio, First Aid, Day Skipper Theory, interactive and shore based. We train 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year from Queen Anne’s Battery Marina in Plymouth (PL4 0LP).
Our students range from complete novices through to those who have been boating for their entire lives. While the majority of our clients are leisure users, we also specialise in providing training for people who plan to work commercially on the water as a skipper on dive, fishing or other charter boats.
We are open every day and can arrange courses on dates to suit. Why not use our online booking form below to see and book our upcoming courses :-
Plymouth Powerboat School - “Giving you confidence and safety on the water”
Our teaching boats include an 7.5m RIB, 5.5m RIB and a Cap Camerat hard boat. These boats are MCA coded and maintained to the highest possible standards, they provide an excellent combination of comfort, safety and speed. All boats are fitted with the latest electronics including a colour GPS / chart plotter, echo sounder and DSC VHF Radio together with a comprehensive set of safety equipment. We have had numerous students come to us having trained at other schools commenting on the superior condition and maintenance of our boats.
Our RIBs and motorboats are also available for charter either with or without skipper.
Before, during and after your RYA course our professional, experienced, friendly instructors are always on hand to answer any questions you might have. Being a dedicated motorboat and powerboat training sea school gives us the edge over the various sailing schools in the area which only offer power boating as a side line. We operate a maximum ratio of 3 students per instructor on all practical courses (1:1 tuition also available) and 6 students per instructor on all shore based courses. This enables us to offer the personal touch that other centres are unable to.
Plymouth Sound is the ideal location for powerboat training with a unique combination of safe sheltered areas for novices and challenging rough water for advanced courses and bespoke tuition. In the 7 years that our boat school been operating, we have had to cancel less than five courses due to the weather. We are easily reached from across Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset and are only a 3 hour drive from London.
All our instructors are experienced fully qualified professionals with a passion for the water.
Why choose us?
Knowledgeable and friendly instructors & skippers
High quality, well equipped MCA coded boats
Full range of RYA power boat & motor boat courses - Practical & Shore based
3:1 maximum teaching ratio on all practical courses & 6:1 on shore based courses
Competitive prices including VAT, fuel, life jackets, water proofs & refreshments
RIB Hire, Motor Cruiser Hire & Yacht Charter available skippered & bareboat
Don’t take our word for it, look at our testimonials here.