RYA Powerboat Level 2

We offer bespoke RYA powerboat level 2 courses that are tailored to fit your previous experience and personal goals. Train on a powerful and well maintained 6.5m rib with experienced RYA instructors and low student ratios.

Our RYA training centre in Hamble, on the Solent (near Portsmouth and Southampton), offers the full range of RYA courses including the RYA powerboat level 2 course.

About this course

This two-day entry level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence (ICC).

It focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed, and collision regulations. The course is run on the coast in tidal waters and your certificate will be endorsed accordingly.

RYA Powerboat Level 2 course details

Location :  Port Hamble Marina, Hamble, Southampton

Duration :  2 days (You choose the dates)

Student ratio : Shared courses offer a max student to instructor ratio of 2:1. Private tuition offers a 1:1 student to instructor ratio or you can bring family and friends at no extra cost.

Minimum age : 12 years. Candidates under the age of 16 will be issued an endorsed certificate.

Course prerequisites: None.

What’s in the RYA Powerboat level 2 course syllabus?

Low and high speed boat handling, securing to a mooring buoy, anchoring, leaving and coming alongside, man overboard, coastal pilotage and passage planning, emergency situations.

Pricing : Shared courses with a 2:1 instructor/student ratio cost from 50 points or £700 per persons. Contact us for private course rates.

Ability after the course : Self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of your own limitations and those of the craft.

RYA Powerboat Level 2 Courses on the Solent (Hamble)

Why train with Pure Latitude BOAT CLUB?

Pure Latitude is not just a powerboat school. We deliver high quality RYA Powerboat level 2 courses on our powerful club rib – with a focus on bespoke support and development through our training membership plans.

Our RYA powerboat level 2 courses are tailored to your previous experience and boating goals. Low instructor – student ratios ensure a high quality learning experience focused on your specific strengths and weaknesses. The bespoke nature of our courses ensures you maximise your training time – you can also bring family and friends at no extra cost.

Our base in Hamble offers immediate access to the Solent – the heartbeat of UK boating. Situated between Southampton and Portsmouth, we are easily accessed by road or rail. The Solent is a beautiful and demanding training location, with beautiful bays and harbours, varied pilotage options, challenging winds, complex tides and busy waterways. RYA powerboat level 2 courses completed in the Solent are held in high regard worldwide – it’s often said if you can navigate safely in this Solent you can go boating anywhere.

The RYA powerboat level 2 course is just the start of your journey as a skipper


Learning doesn’t finish at the end of the course. The same could be said for any discipline, but when it comes to boating, experience is everything.

Skippering boats is an ongoing journey, not just a destination. The formal RYA powerboat level 2 syllabus ensures you have the range of knowledge needed, but it’s having a way to practice, test and develop your skills each you get afloat that turns knowledge into expertise.

We provide the environment for members to spend whatever time they need skippering, be that on their own, on a 1:1 basis with an instructor or in a small group setting joining one of our popular events. In all cases, they focus on the specific things that matter to them – and that makes them more experienced boaters.

We developed our boat share club to make bespoke learning accessible, hassle-free and affordable. Add in our unique mix of sail and power boat training options and you have the perfect blend.

Thank you to all of you for your help and support. I and the crew feel really proud of our trip to France. My first across the channel and also my first as skipper.

I’d like to thank everyone at Pure Latitude for helping to enable what would have seemed an impossible dream only 3 years ago.

Peter D, member since 2014