Advanced Powerboat

Advanced Powerboat Instructor

Gain a powerboat qualification that is recognised worldwide. This is a three day course teaching you how to deliver powerboat training up to level 2 (National Powerboat Certificate). For candidates that already hold the Safety Boat qualification, successful completion of this course also enables you to also teach the safety boat course. Skills gained are presentation skills, Instruction skills, assessment skills, communication skills and briefing/de-briefing skills.

A RYA powerboat Instructor qualification lasts for five years, RYA training is ran in over 23 countries worldwide, RYA Powerboat instructors can also work in Irish Sailing Association training centres as the qualification is accepted by the ISA Training department as an equivalent.

  • Course Type: Practical
  • Required Experience: Crisp Level 2 Powerboat Skills to demonstrate to students. RYA Powerboat Instructor Skills Assessment, National Powerboat Certificate (Level 2) and First Aid certificate (including hypothermia and resuscitation).
  • Assumed Knowledge: National Powerboat Scheme syllabus, navigation to day skipper standard.
  • Minimum Age: 16
  • Course Content:  Launching,Handling and recovery skills. Passage Planning and decision making.
  • Ability After Course: Self sufficient in good conditions. Aware of Limitations of self and Vessel.
  • Duration: Three Days

This course is needed for all crew. The STCW 2010 Personal Survival Techniques course in in line with meeting the requirements laid down in, STCW 1978 as amended (Including STCW95 and STCW 2010) Regulation VI/1 and STCW Code Section A-VI/1 Paragraphs 2.1.1

Introduction Safety & Survival

  • Safety Guidance
  • Principles of Survival at sea
  • Definitions, survival craft and appliances
  • SOLAS Training manual
  • Safety Symbols

Emergency situations

  • Types of emergencies
  • Precautions
  • Fire Provisions
  • Foundering
  • Crew expertise and initial familiarisation
  • Muster List and emergency signals
  • Crew and emergency instructions
  • Extra equipment and survival
  • Abandon ship – complications


  • Abandoning ship last resort
  • Personal preparation for abandoning ship
  • Need to prevent panic
  • Crew duties to passengers
  • Crew duties launching survival craft
  • Masters orders to abandon ship
  • Means of Survival

Survival Craft and Rescue boats

  • Lifeboats
  • Life-rafts
  • Rescue boats

Personal Life-saving appliances

  • Lifebuoys
  • Life-jackets
  • Immersion suits/anti-exposure suit
  • Thermal Protective aids

Personal Life-saving appliances (Demonstrations)

  • Lifebuoys
  • Life-jackets
  • Inflatable life-jackets
  • Immersion suits or anti-exposure suit
  • Thermal protective aids
  • Personal survival without a life-jacket
  • Boarding survival craft

Survival at sea

  • Dangers to survivors
  • Best use of survival craft facilities

Emergency radio equipment (Lecture and Demonstrations)

  • Portable radio apparatus for survival craft
  • Emergency position-indicating radio beacons (EPIRBs)
  • Search and Rescue transponders (SARTs)

Helicopter assistance

  • Communicating with the helicopter
  • Evacuation from ship and survival craft
  • Helicopter pick-up
  • Correct use of helicopter harness

Ability After Course: The Personal Survival Techniques Certificate covers the requirements of the 1995 STCW Convention and Code Chapter VI, Section A – VI/1. On Completion of this course, a trainee will be able to survive at sea in the event of ship abandonment.
Duration: 1 Day

Price: €255.00 (Training package price starting from €120)

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