RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats) and sports boats provide speed,
excitement, versatility and fun.

They are usually open boats powered by one or two engines and are
most suitable for day excursions. Whether you want to explore the
rugged coastline of Britain, have fun locally, go waterskiing, impress
your friends with a thrilling experience or take the family for a day
outing then you will not be disappointed.



Powerboat Courses at the Medina Valley Centre

Powerboat courses at the MVC follow the RYA National Powerboat Scheme, a course for those wanting to drive small open powerboats such as RIBs, sports boats and small launches; the sort of boats used for short coastal or inland trips, fishing, safety cover for other watersports, waterskiing or as a support boat for diving.

The sheltered tidal waters of the estuary provide safe yet challenging conditions for developing initial powerboat handling skills. Combine this with a trip down the river learning navigation, how to respond to other water users and a session at speed out on the Solent, and students will gain an all round great experience and education in power boating.

Our Powerboats

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Course Aim 
This two-day course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to safely drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence.

Minimum Standard 
No previous experience required.

Course coverage
Close quarters handling, low and high speed manoeuvres, man overboard recovery, collision regulations, launching and recovery, securing to a buoy, anchoring, leaving and coming alongside, instruction in engine maintenance, practical use of charts and compasses, tidal and weather interpretation and legal requirements.

Ability after the course
Self-sufficient powerboater, Able to handle a powerboat in familiar waters by day in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of the craft.

Please note if you are taking this course and intend to apply for an ICC, a coastal Powerboat Level 2 course will allow you to apply for a coastal ICC for Power up to 10m. In order to apply for an inland ICC you will need to have also successfully passed a CEVNI test.

Course Information 


  £ Cost and Dates
  £230 for a Powerboat Level 2.
  Costs and dates may vary subject to type of course and
  time of year.

  Please contact us for more details.
  For payment details see 'How to Book' below.

  How to Book
  See our Booking Information page for booking details. 

  Additional Information
  See our Additional Information page for useful insights
  into Centre facilities, what to bring with you on the
  day and more.


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