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The RYA Powerboat Level 2 syllabus is suitable for novices, with no prior experience required. The syllabus covers a range of essential theory and practical topics for recreational boat users.

Upon successful completion of the PB2 course, candidates can submit an application to the RYA to obtain their ICC (subject to eligibility).

Minimum age: 12 years old (candidates under 16 must be accompanied by an adult booking)

RYA Level 2 Powerboat Training

Powerboat.London offers RYA accredited training with Focus Marine – a Recognised Training Centre that offers powerboat, VHF, and First Aid training on the Thames in London. 


from £1650

(1-to-1 private tuition)

RYA Level 2 Certification
Custom course timings
Boat charter and fuel
No other candidates on board
Own boat tuition (optional)
ICC fees (optional)

Select course dates below:


from £463/per person

Book 3 places and save £96.00
(Discount applied automatically)

RYA Level 2 Certification
Boat charter and fuel
Up to 3 candidates per boat
ICC fees apply (optional)
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RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Thu 6th & Fri 7th April 2023, 10:00-17:30£495.003 place(s) remaining
RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Sun 9th & Mon 10th April 2023, 10:00-17:30£495.003 place(s) remaining
RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Thu 13th & Fri 14th April 2023, 10:00-17:30£495.00 place(s) remaining
Fully booked
RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Sat 15th & Sun 16th April 2023, 10:00-17:30£495.00 place(s) remaining
Fully booked
RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Wed 19th & Thu 20th April 2023, 10:00-17:30£495.003 place(s) remaining
RYA First aid course - Sunday 23rd April 2023, 09:00-18:00 £125.0016 place(s) remaining
RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Sat 29th & Sun 30th April 2023, 10:00-17:30£495.001 place(s) remaining
RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Sun 7th & Mon 8th May 2023, 10:00-17:30£525.003 place(s) remaining
RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Sat 13th & Sun 14th May 2023, 10:00-17:30£525.002 place(s) remaining
RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Sat 20th & Sun 21st May 2023, 10:00-17:30£525.00 place(s) remaining
Fully booked
RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Sat 27th & Sun 28th May 2023, 10:00-17:30£525.004 place(s) remaining
RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Sat 3rd & Sun 4th June 2023, 10:00-17:30£545.002 place(s) remaining
RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Sat 17th & Sun 18th June 2023, 10:00-17:30£545.006 place(s) remaining
RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Sat 24th & Sun 25th June 2023, 10:00-17:30£545.00 place(s) remaining
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RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Sat 1st & Sun 2nd July 2023, 10:00-17:30£545.006 place(s) remaining

Our Standard courses require a minimum of two candidates in order to run. In the event that insufficient candidates book onto a course, we will contact you to arrange a refund or offer you alternative dates (subject to availability). 


Introducing: Youth courses

We welcome candidates aged 12 upwards onto any of our courses, but to provide opportunity for younger candidates to enjoy the best learning experience we’re currently offering the following dates for candidates aged 12-19 years old

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On youth courses there will be a maximum of three students (all aged 12-19) per boat. Classroom sessions may be delivered in larger groups with candidates of all ages.
For group bookings of 3+ candidates we can also look to run youth courses on additional dates, subject to instructor availability. Contact us to find out more…

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Ian Leslie
Ian Leslie
13:21 30 Nov 22
Fantastic two days of learning various skills with a powerboat on the water. Great team, great training and very... friendly. Parking is limited nearby if you're driving but is available nearby if you use some of the parking space appsread more
Luther Knight
Luther Knight
10:15 15 Aug 22
Steff & Luke were awesome throughout the course, there are no questions these guys can't answer from navigating charts,... to servicing engines. Overall the course was very well paced, with the guys thoroughly engaged through every step from your knot-ties on the pontoon through high speed U-Turns on the river, with safety as a primary objective.I would recommend this course to anyone thinking about it; I certainly feel prepared and confident to hit the waters!read more
Lisa Collins
Lisa Collins
00:31 14 Aug 22
Steffan & Luke are both fantastic instructors: patient, calm, unflappable, confidence inspiring, approachable, down to... earth & very funny, with a teaching style that is relaxed, informal & fun! Everything you could want in an instructor really!The information & topics covered are all useful & very relevant, & leave you feeling inspired & confident in your own abilities.Well worth the money & the most fun I’ve had in ages!!Thank-you so much chaps!!👍🏻👍🏻👌🏻I DO wish I hadn’t done the course with my other half though, or on two of the hottest days of the year!!😬🥵So let that be a lesson for you!!😉read more
Noémi Bates
Noémi Bates
20:12 01 Aug 22
Excellent course - highly recommended! Both the theory and the practical aspects of the two-day course were well... prepared and thought out. I've learned a lot and feel inspired to further my boating more
Phil Coxon
Phil Coxon
16:30 25 Jul 22
A really enjoyable course at a good pace and good reinforcement of important drills like docking and man overboard. ... Steff and Peter did an excellent job of giving us the key information in a way that was easy to understand and apply! Would highly recommend this course to anyone looking to start more
Dariusz Rudaniecki
Dariusz Rudaniecki
14:47 23 Jul 22
Well prepared course, a lots of knowledge in two days. Theory and practice on high standards supported by great... team.Money well invested and highly recommend course.Despite the fact that I have some experience on water- I learn a lot.Everyone was engaged and supportive.Great experience.Preparing for next experience withFocus Marineread more
Darren Gorman
Darren Gorman
08:49 18 Jul 22
Excellent experience doing my RYA Level 2 Powerboat Handling with Focus Marine.All three instructors (Steffan, Jenny... & Peter) were all very helpful, personable and knowledgeable. Both days were very well structured - we got lucky with the weather and there were plenty of opportunities to practice manoeuvres and skills on the tidal Thames.Would highly recommend to anyone thinking of starting out on a powerboat or honing/sharpening their more
Giles Hartill
Giles Hartill
19:18 17 Jul 22
Excellent training experience. Highly recommended. Ideal location in West London off Chiswick Pier.
Dan Buckley
Dan Buckley
14:30 04 Jul 22
Steffan and Jenny were absolutely marvellous. A thoroughly entertaining and informative course that I am delighted I... attended. I would wholeheartedly recommend. Thanks guys!read more
Harry Balfour
Harry Balfour
11:38 27 Jun 22
Absolutely amazing experience! Steffan and Jenny were fantastic teachers and made the whole course both interesting and... more
Giovanni Favaloro
Giovanni Favaloro
19:36 24 Jun 22
Really friendly young instructors. Had a great time. Would recommend!
Jason Bartholomew
Jason Bartholomew
15:33 10 Jun 22
Steffan's Powerboat course was perfect. It is a two day course, and you really pack in a lot of technical knowledge... with hand's on boating practice. Steffan and his team were incredible courterous, professional, and fun. I would highly recommend this course!read more
David Newell
David Newell
18:09 05 Jun 22
A really excellent 2-day powerboat level 2 course. The Instructors delivered the material in a supportive and friendly... way. I joined the course with no experience and I left feeling fully prepared to take control of a powered boat for the very first time.I can whole heartedly recommed learning with Focus more
Ross Bettridge
Ross Bettridge
13:48 16 May 22
If you want to get out on the water and obtain your ICC I can highly recommend Steffan and his team at Focus Marine.... Steffan's approach to learning was informative but fun, with plenty of practical time out on the more
Caroline Kirkman
Caroline Kirkman
09:48 10 May 22
What a fantastically fun way to spend a sunny weekend. I feel so much more confident in my ability to operate a... powerboat (having never driven one ever before) and Steff always made me feel safe with his calm and patient manner. Highly recommend this course and Steff's knowledge is amazing in all areas of boating and navigation. Hope to do more courses with Focus Marine soonread more
Ricardo Moral
Ricardo Moral
10:35 25 Oct 21
I did the Powerboat Level 2 course with Focus Marine last week and it was a great experience. The course was clear ,and... its provided extensive practice opportunities. I would definitely recommend Focus Marine to anybody willing to take RYA more
Francis Flavard-Jones
Francis Flavard-Jones
17:09 18 Oct 21
Great instructor! Really enjoyed the 2 days Powerboat Level 2 course! Instructor was patient and his explanation were... very clear!I strongly recommend Focus Marine!read more
alex jabour
alex jabour
18:52 10 Oct 21
I just completed a great weekend and achieved my powerboat 2 course. I can’t recommend it highly enough. It was... enjoyable and full of great information delivered by Steffan who was a great teacher and a lovely guy. Thanks to Powerboat London. 5 more
Marcus Watts
Marcus Watts
12:44 07 Oct 21
Practical and enjoyable training. Highly recommended.
richard Warrington-Stanley
richard Warrington-Stanley
18:42 16 Sep 21
Steffan instructed my son and I on a RYA powerboat level 2. Had a fantastic weekend. Great instructor and have already... recommended him to friends and familyread more
Tim Bourne
Tim Bourne
08:21 31 Aug 21
Cant recommend Powerboat 32 course or out instructor Steffan Ciccotti highly enough - amazing two days!
Tim Steggals
Tim Steggals
20:25 02 Aug 21
I have just taken my RYA VHF exam with Focus Marine under the first class leadership of Steffan. The whole experience... was extremely professional and communication from pre booking through to arrival was excellent. Steffan did his best to make the 4 of us feel comfortable given the exam conditions and I was extremely impressed with his knowledge of all areas of marine navigation and vhf use. He was particularly skilled at tailoring the practical side of the assessment to suit the varying technical proficiency levels of the group. Focus Marine also offer other RYA courses including Level 2 power boat and I can't recommend them highly more
Andrew Batchelor
Andrew Batchelor
10:07 28 Jul 21
Fantastic course with Steffan - really enjoyed it, very professional, informative and patient, even with my 13yr old!... Highly recommend Steffan for anyone who wants to obtain the Powerboat 2 more
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RYA Level 2 Powerboat Syllabus

Theory topics


Clothing and equipment

Types of craft

Propulsion systems


Launch and recovery

Tides and tidal streams




Introduction to charts & symbols

Buoyage systems

GPS/Electronic nav

Pilotage and passage planning

Emergency procedures

Distress signals

Cold water shock

Immersion hypothermia

Disabled craft

Advice for restricted visibility

Fire precautions and fire fighting

Man Overboard procedure

Practical syllabus

Introductory skills

Boat familiarisation 

Slow speed handling

Holding off

High Speed manoeuvres


High speed turns 

Trim tabs & power trim

Close Quarters

Turning in a confined space

Turning using springs 

Leaving and coming alongside in a range of conditions (wind & tide) 

Mooring and Berthing

Approach and securing to a mooring buoy


Mooring alongside a pontoon


Man Overboard – standard approach

Man Overboard – drift-down method

Recovery of Man Overboard into craft


Use of steering compass 

Execute basic passage plan

International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft (ICC)

The ICC is intended to provide evidence of competence when requested by officials in foreign countries. 

It is issued by the RYA in the United Kingdom to British Nationals and UK Residents (of any nationality), aged 16 or older.

If you are neither a British national nor resident in the UK, check here whether the RYA can issue your ICC 

The RYA currently charges a certificate fee of £47 for issue of the ICC (free for RYA members!)

The cost of RYA membership is equivalent to (or in some cases less than) the cost of ICC certification; for non-members, it is worth considering using the membership sign-up option on the back of the ICC form at the point of application. 


If you require the inland category to be validated on your ICC (this is required for use of inland waterways – rivers, canal systems and lakes in Europe), you will need to complete a CEVNI theory test. For full details, supporting materials/resources, and test bookings, please visit:

Vessels up to

0 m
max length

Accepted in

1 +
UNECE Countries

Covid-19 risk mitigation

We are constantly reviewing our policies in line with the latest government guidelines. 

Safety and hygiene

Keeping everyone safe on the water is our top priority, and this means running our sessions slightly differently to the way we would usually. 


Find us:

We operate from Chiswick Pier, located off Corney Reach Way in London W4.

Please check your joining instructions for detailed information about where to join your course.