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The RYA Powerboat Level 2 syllabus is suitable for candidates aged 12 upwards,  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).

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 £1285

(1-to-1 private tuition)

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

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from £410/per person

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RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Sat 14th & Sun 15th May 2022, 10:00-17:30£465.00 place(s) remaining
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RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Sat 21st & Sun 22nd May 2022, 10:00-17:30£465.00 place(s) remaining
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RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Sat 28th & Sun 29th May 2022, 10:00-17:30£465.00 place(s) remaining
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RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Mon 30th & Tue 31st May 2022, 10:00-17:30£435.00 place(s) remaining
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RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Sat 4th & Sun 5th June 2022, 10:00-17:30£475.00 place(s) remaining
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RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Sat 18th & Sun 19th June 2022, 10:00-17:30£475.001 place(s) remaining
RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Tue 21st & Wed 22nd June 2022, 10:00-17:30£450.002 place(s) remaining
RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd July 2022, 10:00-17:30£475.001 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). 

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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 of Competence (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.

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