Power Boat Courses Starting From £235

Boatability stands out as the leader in the field, setting the gold standard for excellence in maritime education. With a team of highly skilled instructors, top notch facilities, and a commitment to unparalleled safety and expertise, we ensure that our students receive the best training available.
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Welcome to Boatability, Your Premier Portsmouth Powerboat Training Centre!

Boatability, your trusted Portsmouth powerboat training hub, offers professional instruction and the latest safety gear, ensuring your safety and competence on coastal waters. Our certified instructors are here to guide you towards acquiring the prestigious Coastal and Inland Waters International Certificate of Competence (ICC).
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If you're yearning for a maritime adventure but lack access to a powerboat, training, or facilities, Boatability is the answer. Contact us now, and let's set you on a safe course towards your powerboat dreams.

Forget about membership requirements – we're not your typical Sailing Club. Boatability is an authorised RYA Powerboat Training Centre, providing a range of courses:

RYA Powerboat Levels 1 & 2

Intermediate and Advanced Powerboat

RYA VHF / DSC Training

RYA First Aid and RYA Sea Survival

RYA Training Courses 

Boatability is a recognised RYA Powerboat Training School which covers a wide range of coastal and land based courses for power boats.
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Commercial Training

Training for those wishing to start a career in the maritime industry and certification and skills development for the experienced marine professional.
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Safety Boat Training

Commercial safety boat training, ensuring that professionals are able to operate safely and effectively in various maritime environments.
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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

Our Testimonials

glondon Midx
glondon Midx
14/11/2023
A massive thank you to Nick, Ayesha and Ken for an amazing experience. Completed the Powerboat lv 2 with two of my pals and it was worth the drive down from London. See you guys next year for the Intermediate!!
Alex Tudorache
Alex Tudorache
01/11/2023
What a great experience! Nick & Ayesha were such great instructors; they're informative, diligent, patient and fun. Doing my Powerboat Level 2 course with Boatability was one of the best decisions. Thank you!
Tony Kneale
Tony Kneale
01/11/2023
Hi Nick Just wanted to say a big thankyou to you and your team for a brilliantly structured and delivered Powerboat 2 course. A superb amount of information delivered by you guys seamlessly and in easy to digest chunks. First class. i would recommend Boatability very highly to anyone looking for an honest and genuine company to train with. All the very best and hope to see you again. Kind regards, Tony
Keith Hilson
Keith Hilson
28/10/2023
Nick and the team at Boatability are simply the best. We decided to have all four of us (55 yr old male, similar aged female and two daughters 16 and 17) take the Powerboat level 2 course. Our instructors were patient, calm and explained everything clearly. We all had a fantastic 2 days and learnt a lot, although it didn’t feel like it at the time. Would highly recommend these guys and will be going back for further training to enhance our knowledge and open up a wider world of boating. Thank you Nick and the team.
Steve Lewis
Steve Lewis
07/10/2023
Very good experience and a wealth of knowledge and very informative, would recommend to anyone starting out boating
Glen Bacon
Glen Bacon
12/09/2023
Hi Nick & Mark, I just wanted to say thank you for everything last weekend, I thoroughly enjoyed the course which made me aware of how rusty and out of date I am with many things. You have obviously put a lot of time and thought into creating the course and how you present it, and the result is excellent. I couldn't have been in the company of a nicer couple of chaps 😉.
KW J
KW J
27/08/2023
Excellent tuition, great pace, easy learning
Anna Fosse-Galtier
Anna Fosse-Galtier
20/08/2023
Did our level 2 Boatability there, Nick Lucas Harley and the whole team were really great, course was very well delivered with good mix of practice and theory. Very worth doing the trip down from London especially as Portsmouth is a real good place to learn as it can be quite a tricky area to navigate. Would highly recommend!
Mat Cooper
Mat Cooper
08/08/2023
Nick and his team Provided a great course, good humour and made the whole experience very enjoyable. .. Just don't take his line if he hands it to you.
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Our instructors bring over 20 years of military boat-driving expertise, certified by RYA, City & Guilds, or as Advanced Powerboat Instructors

Boatability has been a leader in powerboating and shore-based courses for over 18 years, earning respect in both leisure and commercial boating circles. Earn your European Powerboat qualification with us – the ICC (International Certificate of Competence). We also offer RIB, Cruiser, and Powerboat charters, some available for bareboat charter depending on your qualifications.

Our courses cover a wide spectrum, including shore-based training, and you can even use your own boat for training with our experienced instructors.

Situated in the heart of Portsmouth Harbour, we have immediate access to the Solent, offering both safe and challenging training waters. The Royal Navy adage holds true: "If you can drive a boat in Portsmouth, you can drive one anywhere!"
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A range of RYA Leisure Course

  • RYA Leisure Courses

    We are a recognised RYA Powerboat Training School which covers a wide range of coastal and land based courses for power boats.
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    RYA Powerboat

    Boat Licence - The International Certificate of Competence, ICC, Boat License & CEVNI
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    RYA Powerboat Level 1

    A one day course that is introductory level to Powerboating - This is suitable for Children.
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    RYA Powerboat Level 2

    Designed for people wanting to acquire safe small boat operation skills during daylight hours on both coastal and inland waters.
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  • RYA Powerboat Intermediate

    Pilotage, passage planning, and advanced boat handling in daylight hours on coastal waters, using both traditional and electronic navigation methods.
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    RYA Powerboat Advanced

    Boat handling, seamanship, Pilotage, navigation up to the advanced standards required to drive a powerboat safely by day and by night.
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    Boat Licence

    The ICC,  your "boat licence," is a crucial certificate to acquire before venturing to the European mainland.
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    Sailing Coures

    These courses are suitable for those with little or no experience, who prefer sailing to powerboating!
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  • ICC Power under 10m

    Power Boat License for Boats Under 10 Metres Including Jetskis/PWC's.
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    ICC Power over 10m

    When using or renting a boat over 10m in length you will likely need the Power Over 10 Metre International Certificate of Competence (ICC).
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    RYA Tender Operator

    The 2-day RYA Tender Operator Course enhances a candidate's powerboating skills and expertise.
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    Shore Based Courses

    Includes VHF Radio operation, enhanced navigation, casualty care, or personalised one-on-one instruction.
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  • VHF Radio

    This is legal requirement for anyone who operates a VHF radio at sea or on the shore.
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    RYA First Aid

    The RYA First Aid course is predominately aimed at the maritime sector.
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    RYA Sea Survival

    RYA Sea Survival Training is recognised in industry and is essential for anyone travelling on the sea.
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Fantastic locations, great facilities and so much more...

With a range of boats available for charter or hire. The boats range from luxury cruisers, extremely fast ribs, yachts, through to specialist powerboats for those who require disabled easy access; This includes wheelchair users and for people with other kinds of disability. 

If you have the urge to go out on to the water, but for whatever reason do not have access to a powerboat, appropriate powerboat training, or the appropriate facilities, Boatability's powerboat training courses hold the answers for you. 

You will be well looked after on first class powerboat training on your course but don't take our word for it, have a read of some for our customer reviews below.

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