Practical & Theory Courses for Safer Boating

powerboat level 2 aqua pro man overboard tga.jpg

RYA Powerboat Training courses will help make you a proficient and confident Powerboat driver.  Whether you want to drive small rhibs or sports boats for fishing, waterskiing or wakeboarding, or if you want to become a Support Boat Driver for Safety Cover at your local Sailing or Rowing club.

If you're going overseas then we can also provide you with training for your ICC certificate allowing you to hire boats abroad.

Depending on your current experience you can choose which level you join, Level 2 being the most popular.

All our RYA Powerboat Training courses are run on demand and are available Nationwide 7 days a week.

RYA Powerboat Training is provided for adults, however we can provide training for children aged 14-16 years who will then be issued with an endorsed certificate.

If you are in any doubt which is the right course for you, call or email us to discuss your reasons for wanting to join a Powerboat Training course and one of our friendly staff can advise you of your best pathway to success.  

Call us on 0275 369 807 or email us on

rya powerboating2.jpg

Own Boat Tuition

If you've just brought, or are looking to buy your own powerboat, or you are upgrading and looking at going further afield in a larger boat then getting some practical instruction is just what you need to make you a confident powerboat driver.  We can tailor your own boat tuition to suit you and your vessel.

Choose from a simple 3 hour session or multiple days of training


RYA Powerboat Level 2         2 Days  

Catering for the complete beginner to powerboating, those completing their STCW courses for Yacht Crew jobs, Part 35 commercial compliance, As part of your Skipper Restricted Limits training programme and for those needing to upskill their current basic knowledge.  Book Now


RYA Powerboat Direct Assessments    4 Hours  

Catering for experienced powerboat operators who require an internationally recognised maritime certificate of competence for Part 35 or their ICC certificate, the International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft to charter powerboats overseas.

Pre-requisites:  the candidate will have good powerboat handling experience and be able to demonstrate their knowledge and practical application during this exam.     Book Now


RYA Powerboat Intermediate     2 Days  

A course for those wishing to undertake short coastal passages.  This course builds on the skills developed on the level 2 course and provides you with the skills to confidently deal with all aspects and execution of short coastal passages.     Book Now


RYA Powerboat Advanced Course     2 Days  

An excellent course for the power boater keen to develop a variety of skills including night navigation, rough water handling and search techniques.     Book Now

club safety boat on water maxxon and topaz.jpg

RYA Safety Boat Course     2 Days  

A course aimed at those who currently possess the RYA Powerboat Level 2 and who want to provide Safety Cover to fleets of dinghies windsurfers paddleboarders kitesurfers and or kayaks



jetski girl turning.jpg

RYA Personal Watercraft Proficiency Course     1 Day

Whether you need a certificate to drive PW commercially in New Zealand or you are going on holiday and want to rent a PWC or even buy your own machine the RYA PWC course will give you the skills you need to enjoy these fast and exciting machines.  This course is designed for the complete beginner through to experienced riders and is an Internationally recognised certificate.

This course can be run in conjunction with your RYA Powerboat level 2 course over two longer days saving you time and money

For more information on any of these courses email us, or call us on 0275 369 807

Shorebased Theory Courses

Theory courses provide a wonderful compliment to practical boat training and Elements Watersports is able to deliver to you a range of Shorebased courses and exams.  Choose to learn in the classroom with others, At your local sailing or rowing club, At home with a homestudy pack and tutor mentoring or in conjunction with an RYA Practical Course.


A comprehensive course for boaties with some existing practical knowledge and experience.  

Marine VHF Radio

The Marine VHF Radio Operator assessment is only recognised within New Zealand.

This is the minimum requirement for all users of Marine VHF Radio

Maritime Restricted Operators Certificate  

The Maritime Restricted Radio Operator assessment is recognised worldwide.

The minimum requirement for commercial operators, SRL candidates and users of MF/HF (SSB) radio    

GPS Operator

An advanced course to enable safe navigation and use of GPS.    

Inboard Engine Maintenance

A comprehensive course covering diesel inboard care, maintenance, and trouble-shooting.    

Outboard Engine Maintenance

Includes: Outboard Engine Maintenance Manual, Study Guide, and Assessment Pack.    

To purchase any of these home study packs simply call us on 0275 369 807 or email us