Get hands on training and internationally recognised qualifications

Elements Watersports is an RYA Powerboat and PWC Training Centre and the Only RYA Training Centre in New Zealand accredited to deliver the RYA Safety Boat Course. 

All Elements Powerboat & PWC Instructors are fully qualified and experienced, providing you with the highest standard of tuition, either as private tuition on your own boat or on our vessels.


RYA Powerboat Level 2 course     2 Days

Catering for the complete beginner to powerboating, those completing their STCW courses for Super 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 Tender Operator Course (superyacht crew)   2 Days

Join this course and gain more confidence and the ability to manoeuvre a powerboat more smoothly.  Learn the important skills of pilotage day and night and passenger carriage and management.  This is a great course for those that are currently in the superyacht industry or joining it, to gain the knowledge and skills required for ferrying passengers between your superyacht and the shore or for anyone operating a powerboat day or night with the responsibility of passengers on board.



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.

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RYA Intermediate Powerboat     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 Advanced Powerboat     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



RYA Powerboat Instructors Course     3 Days

This is an intensive three day course which is a mixture of continual assessment and instruction.

After introductions and a discussion of course outcomes we look at various aspects of instructional techniques. Then it’s off onto the water giving you a chance to get used to the boats we will be using and start practising instructing each other. Over the remainder of the course new Instructors instruct sessions both on and off the water with regular debriefs with our Trainer where we ensure that you are getting the key teaching points across at each session.

All our Powerboat Instructor courses are run on demand so please contact us and talk to a member of staff to confirm the next available course dates and answer any questions you may have.

All the RYA handbooks and log books required for any of the instructor courses or details relating to pre-requisite or assessments can be obtained by talking with any of our friendly staff.   Book Now


RYA PW (jetski) Instructors course     3 Days

If you already possess the RYA Powerboat Instructors certificate and you have completed the PWC certificate of competence and have at least 2 years experience of riding PWCs we can provide you with a 1 day RYA Powerboat Instructors conversion course to become a PWC Instructor.

New to Instructing?  Then the 3 day RYA Personal Watercraft Instructors course is just for you. 

Potential instructors must have completed their PWC certificate of competence as a pre requisite for joining this course.

Please note that PWC Instructors can Only teach PWC Courses.     Book Now