Advanced Powerboat:

  • Course ID: P510
  • Discipline: Powerboat
  • Level: Advanced certificate

Building on existing skills of the National Powerboat Certificate and Powerboat Coxswain this course is aimed at the powerboat enthusiast who intends to operate in a more challenging environment both in daylight and in darkness. 


Accreditation ISA Advanced Powerboat Certificate
Boat 6.5m Excalibur RIB 120hp Mercruiser inboard diesel engine, 5.5 m Humber RIB 90hp Honda four stroke engine.
Length of Course 2 days and one night
Objective You will be capable of helming in challenging conditions in coastal and inshore waters both by day and night and understand the responsibilities of the skipper of a powerboat.
Location SailCork's base at East Ferry in Cork Harbour, with waters suitable for working with dinghies, kayaks and powerboats in all weathers. Full facilities including a chartroom for briefings, changing rooms, easy access to the water for dinghies and marina for larger boats. Course can also be held at your own club.
What to bring Your personal powerboating gear, suitable for powerboating in all conditions. Lifejacket with light (not buoyancy aid). Notebook and pen. Whistle and knife. Powerboat logbook
Meals Bring a packed lunch for the first day. On the second day we usually stop at a harbourside tavern for lunch..

Boat preparation, passage planning, weather, passage making (day & night), advanced boat handling. Role and limitations of SAR crew. Personal, crew and casualty safety. Includes endorsements for planning, outdrive, outboard, console control, and tiller control.

By the end of this course, the successful participant will have a sound introduction to using fast open boats at sea- by day and night. Participants must have their National Powerboat Cert and have logged plenty of driving experience. As this course included a large amount of high-speed navigation by day and night. Candidate must have completed a navigation course.

Pre Course National Powerboat Cert Experience in use of powerboat or Powerboat Coxswain Certificate. Coastal Nav for Small Boats.
Pre Course Advice Please look up FREE charts on and FREE pilotage info on BEFORE the course.

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Oct 2019
Our rowing club is going very well and all Eddie's training last year has proved very useful, including at our Nationals where trained safety boat helms and crews are highly valued! Next season (competition starts again in February 2020), we will have a refurbished 40hp 5 metre RIB in place for safety boat work, so all is looking good now thanks in large part to Sail Cork’s courses!

J O'Meara

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