Level 2


Course Description

Powerboat Level 2 – This is a 2 day course!

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There is no boating experience required for the Powerboat Level 2 course and it is aimed mostly at adults wishing to learn about boating, who wish to achieve a recognised qualification or are looking towards a career at sea or on the water.

Subject to certain criteria you can also apply for an International Certificate of Competence (ICC) on completion of this course that allows you to charter vessels in both the UK and abroad up to an overall length of 10 metres. Students may have been boating all their lives but have decided to take a course to learn more about safe practices. PBL2 is ideal for this purpose and should be taken in conjunction with the RYA publication “Start Powerboating” and indeed the publication is given free of charge with every course.

The age limit for this course, is 12 years of age provided a parent has given consent (ABC Child Protection Policy). The Instructor to student ratio is 3:1 and you do not need the Powerboat level 1 qualification first.

There is a small degree of Navigational input on this course and students in general are expected to have a good attention span in order to take in all the information taught, during the PBL2 course.

The Powerboat level two Course offered by ABC is likely to be the most popular Course run by ABC and as such will demand consistent Instructor tuition from each Instructor and it will often be overseen by the Chief Instructor to ensure standards are kept high.

Boat Used

The Course is conducted on our 7.8 metre Ribcraft RHIB “Equinox” that has a 250 hp engine. This has a huge range of power and exhilarating performance. The boat is YDSA coded for 10 persons.

PBL2 Course Content

  • Launching & recovery
  • Boat handling
  • Approaching and securing to a buoy
  • Anchoring
  • Handling a boat at planing speed
  • Leaving and coming alongside
  • Man overboard
  • Theory including Coastal Waters
  • Pilotage Plan
  • General boating safety

PBL2 – Find a Course & Book

Looking for a Course date or booking a Course is easy, just click on the “Book” Tab, select a date from the drop down menu (arrow), click on the date.

Select the number of places, if it allows a place, then a space is available on that date. Complete the booking sheet and select pay and it will take you to a secure payment page.

If you do experience problems however, please e-mail or call us. We may be out on the water if you ring and unable to answer just then, but leave a message or an email and we will get back to you soon.

Book your Powerboat Level 2 (PBL2) Course


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