Powerboat Licence
Join us for a day on the water and complete your Start Powerboat certificate to get your boat licence!
About this course...
The Start Powerboating course is the introductory course to learn how to drive a powerboat. Start Powerboating will introduce you to practical driving skills, trip planning, boat maintenance, safety equipment, and dealing with emergency situations. 
This course is delivered onboard our easy to drive rigid inflatable training boat for you to comfortably learn the basic driving skills.  
On successful completion of your Start Powerboating Course, you will be eligible for a NSW General Boat Licence. 

Boat Handling skills & techniques

Low-speed and high-speed manoeuvring, approaching a dock, and mooring & anchoring a vessel

Types of boats & equipment

Personal safety equipment, boat equipment, parts of the boat, engines & fuel

Trip preparation & navigation

Understand passage considerations, how to navigate harbours & busy waterways

Rules of the road & safety on the water

Collision avoidance, understanding give-way situations, and how to call for help in an emergency

Course Information
Training Location
We use Pittwater as our training area on our boat. The lesson will start and finish at The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, Newport. If you would prefer a different location, please just let us know and we will try to make it work.
Course Duration
The duration of the course depends on the number of participants. For 1 or 2 people, the training will take up to 4 hours. For 3 and 4 people, it can take around 6 hours to complete. It is a blend of on-water training and some theory elements. 
Required knowledge and equipment
As this course is an introduction to powerboat driving, there is no requirement for previous learning. We can supply lifejackets for the on-water training, but if you prefer to bring your own then that is encouraged.
Can we use our own boat?
Yes, we will need to confirm your vessel must be suitable for what we are doing, but as long as it is then that is encouraged.
Course outcome - get your boat licence!
On completion of the course, you will receive an Australian Sailing 'Start Powerboat' certificate. You can take this certificate to a Service NSW centre to get your NSW boat licence. Please note, this course does not include the boat licence application fee. 
If you already have a boat licence and would like to take your powerboat skills to the next level, then we can also offer the Australian Sailing Powerboat Handling and Safety Boat Operator courses - just let us know!
Niall Powers the above & beyond boating training manager Niall Powers the above & beyond boating training manager
Your Powerboat Instructor
Niall Powers
Niall first joined us as a student for his radio and navigation training when he was at high school and after completing his further education in Sport Business Management joined us in his full time role.

As a sailing instructor and coach for over 5 years, Niall spends most of his days onboard boats in Sydney's local waterway's.

Niall was also the recipient of the 2019 NSW/ACT Instructor of the Year at the Australian Sailing awards.
"The whole day was very enjoyable & we were both very impressed with Niall’s training. He definitely made sure we were competent on the boat & encouraged us to repeat any exercise until it was perfect."
Ruth & Sean Gill
The Investment
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This does not include the RMS boat licence fee. 
The sessions are scheduled online and can be added straight to your calendar. With true wind of over 25 kts, heavy rain or severe weather warnings rescheduling is available at no charge
Start Powerboat Certificate
$395 pp
Maximum of 4 people per course
The Rules of ABB...
Go on adventures
Use what you have
Never compromise on safety
Leave your comfort zone
Look after your boat and she'll look after you
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