This course covers all core Powerboating skills including close quarters handling, and high speed manoeuvres, this two-day course is the international accepted minimum for powerboat competence.

It provides all the skills and background knowledge necessary to meet the requirements of the International Certificate of Competence.

All Powerboat Level 2 courses are ran on our training boats - usually our 7.6m Ribcraft equip with a 140hp Suzuki - and include the following:

  • Man overboard recovery
  • Slow Speed Manoeuvring 
  • An introduction to planing speeds
  • Collision regulations
  • Marina Handling
  • Wind and Tides
  • Basic Pilotage 


  • £250 pp

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Young student driving the harbour challenge RIB Harbour Challenge RIB

Harbour Challenge is easy to find - we are in the centre of Hamworthy Park in Poole. You can leave your car at Hamworthy Park Surface Car Park and take a short walk to the Centre. Please note that this is now a pay and display carpark between March to October.

Take the main path through the park, walk past the paddling pool and cafe to the cream-coloured building at the end of the park. This is the main Harbour Challenge Centre.

Bh15 4DH
  • Useful Info

    Experience Required

    Minimum age 16 and up

    Swim 25m wearing a buoyancy aid

    Make Progress

    Safety Boat 

    Dates + Times

    2 Days 9am - 5pm