Power Boating Adult 16+

  • Powerboating at Hengistbury Head OEC
    Power Boating Adult 16+

    These exciting courses are always popular, your qualified instructor will train you on a variety of our well equipped powerboats.

    Whichever level of course you choose you will be working towards and hopefully achieving the internationally recognised RYA qualifications which not only prove your driving capabilities but can also make boat insurance cheaper.

    These courses are a great way to get out on the fantastic waters of Christchurch harbour near the popular tourist destinations of Bournemouth and Poole.

  • Power Boat Level 2

    Experience Required: None


    This course covers a range of practical and technical skills, including an understanding of charts, buoyage and navigation. Successful completion of this course proves that you are safe and competent to handle a variety of powerboats.

    One instructor to no more than three students will ensure continual support and feedback to quickly develop your boat-handling and seamanship skills.

    The RYA Level 2 qualification is internationally recognised.


    Safety Boat

    Experience Required: Powerboat Level 2


    This RYA approved course is designed for those who want to provide rescue cover for a club, escort a racing fleet, or just improve their powerboat handling when dealing with other crafts.

    Most of this highly practical course takes place on the water, giving you hands-on experience in rescuing windsurfers, kayakers and a range of dinghies.

    It also incorporates the theory and practise of carrying out a search, using a VHF radio and first aid afloat.


    Power Boat Instructor


    This RYA accredited qualification is offered over three days.

    Using the Centre's unique location you will train at sea, in Christchurch harbour near Bournemouth and Poole and also on a river with constant flow.

    The pre-entry test is included in the course price.