RYA Level II Powerboat vaaropleiding2019-12-05T19:22:01+01:00

RYA Level 2 Powerboat Training

The RYA Powerboat Level 2 course lasts 2 days and has been developed for people who want to independently drive a fast motorboat upto 10 meters. We teach 2 – 3 people at the same time. We provide our internationally recognized boating courses on a Rib Humber Ocean Pro (8m) with 300HP Yamaha engine.

The course offers the practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed to sail safely with a fast motorboat.
You do not need a Dutch boat license or practical experience to start this training. The vast majority of students obtain their certificate in 2 days.
In exceptional cases it may turn out that someone will still need an extra course day. We will then inform the course participant on the first day.

This practical course is internationally recognized and is mandatory if you want to rent a fast motorboat abroad.
For Dutch passport holders, the powerboat certificate is not a legally valid document in the Netherlands. After obtaining a CEVNI test you can qualify for the ICC, which you can use again in the Netherlands.
For more information see our page; ICC (international certificate of competence)

Content of the RYA Level 2 Powerboat Training:


  • Boat Preparation
  • Launching and recovery
  • Use killswitch cord
  • General Boat Control
  • Mooring and Casting-off
  • Confined space manoeuvring
  • Man overboard Procedure
  • Using a Bearing compass
  • Anchoring
  • Collision regulations
  • Communication afloat
  • Towing
  • Engine checks
  • High speed handling


  • Priority rules on the water
  • Buoys and Markers (Buoyage)
  • Personal buoyancy
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Precautions & fire fighting
  • Lines and Knots
  • Motors and drives
  • Tides
  • Basic chartwork and navigation.

Cost of the RYA Powerboat Course:

The costs for the RYA Level 2 powerboat course (2 days) are € 650, – p.p.
Includes: RYA certified instructor, fuel, sailing gear, Secumar 275N Life-vest, RYA manual, insurance and coffee!
(Lunch is not included.)

We strive to teach a maximum of 2 – 3 people at the same time in order to give optimal attention. You are alternately skipper and co-skipper.
The course is pretty intensive. This allows you to progress quickly and learn from each other.

We do not have fixed training dates, but rather agree on a date in consultation with the students. If at all possible, we also try to combine people with an equal sailing level. Our agenda is flexible and it is usually possible to make a reservation at the Rib School Scheveningen in the short term.
When registering, please specify whether you would like to receive lessons during the weekend or during the week.

If you want to qualify for the CEVNI certificate after this course, please check our page:

Combination RYA Level 2 plus CEVNI test

RYA Powerboat Level 2 training program:

Day 1:

09.00 am:
Reception in the port of Scheveningen.
10.00 am:
Inspection of the RIB, practical basic operations
12.30 am:
Lunch (at your own cost)
13.15 am:
Man overboard maneuvers (MOB)
Mooring and Casting-Off on another ship / jetty. Riding with the tide.
16.30 uur:
End first course day with follow-up discussion.

Day 2:

9.00 am:
Reception in the port of Scheveningen.
Theory about the origin of tides and explanation of the sea maps.
10.30 am:
Repetition of basic operations and understanding of waterway marking
12.30 hours:
Lunch (at your own expense)
13.15 hours:
Full afternoon practice exercises,
MOB, use bearing compass and lines and knots.
16.30 hours:
End of course with debriefing and eventual presentation Powerboat Certificate.

There is the possibility to take a CEVNI test at the end of day 2. This written multiple-choice exam lasts approximately one hour.
For more information see our page: Combination RYA Level 2 and CEVNI Test

What should you bring with you:

Valid identity card
Passport photograph
In cold weather: extra underwear, hat, gloves.
In warm weather: a cap, sunglasses and sunscreen.
Boots (don’t have your own? Then let us know your shoe size)

We provide the RYA manual, coffee and tea, enough sailing suits (wet-gear), boots (if you indicate you need them) and a Secumar 275N life-vest.
We usually have lunch at Brouwcafe de Hofnar. The costs for this are for your own account