HIBR | Hornsea Inshore Boat Rescue

Hornsea Inshore Rescue


HIBR | Hornsea Inshore Boat Rescue

Education Centre

RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course

Hornsea Inshore Rescue offers the RYA’s Level 2 Powerboat Charter qualification, also known as the “National Powerboat Certificate”.

This is our most popular course which can lead to the ICC (International Certificate of Competence). The ICC is a requirement in many European countries and legally enables the holder to use or charter a vessel.

The Powerboat Level 2 course is appropriate for those who have previous significant boat handling experience as well as the complete beginner, for though it may appear similar to the Powerboat Level 1 course the extra time element allows for more aspects of powerboating to be studied in a greater depth.


2 days

Course Content:

The theoretical part of the course covers the different types of powerboats and their engines whether they be inboards, outboards or inboards with outdrives. The advantages and disadvantages with regard to their use in powerboats will be examined. Other aspects will include the use of power tilt & trim, trim tabs and their effects on the performance of the powerboat.

Safety aspects are fully covered and include boat and equipment safety checks, awareness of the collision regulations (IRPCS) and any local bylaws that may be applicable, towing other craft and being towed. Also covered are emergency procedures including use of distress signals, fire precautions and how to deal with a fire on board plus essential knots and ropework.

The second day of the course will consist of an assessment of practical boat handling based on the theory learned the previous day. This assessment can also be taken as a separate course, known as “Direct Assessment” which, if desired, can be converted to the Powerboat Level 2 qualification.

Pre-Course Requirements:

If you have already attended a Powerboat Level 1 course you will find that a benefit, however, no prior boating experience or powerboat training is necessary or essential.

Minimum Age:

12. Candidates under the age of 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate