RYA Powerboat Level 2
Level 3

RYA313 RYA Powerboat Level 2

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    From 2023, NMIT and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of
    Te Pūkenga, and you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. See more here.

  • Course code


  • Locations and dates


    29 August 2022
    10 October 2022
  • Fees

    Tuition: 589.00
    Student levy: 6.00
  • Credits


RYA powerboat courses are primarily for those using small powered craft such as RIBs, dories and sportsboats that don't generally undertake long or offshore passages.

What craft requires this type of driver certification?

The types of commercial craft requiring this level of certification include superyachts, charter fishing boats, small passenger launches, thrill-ride operators, harbour patrol launches, construction site safety boats etc.

If you will be using larger boats with accommodation and the capacity to cruise or work further offshore you will need a certificate as a Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper(external link) or Yachtmaster™ Offshore or a Maritime NZ qualification such as Skipper Restricted Limits.(external link)

Your Powerboat Level 2 certificate may in some instances allow you to carry out commercial activities in defined areas. Contact Maritime New Zealand(external link) for more information.

What will I learn?

You will learn all you need to know for self-sufficient powerboating at a basic level. This will include launching, mooring, anchoring and recovery, plus all the boat driving skills required for basic competence in a powerboat.

What will be my ability level after the course?

In the right maritime conditions, you will be a self-sufficient powerboater and aware of your limitations and those of the craft.

How long will it take me?

This course runs for two days. Experienced drivers may only need a shorter assessment.

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