All our courses are delivered by our partner company Edinburgh Marine Academy.

We use both 6.3m and 5.3m RIBs. Depending on your course we will take you through the basics of low-speed manoeuvring and boat handling, look how to operate and navigate a boat in more advanced conditions, or what to think about when heading out at night.

We follow the RYA National Powerboat Scheme, so you have a clear pathway when choosing courses.

Please have a look at the course details below for more information and available dates. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on 0131 319 1820 or email bookings@portedgarwatersports.com.

To make a booking directly with Edinburgh Marine Academy CLICK HERE  Please note that this will take you to the Edinburgh Marine Academy website.

This is a 2-day course.

Pre-requisites: age 14+

Close quarters handling, high speed manoeuvres, man overboard recovery and collision regulations. This course is packed full of exciting activities, so that you can powerboat safely and competently by yourself. On successful completion of this course you’ll also qualify for an International Certificate of Competence (issued by the RYA) for those of you that wish to powerboat abroad.

2024 Dates: scheduled for every weekend and a midweek course Wednesday-Thursday

Cost: £319 – £349

This is a 2-day course.

Pre-requisites: you must hold you RYA Powerboat Level 2 and be aged 16+

Want to take your powerboating to the next level? Then this course is for you! The Intermediate Powerboat syllabus aims to provide a level of training to suit those who use powerboats more frequently, and in more advanced conditions. The two-day course covers the basics of navigation, practical use of daytime pilotage, passage planning skills and using both traditional and electronic navigational techniques on coastal waters.

2024 Dates:   6 April, 18 May, 22 June, 24 August

Cost: £369

 This is a 2-day course.

Pre-requisites: detailed on the RYA website

This course is for more experienced leisure and professional powerboaters wishing to skipper small powerboats further afield and at night. As well as high levels of boat handling skills, a short range VHF licence, valid first aid certificate and navigation skills up to coastal / yachtmaster skipper standard are required for this course.

Please note that this course does not include an assessment for a commercial endorsement, if you require this please advise at time of booking and we can schedule a date for this.

2024 Dates:  24-25 February, 16-17 March, 26-27 October, 30 November-1 December 2024
Cost: £379

This is a 2-day course.

Pre-requisites: RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate with additional driving experience; age 16+

This course will allow you to develop your safety skills, so among other things you can help your sailing club or RYA Training Centre. The syllabus covers the safe rescue of crews and prevention of further damage to a variety of boats and equipment, including windsurfers and canoes.

2024 Dates: 30-31 March, 28-29 September

Cost: £349