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.

2021 Dates: scheduled for every weekend and a midweek course Wednesday-Thursday

Cost: £329

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.

2021 Dates:    25-26 September, 27-28 October

Cost: £349

This is a 2-day course.

This course is designed for anyone who would like to top up their miles and hours in a powerboat.  Particularly aimed at those who are looking to sit and Advanced Exam to become commercially endorsed, it will be focussed around basic passage planning, covering longer distances over the two days.

Example trips could be down to North Berwick, Around the isle of May, up to St Andrews, or around to St Abbs.  We will aim to complete at least 50 miles per day, and will do some night passages if you require this as well.

Passages will be taken in our new Cat 3 coded RIB, with full coding equipment and state of the art electronic navigation equipment, and your instructor will be a commercially endorsed Advanced powerboat instructor.

2021 Dates:  to be confirmed

Cost: £429

 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.

2021 Dates:  9-10, 20-21 October, 6-7, 10-11 November, 4-5 December
Cost: £349

This is a 1-day assessment.

Pre-requisites: RYA Advanced Powerboat

Successful candidates will obtain a commercially endorsed advanced powerboat certificate. You will spend the morning preparing and getting used to the boat with one of our experienced instructors, and then sit the 4-5 hour exam in our RIB with an RYA / MCA Examiner.

Please note that, in addition to the cost of the course, there is an exam fee of £185 payable directly to the RYA.

2021 Dates: please call to arrange
Cost: tbc

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.

2021 Dates: 27-28 March

Cost: £329