Junior & Youth Powerboating

Kids Powerboating Lessons with Edinburgh Marine Academy, Scotland

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

Children who prefer engine power to paddle or wind power should have a go at our Junior or Youth Powerboating courses. It’s an exhilarating way to ride the waves which is open to children as young as eight, and ideal for thrill-seekers.

Our kids and teens powerboat lessons take you from the basics of low speed skills and manoeuvres to high speed adventures! We have specialist junior powerboats  which are perfect for completing the RYA’s National Powerboat Scheme. From the core skills of Level 1 to the internationally recognised Level 2, we’ll teach you how to become a safe and responsible driver.

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 go to the Edinburgh Marine Academy Website using the link below:

This is a 1-day course for age 8-11 and 12-16

Pre-requisites: none

A fun introduction to the exhilarating sport of powerboating. The day will cover all the techniques required for launching and recovering a boat, boat handling and use of safety equipment. It’s time for you to take the controls!

2024 Dates:  

Age 8-11   16 February, 1 April, 5, 29  July, 9 August, 7 October

Age 12-16  12 February, 8, 30 July, 8 October

Cost: £119

This is a 2-day course

Pre-requisites: none

Close quarters handling, high speed manoeuvers; man overboard recovery and collision regulations.

For 8-11 years olds the Junior Power boating is based around the RYA Level 1 Powerboat Syllabus.

For 12-15 years olds the Youth Powerboating is based around the RYA Level 2 powerboat syllabus.

Once your course is complete you may be given an endorsed certificate (allowing you to drive under the supervision of a responsible adult). When you reach the age of 16 this restriction will be lifted.

2024 Dates:  8-9 April, 10-11 April, 15-16 July, 5-6, 7-8 August 

Cost: £299

This is a 2-day course

Pre-requisites: Youth Powerboat Level 2

The course is based around the RYA Intermediate Course, and will look at more advanced aspects of boat handling, navigating at speed, and planning short passages by day. . It will use our new training vessels, and be delivered in a fun and informative manner by our highly experienced instructors.
Course content includes: a recap on Level 2 manoeuvres and skills, rough weather handling, navigation techniques, responsibilities as a Skipper, and passage planning.

2024 Dates:  22-23 July, 12-13 August 

Cost: £349