Personal Watercraft Instructor


Personal Watercraft (PW) Instructors are experienced PW drivers who have been trained and assessed to run the RYA's Personal Watercraft Proficiency Course and the Introduction to PW Safety course, which is for guests on Superyacht charter holidays.

Minimum age


Required certificates

First aid certificate

RYA Personal Watercraft Proficiency certificate

Health declaration form or medical questionnaire


At least two year's experience of driving personal watercraft

Training course

Three day course run by an RYA PW Trainer and assessed by an independent Trainer with a moderation on the third day. 

For centres offering instructor courses click here.

Qualified to teach

RYA Personal Watercraft Proficiency course

RYA Introduction to PW Safety course (for guests on Superyacht charter holidays)


Five years from the date of issue, provided that a valid first aid certificate is maintained.

RYA membership


Related documents
Instructor observation form

Related pages
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