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Powerboat Handling Level 2

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This two-day entry level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence (ICC).

It focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed, and collision regulations. The course can be taken inland or on the coast and your certificate will be endorsed accordingly. 

When applying for an ICC please note:

  • Coastal Powerboat Level 2 you can apply an ICC for coastal waters and power up to 10m.
  • Inland Powerboat Level 2 you can apply for an ICC for Inland waters and power up to 10m as long as you successfully complete a CEVNI test.

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  • Requirements & Outcomes

    Assumed knowledge None. May be preceded by Level 1 Start Powerboating
    Minimum duration 2 days
    Minimum age 12. Candidates under the age of 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate

    Course content

    Launching and recovery, boat handling, securing to a buoy, anchoring, leaving and coming alongside, man overboard

    Ability after the course

    Self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of craft

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