Find out About the IYT Small Powerboat & Rib Master Course

Find an IYT Small Powerboat & Rib Master Course

The IYT Small Powerboat & Ribmaster is a 2-3 day course that covers the basic principles of operating a powerboat or RIB (rigid inflatable boat) up to 15m in length. No prior experience is required. The certificate is recognized by the MCA and is commercially endorsed. It is suitable for driving yacht tenders up to 10m.

Course Overview:

The 2-3 day course is comprised of both theory and practical training and covers the following:


  • Safety at sea
  • VHF Radio operations
  • Small powerboats and rigid inflatable boats
  • Launching and recovery
  • Anchors and anchoring
  • Nautical terminology
  • Boat handling under power
  • Man overboard procedures
  • Ropes and rope-work
  • Basic rules of the road (collision regulations)
  • Glossary of terms
IYT Powerboat Training