Powerboat Level II Overview


The Power Boat Level II is an essential course for deck crew working in the superyachting industry. It is also advisable for steward/stewardesses, other interior staff as well as engineers to be powerboat level II certified (especially for small yachts). This two-day entry-level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat in a safe and effective manner. It is seen as a good starting point for the crew who are required to handle tenders.

Course breakdown


The majority of the course is practical with a short theory classroom session. The theory learning will continue during the practical training and assessment. The course usually takes two days to complete, weather permitting. Once the license has been awarded it is permanent and does not require renewing. The topics covered are as follows:


  • Tides
  • Collision regulations
  • Emergency procedures
  • Buoyage
  • Basic chart work and navigation
  • Briefing and practical overview


  • Execution of class theory
  • Launching and recovery
  • Confined space manoeuvring
  • Mooring
  • Man overboard procedure
  • Anchoring
  • Towing
  • Engine checks
  • High-speed handling

Powerboat level 2 certificate outcome:

Apart from providing a strong base upon which powerboat handling skills can be built upon, the powerboat level 2 course is the basis for the ICC (International certificate of competence). It can also be used to transport guests and passengers, in tenders and up to 10m in length.

Powerboat level 2 Training School Locations: