Intermediate Powerboat Certificate

Irish Sailing Intermediate Powerboat Certificate

The 2 day Intermediate Powerboat Certificate course focuses on building on the skills and knowledge gained on the National Powerboat Certificate course, teaching participants how to safely plan and enjoy day trips using Powerboats. 

Intermediate Powerboat Certificate Course Details


The Intermediate Powerboat Course will;

• To develop boat handling, seamanship, pilotage and navigation skills up to the standards required to plan and execute safely and enjoyably short coastal passages by day, in fair weather conditions, in a planing powerboat.

• To handle safely and enjoyably more powerful craft than typically used on a National Powerboat Course.

• To be able to support recreational swimming from a powerboat

Previous Knowledge / Experience:

To qualify for a place on the Intermediate Powerboat Course, participants must hold the Irish Sailing National Powerboat Certificate or an equivalent certificate and 20 hours driving experience following qualification.

It is strongly recommended that participants be certified to Irish Sailing Coastal Navigation for Small Boats standard.


As this course trains participants to begin undertaking longer passages, it is also strongly recommended that at least one member of a powerboat’s crew should hold a first aid certificate and the Short Range Certificate (VHF).

Duration: 2 Days     Cost: €350

Intermediate Powerboat Certificate
Intermediate Powerboat Certificate
  • For groups of 2 or more we can schedule dates to suit you. Discounts apply for group bookings.

  • Own Boat Tuition is possible for the Intermediate Powerboat course.

  • Onsite training can be provided for clubs and organisations if required. 

  • Personal Flotation Devices will be provided for all course participants if required.