Boat License NSW

Get your boat licence in a day! This course provides all the practical training and theory knowledge required by the small boat driver. The course is delivered in a fun, hands-on way by an expert instructor. We include everything you need for the NSW Boat Licence. (Age 12-plus).

During the day you will spend the morning in the classroom and the afternoon on Sydney Harbour learning to drive our rigid inflatable rescue craft.


Course Details

Practical skills

  • Safety and preparation (kill cord, life jackets, communications, crew position and safety)
  • High speed handling (trim, stability, driving position, crew safety, waves, quick stop)
  • Low speed handling (close quarters, standing off, wind and tide)
  • Rules of the road (application of basic IRPCS whilst underway)
  • Seamanship skills (anchoring, berthing, handling lines, mooring buoys)
  • Emergency situations (types of emergency, man overboard recovery, marine radio distress calls)

Powerboat theory

  • Personal equipment (clothing, lifejackets etc)
  • Parts of the boat (basic terminology)
  • On board safety
  • Types of craft (hull types, engines, fuel)
  • Basic weather (forecasts, sea state, effect of wind and tide)
  • Buoyage, basic collision regulations (IRPCS)
  • legal responsibilities and obligations.

RYA Powerboat Level 2

For an internationally accredited certificate join our 2 day RYA Powerboat Level 2 course. (see below). This also converts to a NSW boat licence.

Private course

If you have your own small group we can arrange a private course for you. You pay for three places and can bring up to 4 people.


Course Timetable


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