Powerboat Course Algarve
This certificate is approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) – UK.
An all-in hands-on tender driver course & qualification for the professional yacht crew. There are two courses that are recognised by the MCA, this one and the recreational power boat level 2 by the RYA. IYT Powerboat course covers vessels up to 15m (45′) with no accommodation driven by outboard or inboard motors in fair weather up to 20 miles from a safe haven. There is no horsepower restriction. The IYT Small Powerboat & RIB Master (Power Boat 2 equivalent) certificates do not require a commercial endorsement because they are commercial certificates.
We are the only school offering a night sailing experience in your Powerboat course!
ICC & VHF included
This course includes 1 night sailing session. To the best of our knowledge, we are the only school in Europe offering a night session on a Powerboat 2 / Small Powerboat & Rib Master level. Take this chance and explore the Ria Formosa by night.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Marina of Faro, Algarve|
|DURATION||4 days / Start at 9:30 – Finish at 17:00|
|PRIOR EXPERIENCE||No need.|
|MINIMUM AGE||16 yo|
Powerboat course in Faro
After completing this Powerboat course you will be a self-sufficient power boater and aware of your own limitations.
- Boat up to 15 meters
- Day and night
- No horsepower limitation
- 20 miles offshore
This four day course covers two days practical boat handling and two days of theory including:
- 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)
Requirements to apply: A current medical examination and a colour blindness eyesight examination, which allows the participant to safely perform the relevant duties on a powerboat, including being able to see and distinguish lights and signals of other vessels and navigational marks in typical weather conditions without risk to him/herself, other crewmembers or the safe operation of the vessel. Call our Doctor and book an appointment here>>– Price for Algarve Cruising Center students 40€ In case you want to do it with your family Doctor download the medical form here>>
This course reviews theory in the classroom and covers practical boat handling & qualifies you for the International Certificate of Competence (ICC) Children over 16 can attend a normal course at any time but we must have the parent/guardian’s specific permission – please call to discuss. The “Powerboat 2” certificates issued by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) are recreational certificates and these certificates do require a “commercial endorsement” if one wishes to work commercially. Should you wish to confirm this information please contact the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) Seafarers Standard Branch +44 (0)23 8032 9100 -Deck Department. The boat>>