Powerboat course in the Algarve

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Powerboat Course Algarve. This 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.

DURATION 3 days / Start at 9:30 – Finish at 17:00
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Powerboat course in Faro

After completing this Powerboat course you will be a self-sufficient power boater in the right conditions, aware of your own limitations.

Course Outline

This three day course covers two days practical boat handling and one day 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)


Day 1: Taster

Meeting at Faro Marina at 9:30. During this day we´ll be doing the familiarization with the boat, safety briefing and equipment, rues of the road and IALA system. After lunch we´ll be doing tide calculation, chart work, safety and preparation for the exam. The theory session will be on a classroom 5 min away from the marina of Faro.


Day 2: Consolidation 

Time to practice MOB, pick up a mooring buoy, docking.

We will sail to Faro beach to practice your navigation skills.


Day 3: Maneuvering and Exam

This is our last day. Time to practice maneuvering in confined spaces, docking and other things that you feel like need one more change to have a go. After the practical session you will do the exam.

4 reviews for Powerboat course in the Algarve

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great course! Good value. Ill be back for the Bareboat skipper.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Recomendo… 5 estrelas…

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Good and intensive course, well done Ricardo! Enjoyed it very much and learned a lot. Good luck with Algarve Cruising Center. Ciao Alfred.

    • Thank for your review Alfred. Keep in touch for the sunset pilotage in Ria Formosa 😉

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thanks, Ricardo, for an excellent course. I learnt a huge amount. Great 3 days! Jane

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