National Powerboat Certificate

Course Aims:

By the end of this two day course the successful participant will be capable of helming without supervision in good conditions and familiar waters.
They will also be safety conscious and have a basic knowledge of boat preparation and handling both ashore and afloat. Experienced boat handlers may also achieve this award through direct assessment.


Some previous boating experience is necessary. The ISA recommends this certificate as the minimum level of training/knowledge required before anyone uses a power boat on their own.
Equipment: This course may be run in Castlegregory on our boats using the tiller and console driven boat


Maximum 3 clients per instructor


2 days (10.00am to 7.00pm on the first day and 10.00am to 5.00pm on the second day). Call for details on a direct assessment.


Is €295 per person, To carry out the course on your own boat, the cost less please contact Phillip for details. When doing the course on your own boat, it must be fully equipped with all required safety equipment and insurance.


ISA National Powerboat Certificate (Level 2) (on successful completion);

International Certificate of Competency (ICC) (on successful completion)

Course Program:
  • Preparation of the boat for use
  • Clothing & equipment
  • Launch & recovery
  • Basic boat handling
  • Planing & manoeuvring while on the plane
  • Leaving & coming alongside
  • Securing to a mooring buoy
  • Anchoring
  • Man overboard
  • Application of the “Rules of the Road”
  • Regulations
  • Safety on board
  • Rope work
  • Engines & drives
  • Types of craft
  • Towing
  • Weather
  • Navigation & pilotage
  • Coastal knowledge