Category: Learn to motorboat

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Powerboat courses – PWC courses

Powerboat courses & PWC courses Majorca

Powerboat courses – PWC courses – updated 06 October 2022

As yacht crew, Powerboat courses and PWC courses are important as these qualifications are required by most Captains.

Powerboat courses

Powerboat Handling Level 2

This is a really fun course, a little challenging and very popular especially among boat crew who require the certificate in order to ferry yacht passengers inland from their yachts.

This two-day entry level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence (ICC).

It focuses on low-speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed and collision regulations. The course can be taken at an inland or a coastal location.

The course content is: Launching and recovery, boat handling, securing to a buoy, anchoring, leaving and coming alongside, man overboard.

Ability after the course: Self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of craft.

Personal Watercraft Proficiency Course

Personal watercraft can be single-seater machines or can take two or three people. They are fast and exciting but need to be handled with care.

Whether you just want to have a go on holiday or buy your own machine, the Personal Watercraft course will teach you how to get the best from it. The course is designed for first time and experienced riders alike. Increasingly the certificate is required for launching in UK harbours but is also needed if you want to use your PW abroad.

Most courses take place over one day and can be taken either on a centre’s craft or your own.

Course content: Launching, handling and recovery skills, passage planning and decision making, high and low speed riding skills, essential safety information, collision avoidance and orientation at sea.

Ability after the course: Self-sufficient in good conditions, aware of limitations of self and craft.

Learn to motorboat

Motorboating

Learn to motorboat – updated 03 October 2022

Sailing is not for everyone; many people prefer the simplicity of a motorboat compared to handling ropes and sails. Of course, until you have experienced motor boating, you’ll never really know if it is for you and that’s why taking part on a learn to motorboat course is a great idea.

Learn to motorboat

Sea Schools

There’s a couple of sea schools on the island who run these types of courses & experience days – they only last 1 or 2 days and are designed to be fun and interesting and are a great introduction to motor cruising for complete beginners. You will learn the basics of handling a boat as part of a crew, learn safety on board and assist at the helm. During the day, there will be plenty of time to relax and just enjoy the experience of motor cruising on the Med. This course is ideal for introducing groups of friends or families to motor boating.

Start Motor Cruising

This is an entry level course and can be run in conjunction with higher level courses for mixed ability groups. This course is ideal for introducing friends or family members to crewing a motorboat, and for giving them an understanding of how they can assist the helm. Some of the skills you will learn include dealing with emergency situations, coming alongside, anchoring and boat handling.

Helmsman’s Practical Course

This two-day course covers basic boat handling, helmsmanship, safety and basic engine maintenance. It aims to teach boat handling & safety within a defined area. It is specific to the type of boat in which the course is carried out and is therefore particularly suitable as an own boat course for new owners of motor cruisers who are conscious of the difficulty and potential hazards of boat handling in the marina. It is useful for crews as well as skippers. Apart from the obvious safety benefits of extra boat handlers on board, it adds interest if everyone can contribute to the trip.

Boat charter

The Mallorca Insider have teamed up with SEARADAR to provide a professional concierge service specialising in sailing & motor yacht rentals.

Via SEARADAR’s website, anyone can rent a yacht just like they book a hotel or airplane tickets. On top of that, they provide a concierge team which is ready to support you should you have any questions. Boat charter is also available with a skipper & crew so no worries if you do not have an appropriate licence.