Category: Learn to motorboat

Category: Learn to motorboat

Powerboat & PWC Courses

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

Powerboat Handling Level 2

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.

Our recommended sea school in Mallorca for Powerboat & PWC courses is Deep Blue Sea Training.

Deep Blue Sea Training is located in the heart of the Mallorca yachting industry in Santa Catalina, Palma.

Learn to motorboat

Motor Cruising

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.

Sea Schools

There’s a couple of sea schools on the island who run these types of courses & experience days – they only last 1 day 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.

The syllabus for the learn to motorboat course is good fun and some of the skills you will learn include dealing with emergency situations, coming alongside, anchoring and boat handling.

Our recommended sea school to learn motor boating is Deep Blue Sea Training. Their training motor yacht, ‘Deep Blue’, is berthed at Marina Cuarentena in Palma and is a Fairline Phantom 46 boasting powerful twin Volvo Penta turbocharged diesel engines driving shafts/props – quiet, clean and economical by yachting standards, air-conditioned and with a great layout and equipment at both lower and flybridge helms including radar.

Their ribs are a robust Avon Adventure 620 with 6 jockey seats and a powerful yet economical 4-stroke Suzuki 140hp outboard, and their latest addition is a 7m Tiger rib with the latest generation ultra-quiet Suzuki 150hp outboard. They use Seadoo jetskis for their jetski courses, and these are available for daily rental to holders of a PWC certificate and/or ICC with PWC endorsement.

The Start Motoring Certificate is awarded on completion of the course.