Category: Powerboat & Jetski Courses

Category: Powerboat & Jetski Courses

RYA Motor Courses

Motor Courses Majorca

RYA Motor Courses – updated 14 February 2023.

RYA (Royal Yachting Association) motor courses provide training for individuals seeking to develop their motorboating skills, whether for personal or professional purposes. These courses offer a comprehensive and structured approach to learning, designed to meet the needs of both novice and experienced boaters. 

If you want to learn to motorboat on a structured course, then RYA motor courses are perfect for this. There is no doubt about it, sailing is fun, and it is difficult to beat the thrill of skimming across the water powered by the wind in your sails. However, it is not for everyone.

RYA motor courses are designed to teach individuals how to operate motorboats safely and efficiently. The courses cover a range of skills, including boat handling, navigation, safety, and maintenance. 

RYA Motor Courses


Sailing can be quite physical involving lots of rope work, it can also be quite tricky to master. Many people prefer motorboating, it is less physical, not reliant on wind conditions and usually a lot faster than sailing. Sea schools on the island run a number of RYA motor courses for those who enjoy motorboating, ranging from an introduction to motor cruising for complete beginners to advanced pilotage to Yachtmaster. As a starter, we recommend the Powerboat Level 2 course. After just 2 days and if you pass the course, you are legal to drive a powerboat such as a Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIB) or any kind of sports boat up to 10m in length.

Start Motor Cruising Course

This one-day Start Motor Cruising course is a great introduction to motor cruising for complete beginners. You will have lots of fun learning the basics of boat handling as a member of the crew, assist at the helm and learn safety on board. During your day on board one of our fabulous motor yachts there will also be plenty of time to relax in the sunshine, appreciate the stunning scenery of Mallorca and enjoy a light lunch whilst anchored in a beautiful bay. This course is ideal for introducing groups of friends or families to motor boating.

RYA Day Skipper Course

The RYA Day Skipper Motor training course is for individuals with some motor boating experience and basic navigation and boat handling skills that want to be able to take charge as skipper over short passages and perhaps charter a motorboat without the need to find a captain.

During the five-day practical course, you will be given responsibility at the helm for the crew and navigation, with the instructor on hand at all times to provide advice and encouragement. This practical course can be supplemented with Day Skipper theory course either side of the practical week with 2 days classroom-based theory in navigation beforehand and afterwards. At the end of a successful course, you may also be eligible for an International Certificate of Competence (ICC). RYA Day Skipper for Motor is a practical course for anyone who wants to learn how to take charge of a motor cruiser between 25 and 80ft.

By the end of the course, you will be a confident and capable skipper, able to assess situations and make qualified decisions for the benefit of the motor cruiser and its crew. This course can also help you get the best from your modern electronic aids such as GPS and radar, which are now virtually standard equipment on modern motor cruisers.

RYA Motor Courses

Advanced Pilotage Course

This 2-day Advanced Pilotage course is a higher-level course for people moving on from Day Skipper towards Coastal Skipper. It is therefore ideal for those who want to progress their night pilotage skills but might not yet have the experience required for the Coastal Skipper course and is a good refresher course for candidates considering progressing towards Yachtmaster training or who are converting from sail to motor qualifications.

RYA Coastal Skipper Course

This five-day RYA Coastal Skipper motor course is for advanced skippering techniques for yachtsmen and women with considerable knowledge of motor cruising and navigation that want to undertake coastal passages by day and night. This intensive practical course covers skippering passages in more challenging conditions and provides thorough tuition for passage planning, pilotage by day and night, boat handling, safety and emergency situations. A coastal skipper is a yachtsman or woman who has the ability to skipper a yacht in coastal waters by day or night.

There is a shore-based course which provides the background knowledge required, a practical course which teaches the skills and techniques required, and a Certificate of Competence.

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.

Powerboat Courses – Jetski Courses

Powerboat Courses & Jetski Courses Majorca

Powerboat Courses – Jetski Courses – updated 14 February 2023.

If you're looking for an adrenaline-packed adventure on the island of Majorca, using powerboats and Jetski might be just what you need. With its crystal clear waters and beautiful coastline, Majorca is the perfect place to enjoy these exciting water sports.

Powerboat & Jetski courses

Wind in your hair

Powerboats are a great way to explore the island's stunning coastline and secluded coves. You can rent a powerboat and take it out on your own, or you can hire a licensed skipper who can take you to the best spots on the island. With a powerboat, you can travel at high speeds and enjoy the thrill of the wind in your hair as you navigate the open sea.

Jetskis, on the other hand, are a more intense water sport. With a Jetski, you can zip across the waves at high speeds, performing thrilling turns and jumps as you go. This is a great activity for those who are looking for an adrenaline rush and a fun way to cool off in the heat of the summer.

One of the best things about using powerboats and jetskis on the island of Majorca is the opportunity to see the island from a unique perspective. You can explore hidden coves and beaches that are inaccessible by land, and you can get up close and personal with the island's stunning natural beauty. This is a great way to make memories and take amazing photos that you'll cherish for years to come.

RYA Powerboat Level 2 course

If you’re really looking to have some fun at sea, then we highly recommend that you take the Powerboat Level 2 course at one of the RYA training schools on the island. After just 2 days and on successful completion of the course, you will be awarded the Powerboat Level 2 certificate, which means you are legal to drive a powerboat such as a Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIB) or any kind of sports boat up to 10m in length.

Powerboat courses

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 is an ideal course to take prior to attending a Start Motor Cruising course.

Own Boat Training

The sea schools provide group training sessions (max 3 persons) or if you have your own boat, they will give you one-to-one tuition and training. The course is not all practical and does involve some theory but mostly, it's all about being out on the water practicing low-speed and close-quarters handling, man overboard recovery and an introduction to basic high-speed drills.

International Certificate of Competence

After the course you should be a self-sufficient power-boater on open planing craft up to 10m in the right conditions, aware of your own limitations and those of the craft. At the end of a successful course, you may also be eligible for an International Certificate of Competence (ICC).

Personal Watercraft courses

Also recommended are Personal Watercraft (Jet Ski) proficiency courses, which are 1 day in duration. The syllabus includes handling at both low and high speed, launching and recovery of the Jet Ski, short passage plans with position fixing and essential safety information plus how to avoid collisions and stay safe at sea.

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