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RYA Powerboat Level 2 Direct Assessment

Candidates will be put through a written examination based on basic navigation IRPCS, tide, weather and boat knowledge to the level of Powerboat 2. Following this candidates will be put in charge of ensuring a boat is prepared for sea. The final part of the assessment will include a demonstration of the on water skills required for powerboat 2.

In order to pass this assessment candidates must pass the exam with a rate of 80% or above and demonstrate a solid level of competence on and around the water.

Where candidates are unsuccessful they will be offered further training at a reduced rate to gain their RYA powerboat Level 2 Certificate.


  • Assumed knowledge of powerboats and practical skills to the level of powerboat 2