RYA Powerboat

RYA Powerboat

Our Courses

Urban Truant's yachting courses cater for anyone - from the complete beginner to those wishing to pursue a career in the marine industry.

RYA Powerboat Level 2 is a popular entry level course that provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat at speed and in close quarters. It also enables the holder to obtain an International Certificate of Competence (ICC).

​Courses are held on our Highfield 6m RIBs, (new 2020 & 2021).
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RYA Intermediate Powerboat course is aimed at Powerboat Skippers who are craving to grow their knowledge and confidence to set out during the day into more challenging coastal waters and experience longer passages.
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RYA Powerboat Advanced is aimed at more experienced leisure and professional boaters who would like to consolidate their experience by achieving a more demanding qualification on board a powerboat.

​Courses are held on our Highfield 6m RIBs, (new 2020 & 2021).
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Own boat tuition is ideal for anyone who would like to learn more about their new boat, or consolidate knowledge of a boat they’ve owned for a while.
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Reasons to Choose Us

We are passionate about what we do and customer service is key in everything we do. Here are just some of the reasons why you should choose us.

If you’re still not convinced give us a call and speak to one of our instructors on 01489 250 040

3:1 Instructor Ratio

With your progression as our priority, we have chosen to impose a maximum of 3 students for every course held on board one of our boats. This best practice approach to our service gives you with more time with the instructor and more time practicing your skills. It also enables you and your instructor to focus on any weaknesses ... and you'll have a cabin to yourself!

Dedicated RYA Instructor Support

We pride ourselves on using the very best instructors available. They're a friendly and experienced team who understand the importance of taking the time to ensure you fully understand what you're learning. Our shorebased tutors include Yachtmaster Instructors, and Urban Truant's Power Chief Instructor is also a trainer and assessor for the RNLI.

Modern Training Facilities

Our training facilities in Swanwick Marina opened in 2015, providing the perfect environment to study and learn. The room is well-equipped with full audio/visual, a large whiteboard, and plenty of space to spread our your charts. We'll also look after you during your time with us, as refreshments are included with every course, and decent coffee on tap!

Online Courses

Our exclusive 'SailingCourseOnline' portal offers an advanced way to learn at your own pace wherever you are, and works seamlessly across desktops, laptops and mobile devices. The content was specifically written to be read on a screen, with bite-sized modules, clean graphics and animations. Our team of shorebased instructors are on hand whenver you need them, and as they're additionally RYA Yachtmaster Instructors, they provide fast and knowledgeable assistance whatever your query.

Highfield 760 Patrol

All our Powerboat training courses are delivered on our exceptionally maintained Highfield Patrol 7.6 (7.6m rigid inflatable boat) which operates well at speed and close quarters maneouvres.

The RIB boasts a throbbing 250hp Honda Engine and were new to Urban Truant in 2017. Once you have learnt to drive a RIB you can get access to Urban Truant's Urban Truant RIB Club.

Top Quality Yachts

Urban Truant's 40 foot yachts are equipped and furnished with training in mind. Our yachts are well-maintained and no expense is spared for all of our gear and safety equipment. We also take your comfort seriously... You'll have space to savour downtime with your own cabin and 240v sockets when connected to shorepower. Marina fees are always included with an Urban Truant experience, and enjoy complimentary use of our Baltic lifejackets and Gill wet weather gear.

About Us

Urban Truant is one of the UK’s leading RYA sail and power training schools. We’re based at Swanwick Marina on the River Hamble, and with the entire Solent within easy reach, your RYA training course begins the minute you step on board one of our well-equipped modern boats or in our comfortable training room equipped with the latest IT and learning aids. This includes invigilated exams for the online Short-Range Certificate.

We also offer online navigation courses delivered on our exclusive learning platform. Learn at your own pace … at home, on your commute … and our team of experienced instructors is ready to answer your questions, so help is never far away.

From learning to sail a yacht to driving a motor cruiser ... from achieving your Day Skipper to gaining your radio qualification, and with a 7 day money back guarantee and 15% discounts on multiple courses, how do you want to be an Urban Truant? 


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