RYA Powerboat Level 2 (PB 2)
Important to know is that due to Covid 19 we need to keep 1,5 meter distance. You will sit on the tubes in stead of seats (except the driver of course).
There are no more PB 2 courses in 2020. Schedule for 2021 is already available starting in May.
A 2-day course starting at 09.00 until approximately 17.00 on a 7 meter XS RIB with a 200 horsepower engine. Location; Ambachtsweg 59, 1271 AL Huizen, office nr 3 (with a lovely view over the harbour and the old chalk ovens) at Watersport Centrum Huizen, inland waters (25 minutes by car from Amsterdam)
A maximum of 3 students (and 1 certified instructor), minimum age 18 years (as stipulated by Dutch Law for boats who can run over 20 KM an hour)
The course is aimed at providing you theoretical knowledge and lots of practical training during daylight in favourable weather. The aim is to be in the boat on the water for 70% (or more) of the duration of the course. It is the most popular practical course provided.
On day 1 we are in the vicinity of Huizen harbour, learning the skills for manoeuvring and handling the boat. As this goes as required on day 2 we will make a trip. We start in Huizen harbour and go to Almere harbour. From there we will go to the fast speed boating lane for doing some boating in planing speed. From there we will be going to Naarden Harbour and we will be getting fuel and having lunch on board. The via the island Schelp back to Huizen harbour. During the trip we will be doing all skills learned, like manoeuvring, boating in planing speed, coming alongside, navigation, MOB exercises, rules of the road, etc. So everyone will gain a lot of useful actual experience. As result of this trip we will be having lunch on board on day 2.
No prior experience is required, this course suits starters as well as a those who wants to be more prepared to use a powerboat.
You are requested to learn some knots (there are some videos available on youtube accesisble via the page FAQ ), this will safe some time which we then can spend on the water! You can also find a lot of useful and interesting information ons the page downloads. Please take a look. On facebook you will also find more photo’s and videos. We do not send any newsletters, if you want to know what is happening and coming please follow us on facebook.
Price 599 euro (includes the 2 days course, certification, petrol for the boat, boat insurance, start powerboating book, use of sailing jacket and pants, use of life jacket, drinking water on the boat, sun lotion, certified instructor, free parking, marina fees, bread lunch, coffee and tea, and VAT)
The course dates are guaranteed independent of the number of enrolments (that is our risk, not yours), only unsafe weather can lead to planning a new date (rain does not influence the course continues as planned).
Take with you, 1) flat non slipping waterproof (boating) shoes, 2) 1 passport photo ! (required for your certificate if you pass the course successfully), 3) cap, 4) sunglasses.
You are required 1) to be 18 or older (Dutch legal retirement for fats boats) 2) hold a valid health insurance
If the course is passed successfully a UK certification for Powerboats < 10 meter is issued. This is often a requirement for boat rental in many countries. Based on the Power Boat level 2 certification you can apply for the ICC (International Certificate of Competence) for certain nationalities for example British, Danish, Swedish, Canadian, Maltase, Irish, Belgian. If you want your ICC to be valid you have to complete the online CEVNI exam (Regulations regarding European inland water), a couple of hours learning. This advised to always do. Dutch nationals cannot apply for the ICC as per 1 September 2018. Please look at FAQ ICC for detailed information. For inland waters please also read the CEVNI page.
Practical training provided in this course
- Boat inspection before leaving
- Use of the kill cord, life jacket
- General boat handling and manoeuvring
- Coming alongside, leaving, securing a boat
- Turning in confined space, holding off
- Picking up a mooring buoy, anchoring
- Man overboard
- Planning speed manoeuvres
Theory training provided in this course
- Rules of the road (collision regulations)
- Emergency equipment (VHF radio/flares/fire extinguisher/life jackets)
- Navigation, charts, tides, depths, compass
- Passage Planning & Pilotage
- ICC and CEVNI, what is it
Training Dates RYA Powerboat Level 2, 09.00 -17.00 (2 days)
Hotel. If you are looking for an hotel during the course please look under FAQ for more information