1 Day Practical Power Boat course 

COURSE FEE US$365 – Discounts available for group bookings. See below.

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This course is an introduction to boating techniques for launching and recovering a boat from a road trailer, boat preparation, terminology, safety, engine checks, everyday boat handling and the use of safety equipment.

There is also an introduction to the theory and requirements for Power Boat Level 2.

The Level 1 course completion certificate will be endorsed for coastal waters and is an essential starting point for those wishing to take up leisure power boating.

No previous experience is required. Candidates under 16 will receive an endorsed certificate appropriate to their age.

Please Note:. There is a difference between a Power Boat and a Motor Cruiser. For simplicity a Motor Cruiser has below decks accommodation, and could also be referred to as a Cabin Cruiser. Miramar Sailing School does not offer the RYA Motor Cruising Scheme.


  • 5% – 2 students on the same course.
  • 7.5% – 3 students on the same course (maximum allowed).

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Course Content:

  • Launch and recovery (8-11 year olds observe)
  • Preparation of boat and crew, boat handling, picking up and securing to a mooring buoy, leaving and coming alongside, being towed.

Course Schedule: 09:00 to 17:30.

Ability after Course: Able to drive under supervision.

Course Fee includes:

  • Fuel
  • Start Power Boating Course Notes
  • Course Completion Certificate
  • Please enquire for ‘One on One” Tuition Fee and fees for consecutive Level 1 & Level 2 courses over 3 days.


  • All year round usually Fridays and Saturdays subject to prior bookings. With 2 instructors we are confident we can offer you what you want, when you want it.
  • Reserve your dates.

Consider our 1 or 2 day training courses that will enhance your training and make the most of your time in Antigua. If you wish to include any of these in your package please contact us for availability




Please visit our USA Online Store, or UK Online Store for the following recommended pre-course study materials, and a selection of clothing, sailing and travel accessories.

  • International Regulations for the Prevention of Collision at Sea
  • RYA Weather Handbook
  • RYA Navigation Exercises

To assist with your planning we offer some suggestions for Accommodation and Travel

Power Boat – Level 1 Syllabus

PB1 - Syllabus

Launching and recovery
Safety equipment
Pre-start checks
Personal buoyancy
Boat handling and manoeuvres
Starting and stopping
Use of kill cord
Steering controls
Securing to a buoy
Leaving and coming alongside
Being towed
IRPCS (International Regulations for the Prevention of Collision at Sea)
Rope work
Awareness of other water users

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