Europa Holidays RYA powerboat courses on Lake Garda

RYA powerboat training course
Austrian windsurf instructors completing powerboat course

Instructors, boat owners or just fun-seekers

The RYA powerboat Level 2 certificate is a requirement for all those seeking to become RYA sailing instructors. We offer formal RYA powerboat courses to level 2 and safety boat, wind conditions permitting, usually over two full days – or holiday-oriented, spread over 4 days.
Powerboat training on Lake Garda

We can provide courses over longer periods for regular visitors or those on longer holidays. 

We aim to fit our training to your holiday – not your holiday to our training!

RYA powerboat school

Instructor-led, small groups

You will usually learn in a variety of RIBs and can develop skills with tiller and console steering.

Our instruction is personal with one instructor normally teaching a family or small group who have booked together. When we have single clients booking, we may group together students with similar requirements but group sizes do not exceed 3 people per instructor.

Whether you pre-book or book when you get here, everything you need is included in the price and is at the beach. For RYA Powerboat Level 2, the RYA publication “Start Powerboating” is included. For RYA Safety Boat courses, the “Safety Boat” handbook can be purchased at the beach for £10.

RYA Powerboat Level 1, Level 2 and Safety Boat training

We are an RYA training centre and follow the RYA syllabuses and course structure, full details of these can be viewed by clicking on Adult courses or Junior courses.

Our courses suit those wishing to drive powerboats and motorboats safely and to an internationally-recognized standard.

The Powerboat Level 2 certificate can be used to obtain an International Certificate of Competence through the RYA but require a CEVNI test (available online) and this service is designed for UK nationals living in the UK. Students from other countries should confirm for themsleves how they can obtain an ICC.

The Safetyboat course is a requirement for RYA Dinghy SI course candidates.

RYA Powerboat courses and syllabuses
RYA Powerboat courses overview

Popular courses

RYA Level 1

Basic powerboating
£ 180
  • One day
  • All equipment provided
  • No experience necessary
  • Should be confident around water

RYA Level 2

Start Powerboating
£ 300
  • Two days
  • All equipment provided
  • No experience necessary but must be 16 years old
  • Should be confident around water

RYA Safetyboat

Providing assistance
£ 300
  • Two days or 4 half-days
  • All equipment provided
  • Powerboat Level 2 certificate
  • Should be confident around water


Power- and Safety-boat
£ 500
  • 4 days
  • All equipment provided but own wet-weather gear recommended
  • No experience necessary
  • Should be confident around water

Powerboat courses for adults and juniors

The prices below are for Europa Holidays clients who have booked accommodation through us and reflect a discount of approx.  10% discount on prices paid at the beach.  People wanting to book courses without accommodation should look at Europa Surf and Sail Powerboat training for prices in Euros and contact Europa Surf and Sail directly at

Whether you pre-book or book when you get here, everything you need is included in the price and is at the beach. Buoyancy aids, spray-tops, wet-boots are all available. For wet conditions we recommend a change of clothing and a second pair of shoes for wearing in the boat – preferable wet shoes / deck shoes. 

Instructors and boats

– German, Italian and English

Our instructors are RYA-trained and we use boats inspected annually by the RYA.

Our RIBs are 5.2m and 4.7m and we also have a sectioned-floor inflatable of 5.35m with tiller steering.

Course packages

– for you and your family

We can tailor courses to suit your needs, providing all of the required syllabus activities are completed (if you want a certificate). We can also offer discounts to families or groups booking together and for combinations of courses.

If you want to mix powerboating with sailing or windsurfing, we can arrange that. Talk to Alison or Charles on +39 3386053096 or email to discuss your requirements.

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