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This course covers the practical use of pilotage and passage planning by day on coastal waters using both traditional and electronic navigational techniques. 


This course builds on the foundation knowledge of the Level 2 Powerboat Handling course and is suited to those who aim to drive larger more powerful powerboats. During the two days you will cover, cruising at planing speed and more advanced boat handling. It is recommended for anyone considering moving on to the Advanced course.



Boat handling to the standard of the Level 2 Powerboat Handling course with a coastal endorsement.  Knowledge to the level of Day Skipper theory is recommended. It is strongly recommended that candidates hold a first aid certificate and a VHF/SRC operators certificate.


Minimum Age

Course Content

2 Days


Planning a day cruise, boat preparation, boat handling, pilotage, passage making, man overboard

Ability After the Course

Able to plan and execute short coastal passages by day

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