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Powerboat Courses

Our Powerboat Courses is for those wanting to drive small open powerboats such as RIBs (rigid inflatable boats), sports boats and small launches. These boats are generally powered by an outboard engine, do not normally have accommodation on board, and so are not intended for extended cruises. They may be used for short coastal or inland trips, fishing, safety cover for other watersports, waterskiing or as a support boat for diving.

Whether you use powerboats for leisure or work, or in connection with another activity such as sailing or rescue, we have a course for you.

The programme comprises a series of practical courses which can be complemented by our navigation and other one-day support courses. 
Courses can be taken either onboard a centre's boat or your own boat and you can enter at any level, provided you have the relevant experience beforehand. Be realistic when assessing your current experience and abilities and, if in doubt, discuss your requirements before booking your course.


Level 1 & 2

A course for those wanting to be active crew members, not just passengers

Pre-course experience


Minimum duration

2 days

Minimum age


Course content

Close quarters boat handling, high speed manoeuvres, man overboard recovery and collision regulations

Ability after course

Able to handle a powerboat in familiar waters by day

Price per person

€395 Euros


Sail Cruising

If living on board, cruising the coast or sailing offshore appeals to you, why not give sail cruising a go?

Power Boat

Learn close quarters handling, high speed manoeuvres, man overboard recovery and collision regulations.

Navigation and Seamanship Theory

A series or shorebased courses to complement our training on the water.

Tel: (+351) 282 792 681  ·  Fax: (+351) 282 792 682  ·  e-mail: info@southwestcharters.com  ·  skype: southwest.charters  · Licença de Operador Marítimo - Turistico nº163/2010