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Certified Superyacht Academy

RYA Powerboat Level 2

(RYA tuition delivered by Super Yachting South Africa)

Book NowThe 2 day RYA Powerboat Level 2 course is conducted in Cape Town, South Africa and provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a Superyacht tender (powerboat).

Similar to a driving license, you are required to be in possession of a valid powerboat license before you may legally operate at sea. As a professional formality, each crew member should complete their RYA Powerboat Level 2 course in order to fulfil their job role and be an active member of the crew.

Our training consists of practical and theoretical exercises. Training vessels used include: 5m Explorer Tender & 4.5m RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat), also used for our RYA Superyacht Tender Operator Course.

Your instructors (ex-superyacht crew), with many years’ experience, will teach you all the skills required to drive a powerboat safely & confidently. In addition, and one of the only companies to add value in this way, we go a step further and include Superyacht specific tender operating procedures which is sure to impress your superior or Captain.

The following topics are covered extensively in the RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course:

RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course

  • Launching
  • Pre-departure checks
  • Day navigation & Potential Hazards
  • Close quarter handling
  • Docking in unfavourable conditions (stern of Superyacht / Dockside)
  • Anchoring procedures
  • Mooring
  • High speed manoeuvres
  • Collision regulations
  • Man Overboard (MOB) procedures – Day time
  • Specialised powerboat manouevering


Today’s modern superyacht industry expects the highest standards from new crew.  This means having the right attitude & right qualifications, but most importantly, having relevant training specific to your job role. As a Superyacht Deckhand you will be required to take on many exterior tasks including: Powerboat driving, Jetski driving, Polishing, Washing, Varnishing, Teak Maintenance, Engine Maintenance, Anchoring, Line Handling, Watch Keeping etc.

As a Superyacht Stewardess you will be required to take on many interior tasks including: Silver Service, Cleaning, Polishing, Provisioning, Laundry, Wine, Bar & Cocktail service and at times be required to assist with Powerboat operations such as transporting the Chef to shore for provisions, entering/exiting port etc.

Course Breakdown

2 day entry-level programme
Location: V & A Waterfront and Table Bay  (Cape Town, South Africa)
Accommodation: N/A
What’s not included: Wet weather gear & Lunch

RYA Completion Certificate

R 4 198.00 (Incl. VAT)


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