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National Powerboat Certificate

Level 2 - National Powerboat Certificate

The aim of this course is to develop the skills and knowledge that allows participants to safely and effectively skipper an open powerboat by day, on inland and coastal waters with which they are familiar.

Get both Tiller & Console Certification in one great course!

Many powerboat courses offer either tiller or console certification with their National Powerboat Certificate Courses. At Dunmore Adventure, we will train you in both types of steering. This is particularly important for those moving onto Dinghy Sailing Instructor, as both tiller and console steering certification are necessary to achieve your certification as an Instructor.

Power boating 1
Power boating 2

Course Details

Participants of this course should have some boat handling experience prior to the course.

Course Duration – 2 DAYS*  (*extra day may be required depending on prior experience)

We cover the following skills over this two-day course:

  • Coming Alongside and leaving a Dock, pontoon or slipway.
  • Picking up a Mooring.
  • Anchoring.
  • Turning in confined spaces
  • Man overboard.
  • Rules of the Road.
  • Launch and Recovery from a Road Trailer.
  • Safety and Planning.
  • Tying up to a dock.
  • All necessary knots to include Round Turn, Reef Knot and Bowline.

‘Really enjoyed the power boat course. Oscar was a great instructor - he was friendly and helpful and delivered the course in a fun manner. The small number on the course was brilliant as we got loads of time to practice every skill. Great set up, great facilities, look forward to visiting again. Cheers’ - Elaine, Wexford

Experience required/prerequisites:

Minimum age of attendance is 16 years and a level of comfort on the water. *This course can include all the material from the Level one course so it does not need to be completed in advance. Successful students on the course will receive National Powerboat Level 2 Certification.

(* this may increase the duration of the course to 3 days)

Next available course dates:

  • Saturday/Sunday 23rd – 24th March 2024 – 1 space available
  • Saturday/Sunday 13th & 14th April 2024
  • Saturday/Sunday 27th & 28th April 2024
  • Saturday/Sunday 11th & 12th May 2024
  • Saturday/ Sunday 25th & 26th May 2024

If you have two or more participants looking to attend a course outside these dates, please contact us: and we will discuss possible course dates that we may to schedule for yo


€350 per person

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