Australian Sailing Power Boat Handling Course and NSW Motor Boat Drivers License training - 1 day course

This 1 day course will give you the skills and knowledge to skipper a small motor boat and the requirements to allow you to apply for a NSW motor boat licence.

This course begins at 9am and finishes at 4pm and combines theory and practical sessions covering driving skills, give way rules, trip planning, boat maintenance, docking, safety equipment and dealing with emergency situations. It is a practical course, with no written test component.

We supply the training material and an Australian Start Power Boating logbook. Use of safety gear including an inflatable life jacket and spray jacket is included.

There is a maximum of 4 students per instructor aboard.

Our training vessels include:

  • A custom built 8m tender with twin 115hp counter rotating outboard engines.
  • An Arvor Weekender 23’ with a 150hp inboard engine and bow thruster.
  • Haines Hunter 445R runabout with a 50hp 4 stroke outboard engine.

The Australian Sailing Start Powerboat Handling Certificate will be issued after successful demonstration of the skills as described in the Australian Sailing Logbook. There is no written test however you must satisfactory complete the course.

In the event a trainee is not awarded a certificate, further training will be offered at the trainee’s expense.

Cost is $395

Dates and Enrolments

April 20, May 18, June 8

Mandarin course available on request.

Course Requirements

  • Attendees must be at least 12 years old
  • Previous boating experience is not required
    What to bring :
  • Photo identification so we can register your certificate.
  • Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses with safety strap.
  • Water bottle, lunch and snacks.
  • Pen and notepad
  • Dress according to the weather, note it is cooler on the water, also bring a spray jacket or you may borrow one from us.
  • We recommend you read through the hand book prior to the course –  Click here for NSW Motor Boat License handbook.

How to gain your NSW Boat Licence

You can apply for a NSW Boat Licence with NSW Roads and Maritime after completing this course. Simply take the course certificate together with photo ID and the licence fee to any service NSW Office. Those aged 12-16 years will be issued with a license however there are some restrictions on the license until the holder turns 16.

Other Recommended Courses

Completing a second day of Power boat handling leads to the RYA Powerboat level 2 certificate and the International Certificate of Competency (ICC) for motor boats up to 10m LOA.

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course

Boat Licence Course Plus Rya Level 2 & Icc
Motor Boat Drivers License training
Motor Boat Licence Course

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