Beginner and experienced powerboaters can get involved with the powerboating courses we have available at the Portsmouth Watersports Centre. We welcome all abilities and are keen to get you progressing out on the water. Professional powerboating courses are essential if you wish to hire or take your own boat abroad. With a whole range of powerboats to practice your skills with, our centre is the ultimate location to complete the courses.



This is an extremely popular 2 day course that gives you an internationally recognised license to drive powerboats. If you’ve always wanted to drive a powerboat, our fully qualified and experienced instructors follow the Royal Yachting Association syllabus to provide you with an introduction into powerboating. The course covers: launching and recovering your boat, boat handling skills, manoeuvres, safety advice and passage planning. No previous experience is required. All candidates must bring a recent passport sized photograph. 16+

This is an intensive 2 day course, which will introduce you to techniques required to operate a support boat or safety boat for a range of powerboats. As we follow the Royal Yachting Association syllabus we can provide you with essential training in a variety of simulated rescue situations. This is an interesting and exciting course enabling you to operate small powerboats in a sailing club or teaching environment. Candidates must hold a Powerboat Level 2 certificate. 16+

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Times and Prices

2 day weekend


£260 per person

Online Booking

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Contact us today on: 023 9266 3873

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Business Hours

Opening Days:

  • Monday - Friday   08:30 - 19:30
  • Saturday - Sunday (March - October)   08:30 - 17:00
  • Saturday (Nov - March)   9:00 - 13:00
  • Sunday (Nov - March)   CLOSED

About Us

Welcome to Portsmouth Watersports Centre. For over 45 years the centre has provided high quality experiences and instruction in a range of activities. Situated on the east side of Portsmouth in the picturesque Langstone Harbour with views over the South Downs.


Eastern Road Portsmouth Hampshire PO3 5LY