Commercial Rib & Powerboat Skipper Training

Training to become a commercial rib and powerboat skipper is available on our fleet of 11 rib speedboats based in central Southampton with easy access to the waters of the Solent.

RYA Advanced Commercially Endorsed Powerboat Skipper

The ultimate qualification that makes you a very employable powerboat skipper is the RYA Advanced Powerboat Commercially Endorsed License which is the equivalent to a RYA Coastal Yachtmaster used by skippers of sailing yachts and larger motor cruiser.

At Solent Boat Training we have the range of rib speedboats to match your existing skill level and beyond.

Commercial Skipper Training Plan

The following is a typical training plan to get you to the level needed for taking the powerboat advanced exam. You can join the plan at any point depending on your existing skill set.


RYA Powerboat Level 2 - 2 Day Course - £249

RYA Powerboat Intermediate - 2 Day Course - £269

Bespoke 2 Day Powerboat Experience Building - £299

RYA VHF Radio Course - 1 Day Course - £25

RYA First Aid Course - 1 Day Course - £49

RYA Sea Survival - 1 Day Course - £99

RYA Day Skipper Theory - 5 Day Course - £299

Bespoke 2 Day Powerboat Experience Building - £299

RYA Powerboat Advanced - 2 Day Course - £299

Bespoke 2 Night Powerboat Experience Building - £299

RYA Advanced Powerboat Commercial Exam - £168

RYA PPR Online Questionnaire - £299


We don`t sell the above plan as a single product because all our students  generally have varying experience and so can join the plan at different points.