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Power Boat Level 2
Did my PB2 with Solent training in early March just before the Covid crisis. Excellent two days training, very informative, great boats and all weather clothing. Myself and one other person on the course so great learning ratio. Learned exactly what I needed in order to obtain my ICC for overseas boating. I think the instructors name was Phil and Tony was learning to be an instructor too. Our 1st day was very wet but was provided with all the waterproof clothing, two full days of training. Would highly recommend these guys, great experience!
08/05/2020 11:43:52
Day Skipper Practical Feb 2020
I did my Day Skipper practical with SBT at the end of February, during one of our windiest and wettest winters on record. Our instructor, Noel, was excellent. Once we were settled on board, he sat with us all to hear about past experience and what we wanted out of the week. We had very different backgrounds and some quite different objectives and Noel designed the whole week around those. I learnt a huge amount from Noel and had a thoroughly enjoyable week. Noel had a fantastic sense of humour - and, given his crew, he needed it! I was able to experience some conditions that I would not normally choose to go out in with my family and this means that I'll now be much better equipped if I'm faced with those conditions unintentionally. I'd like to thank Noel and SBT - it was a really useful and interesting week in so many different ways. I expect I'll be back for more training in due course.
08/05/2020 11:42:56
Great 5 days doing competent crew course
Great few days doing my comp crew course in early March. Enjoyed 5 varied days on board under the wise and friendly guidance of our instructor Tom. Would highly recommend and thought was good value for money. Thank you Tom, Matthew and team.
03/04/2020 08:42:46
Advanced powerboat course, and mileage builder Excellent
Excellent, build up to the advanced powerboat course and exam. I couldn't have passed it with out Matt's professional help . Dominic our instructor was 1st rate . A wealth of knowledge an experience. I highly recommend this company to anyone wanting to gain boating certificates ,for leisure or professionally. Offers great value for money to.
24/03/2020 15:50:44
SRC and First Aid Courses
Unfortunately I had to postpone my course due to the Coronavirus outbreak Thank you Matthew for your kind and sensible response and offering me new dates later in the year , Best Wishes Anthony
23/03/2020 09:03:47
Excellent 5 days
Great 5 days doing competant crew. Tom was amazing, excellent knowledge. Well structured, friendly and fun. Plenty of cups if coffee, good lunches and entertaining evenings. Would definitely recommend.
22/03/2020 15:47:43
Two day power boat level 2 Training
Had a really great time with a very knowledgeable and positive instructor. Solent provides affordable accommodation, clothing for any weather and great instruction. The course is fully back by the RYA. I’ve recommended this to my friends and would do to anyone who want to learn to power boat or sail.
16/03/2020 09:04:19
Day skipper 5 day practical course - Excellent
An excellent five day course and our instructor Ben was particularly good - gave us students confidence as well as dropping in tips above and beyond the base remit of the course, I'd highly recommend the company in general and Ben in particular.
16/03/2020 08:20:00
RYA Coastal Skipper Sailing Course
I have just completed the above course which I passed. Much harder week than I thought but the skipper was great. I should have done work on my theory before I came on the course but worked on it each night during the course and good through. Great boat, great skipper and the Solent is great place to learn.
15/03/2020 09:31:34
Top team
I have done numerous courses in the last 4 years with Solent boat training - PB2-PB intermediate - Advanced PB - Day skipper theory - Day skipper Motor Practical - PWC - First Aid- VHF along with "Intro to night nav" and PB refreshers. I have had many instructors Paul, Sam and Sean all of these guys have delivered the courses in an extremely professional and informative way their knowledge is second to none. The rest of the team there make you feel welcome and cannot do enough for. The accommodation on the yacht is cheap, comfortable and sufficient for the stay. I cannot rate this centre highly enough along with their equipment and whole heartedly recommend them to anyone wishing to peruse boating either power or sail because they have many boats if technical issues arise they can be dealt with swiftly. Matt the owner is friendly, honest and accommodating. Prices are highly competitive in todays market. plus you get a free VHF course if you book a different course first. Top team
15/03/2020 09:27:27
First class first aid course
I attended Solent Boat Training to revalidate my first aid qualification, required every 3 years. The classroom was warm, airy and spacious. The teaching aids were numerous, clean and sanitised. My skills were updated, refreshed and put to the test with plenty of hands on practical evolutions. My instructor had a deep understanding of his subject which he imparted in a timely, eloquent and very personable manner. I recommend and endorse this training provider and will return.
15/03/2020 09:24:05
Did L2 and Intermediate power boat course over 2 weekends with Debs, Bryan, Chris and Matt. Patient and knowledgeable instructors. Can't fault anything, good kit, practical and theory sessions equally good and we got out on the water very soon after starting. Difficulty of practical well suited to the individual with non judgemental, constructive feedback. Thoroughly recommend. My wife and friends will be be booking more courses with them, what better recommendation than that!
15/03/2020 09:20:46
Split weekends day skipper course - well worth it
Just completed the Day Skipper theory course. Strongly recommend the option to split it over two weekends (3 +2 days). The training led by Matt was well paced but having the week in between to digest and do additional questions was a great help in working out what we had understood and allowed a useful recap at the start of the second weekend. Also can’t recommend enough doing this as a classroom rather than online. Sharing and learning from each other’s mistakes was a huge help. The theory isn’t difficult but needs practice and help to understand all the very many silly mistakes we made. Looking forward to the practical!
15/03/2020 09:16:06
Shorebased Radar course
Covered the RYA syllabus and then extended it with additional up-to-date material. Excellent course, excellent instructors, and very reasonably priced. Date of experience: March 2020
13/03/2020 09:41:08
VHF Course & 2 day Mile Builder
The first was a VHF course, which was excellent. Good classroom facilities, good equipment, enough radios so that each student gets good hands on and a very knowledgeable instructor. The second was a 2 day mile builder. Whilst not technically a course I feel I learnt more on this then I did on my Coastal Skipper course with sun sail. The boat was a 38 Bavaria Match in good condition, the skipper was Dom who was extremely knowledgeable and passed on much wisdom, the wet weather gear we were given was top notch, we used quality moorings with excellent facilities, in all it was amazing value for money.I will return for the diesel marine course, I’ve checked around and other training providers are charging £140.00 for a a course that SBT are only charging £69.00 for. Summary SBT good facilities, good instructors, good tuition, good equipment and excellent value for money
12/03/2020 09:43:48
Day Skipper sailing package.
Completed 5 Day ‘Practical Day Sailing Skipper Course. I booked a fully complete Day Skipper sailing package . Having attended various courses over the last year . I have found the staff and facilities extremely friendly and a whole range sailing vessels well equipped . The whole package is extremely good value for money when you check out other companies. 10 out of 10 for me.
10/03/2020 09:58:25
Really Excellent Radar Course
A really excellent 2-day Radar course delivered by Debs and Tom. I am a Yachtmaster Instructor so I did this as a referesher course and they filled in some gaps plus extended my understanding, using lots of good practical examples, all delivered in a very clear style. I'd certainly recomend this course.
10/03/2020 09:49:33
Intermediate Powerboat Course
Excellent instruction, boat, equipment and accommodation. Really delighted with the two days. Many thanks.
09/03/2020 10:55:04
RYA Training as it should be !
Completed my RYA level 3 'Intermediate' course last week with Sam our very experienced instructor. Any points that you don't understand Sam was happy to explains it again. I was advised to complete this course prior to doing the RYA 'Advanced Power boat' course and this was excellent advise blessed with hind site. Lastly the rib/equipment used during the course was also excellent
09/03/2020 10:50:58
Day skipper theory
The prospect of 5 days in a classroom learning the day skipper theory didn't fill me with enthusiasm, but the course was so well run and taught in a casual though fully structured way that the time flew by and left me wanting to learn more. I would recommend them to anyone that wanted to do develop their theoretical or practical boating skills further. Accommodation on a boat during the course was an added bonus. Already booked for my day skipper practical and cant wait!
09/03/2020 10:43:09

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