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Shorebased RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster course
Excellent, intensive, 6 day course. Much cheaper than equivalent offering from other companies. The instructor, Tom, was knowledgeable and committed. Highly recommended.
05/12/2021 09:50:55
Day Skipper Theory
A 'Doff of my cap' to SBT for their well structured and delivered DS theory course. Sean our instructor has a wealth of practical knowledge and added real training value to the theory. There were periods my brain hurt and id forgotten my own name but a raise of a hand was met with help and support when needed. A great learning environment and positive learning experience. Thank you SBT
01/12/2021 09:57:09
RYA Day Skipper Practical Sailing Course
Hi Matthew, I wanted to say thank you, having just finished the Day Skipper Practical course today. Your feedback form asked for areas to improve, but didn’t give scope for positive comments - of which, I would have many! The course was absolutely superb, and not only hugely beneficial to my sailing skills, but also great fun. Our instructor, Gaby, was utterly first rate; hugely knowledgable and in control, but also very relaxed in her delivery. We all felt this approach was spot-on, enabling us to learn from our mistakes without losing confidence. I couldn’t recommend her, and indeed SBT, highly enough. I look forward to returning for my Coastal Skipper course in a year or two! Keep doing what you’re doing - I have so many friends who have undertaken RYA courses elsewhere - and the feedback has been much more patchy. All the very best, Matt
29/11/2021 12:59:54
Can not recommend highly enough
I have done practical courses with SBT from Comp Crew to Coastal Skipper. I have been out on days of flat calm and Gale Force 8. The instructors manage to inspire confidence, impart knowledge, improve skills and make it very enjoyable all at the same time whatever the conditions. They do so with good humour and endless patience. Organisation of booking etc. is good and the boats are very well maintained. The website may not look as glam as other schools but the product they deliver is first class. Thoroughly recommended.
23/11/2021 18:58:53
Powerboat Training lvl2 with Bryan
Myself and son have just had a great two days doing our lvl2 powerboat training with Bryan we can’t thank him and team enough as the for the knowledge and patience which made us feel welcome and at ease.After many years on the water with boats and ski’s have got a boat on a pontoon Bryan even took extra time out to teach us to manoeuvre on and off our pontoon and to manoeuvre in tight spaces which helped us even more which we thank you.I would not hesitate in recommending Solent boat training and Bryan in any aspect of boating. Thanks
21/11/2021 21:38:29
Radar course
Attended a one day radar course last week . Tom our tutor was first first class. It was very well prepared covered the topic well , run on time and kept to schedule. Would definitely use this company again Chris Stevens
14/11/2021 09:33:16
Power Boat Level 2 with Bryan & Russ (Oct 21)
I took the PB2 course in October 2021 with SBT and really enjoyed the course with Russ in the classroom and Bryan on the boat. Both tutors were clearly very experienced, knowledgeable and passionate power boaters. The course went at a good pace and the instructors were happy to field any question, no matter how simple. The class and water time was well balanced and kept to a lively and fun pace. The kit, including the RIBs / boats was very good, and well maintained. The instructors also shared additional collateral to take away, which was appreciated and also provided guidance on other courses as well as applying for the ICC. All in all, our group of 6 were delighted with the weekend and would recommend Solent Boat Training. I will be back for more... Thanks again, Matt
10/11/2021 15:54:45
RYA Powerboat Intermediate Course In Southampton
Having just completed the above course, I am writing to thank you and SBT for providing such excellent facilities and equipment. As an experienced RYA Powerboat Instructor, I know the importance of providing the right classroom atmosphere, teaching aids and boats for first time visitors to my RTC, and you’ve certainly achieved that. All your staff were really friendly, but my special thanks must go to our instructor, Bryan. His wealth of experience was very evident but it was the delivery of the course that was outstanding, and his calm and authoritative manner stood out - top bloke. It’s always a good sign that you leave a course wanting more and Bryan has just informed me by email that you will be running a one day (night-time) navigation course. I’ll definitely sign up for that.
07/11/2021 17:15:45
The facilities at SBT are superb, classroom, boats and equipment and there’s easy parking near the centre. Great tuition thanks to Bryan and I left the course wanting more, always a good sign! I can’t praise these guys highly enough.
06/11/2021 11:01:16
Excellent Boat Training Establishment.
did all my boat trainings with SBT inc competent crews, VHF, Day skipper Theory and Day Skipper Practical. always impressed with the facilities, the extensive experiences and knowledge of their instructors, organisation of the courses and more importantly how fun the courses were made to be. will definitely go back for further trainings, mile buildings etc. Thank you SBT.
04/11/2021 08:49:04
Power boat level 2 with Russ and Bryan
Excellent coaches, calm measured, patient, knowledgeable and highly experienced. Many thanks
19/10/2021 19:23:18
Power Boat Level 2 with Russ and Bryan
We had a fabulous weekend on the Power Boat Level 2 course. I learned loads + had a lot of fun. The instructors, Russ & Bryan, were brilliant. They were clearly passionate + extremely knowledgeable about powerboating. They were also very patient with us and explained everything. I'd recommend this course and these instructors. Jamie.
18/10/2021 12:43:00
RYA Day Skipper Theory
I can highly recommend this course at SBT for those wishing to do their RYA Day Skipper Theory. Over five days the syllabus covers a wide range of key topics from practical nautical information to an introduction to chart work. There was a lot to learn but our instructor Tom was extremelly competent, and patient, leading us at a good pace through the material with enthusiasm and good humour. SBT provides excellent training. Thank you. Roland
11/10/2021 19:52:24
RYA Competent Crew In Southampton
Good evening Matt, First I just wanted to say thank you - I attended the Competent Crew course a few weeks ago on Gallifrey with Terry and had a tremendous time. He did a fantastic job of teaching and his wealth of experience was apparent. I am already hooked and fully intend to come on a weekend mile builder in the near future as well as do my Day Skipper Theory before the spring.
05/10/2021 15:24:58
Powerboat advanced with Sean
I have used SBT for many courses for powerboat and sail. The courses and instructors are always great. Most recently I completed the advanced powerboat course with Sean, the training materials, boat, facilities and instructor were all spot on. Shame about the weather though.
02/10/2021 17:38:44
Powerboat Level 2 - with Russ
We completed our Powerboat Level 2 yesterday with Russ. It was great fun and thoroughly professional. We would highly recommend this course and Russ in particular. Peter and Reg.
29/09/2021 10:26:22
RYA Powerboat Level 2 ICC
I successfully completed my RYA Powerboat Level 2 ICC with Peter yesterday and would firstly like to pass on my appreciation and regards to him for his excellent practical and theory knowledge and experiences that he passed on to us, it was a great course and learning experience.
27/09/2021 16:39:52
Weekend Sailing Mile Builder
Hi Matt, We have just come back from a weekend mile builder with Mike Heffer, one of your skippers. There were 4 of us with a range of skill levels, from reasonable (but with low self confidence - me) to an absolute beginner who had never set foot in a boat before. I wanted you to know what an exceptional instructor / skipper Mike is. He managed to throw something in for everybody & reinstall my confidence levels. We had fun with a good upbeat feeling on the boat, mainly due to Mikes cheerful nature, but still achieved a number of important objectives (MOB under sail for me) Please pass on our thanks to him & do everything you can to retain him… He’s a real asset to the team! Thanks and very best regards Mark Chapman
27/09/2021 16:37:51
Jocelyn Keen
Thank you Russ & Bryan, what an amazing two day training weekend, very informative, covered so much and went above and beyond to make sure everyone was on the same page. There was lots of laughter in the right places which made the whole of learning easier and enjoyable. Really appreciate the detail you go into and the patience showed to explain in different formats to cover all learning styles. Great work, great team, great company and highly recommend to everyone looking to gain skills on the water.
22/09/2021 10:30:26
Real Day Skipper Sailing Course
I decided to redo my day skipper course having already done it in the Mediterranean but finding it impossible to rent yachts as I was always being told it was "too easy in the Med". 5 days with Solent Boat Training showed me what I had not been taught. You don`t know what you don`t know and this course proved the point. My thanks go out to Steff for getting myself and my wife through a tuff but fun week and I`m sure I`ll have the confidence and paperwork to hire a yacht in most places from now on.
18/09/2021 17:21:17

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