Safety on the waterways or at sea is a key factor to enjoyment on the water.

We at Solent & Warsash Marine take training as an essential part being a boat dealer. Training is essential for 1st time boat owners or when you move up into a larger vessel. Take the course, it’s fun as well as providing you with key skills.

We recommend local RYA approved trainers to our customers and arrange appropriate training for individuals, families and groups.

Training will take place around the River Hamble, Southampton and Solent; we recommend a longer run is undertaking Day Skipper. We will arrange suitable accommodation where needed so your stay is enjoyable.

Training can be discussed to provide a logical progression towards the necessary or desired level you may wish to reach. From Kayak to 50ft cruisers we can help you; either in your own boat or arrange a boat for you to train in.

Solent & Warsash have preferential rates offered to them via our training partners.

Please call Cole to discuss your training needs on 07584 578600 or email

RYA Training Courses

Introduction to Boat Handling

Personal safety, seamanship, dealing with emergency situations, coming alongside, picking up a mooring, boat handling.

Navigation and Seamanship

Charts and Publications, Safety, Engine checks, Buoyage, Tidal awareness, Visual and electronic navigation, Pilotage, and more.

Use of VHF Radio

Basic radio operation, Frequency usage, Distress and emergency procedures, Ship-to-shore phone calls, DSC, GMDSS, EPIRB, SART.

Powerboat Level 1 and 2

Launching and recovering a boat, boat handling, safety equipment, close quarters handling, high speed manoeuvres, and more.

Start Motor Cruising

Personal safety, seamanship, dealing with emergency situations, coming alongside, picking up a mooring, boat handling.


Boat preparation, boat handling, types of craft, engines and drives, engine operation and maintenance, safety and seamanship, and more.

Day Skipper

Preparation for sea, boat handling, navigation, pilotage, passage making, meteorology, rules of the road, engines, emergency situations, night cruising.

Coastal Skipper

Pilotage, passage making and ability as a skipper, radar, boat handling, adverse weather conditions, emergency situations and more.


Provided that you have sufficient experience and seatime, you can take an exam to attain an RYA Yachtmaster Certificate of Competence.

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