Griffin Marine Services.  Rib hire and sales.  Powerboat courses and tuition.  Isle of Wight based.

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Powerboat Training

RYA POWERBOAT LEVEL 1 £130 (PER PERSON MAX 3 STUDENTS)
A one day introduction to power boating, involving, boat handling and seamanship ideal for the complete novice.

RYA POWERBOAT LEVEL 2 £245 (PER PERSON MAX 3 STUDENTS)
An intensive two day course, covering boat handling, passage planning, navigation, safety equipment, rules of the road and more. Includes the RYA Start Powerboating book G48 in the course price.

RYA INTERMEDIATE POWERBOAT £265 (PER PERSON MAX 3 STUDENTS)
The RYA have recognised that there is a gap in the training between powerboat level 2 and the Advanced syllabus, this new award is the Intermediate, consisting of coastal cruising by day ,using gps and traditional navigation methods at high speed , plus the importance of the role of skipper the whole idea is we plan a passage and then we do it, .held over two days, course content involves tips and tricks for navigating at speed, charts, chart symbols, gps, day shapes, passage plans,CG66, weather, tides, man overboard, how to handle emergencies, boat handling , rules of the road, and more, a good course for developing skills for those of you wishing to take short coastal passages by day . Students must have Powerboat level 2 with a coastal endorsement .vhf / first aid recommended

RYA SAFETY BOAT £245 PER PERSON
Introduction to rescue and safety techniques used in Powerboats for escorting Racing fleets of Dinghies, Windsurfers , Canoes and Kite Surfers. Also assisting in Race management and communications afloat. VHF and First aid recommended.
Course held at our center in Shanklin Wight Waters a RYA ,RLSS,BCU and AALA Recognised training center.

RYA ADVANCED POWERBOAT £285 (PER PERSON MAX 6 STUDENTS)
For the serious boat user or commercial operator held over two days, a night passage will be made along with more advanced navigation techniques and boat handling skills, the ability to navigate to Day Skipper standard is required, as well as having vhf and first aid. (minimum age 17).  As of Jan 2005 Candidates wishing to have a Commercial Endorsement added to their Advanced Powerboat Certificate will have to undertake a separate exam both Practical and Theory . Please contact us for details.

INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCE £75
This is a requirement, if you wish to take your boat abroad and is needed if you hire pleasure craft in sunnier climes. Consisting of a practical and theory exam.

C.E.V.N.I £20
For those of you who wish to cruise the inland waterways of Europe this is a bolt on course to the
ICC and consists of a theory exam, you will need to purchase The RYA Book of EuroRegs for Inland Waterways, which you must have onboard while cruising these waterways.

RYA DIRECT ENTRY EXAM LEVEL 2 AND ADVANCED £75
For those of you with the skills of boat handling and navigation but no formal qualifications. A practical test followed by an exam on Navigation, Rules of the Road, Chart work, Safety Equipment, Lights and day shapes and seamanship.

ONE DAY REFRESHERS £150 PER PERSON (MAX 3 STUDENTS)
Great for blowing away the winter cobwebs, any aspect can be covered from Navigation, to boat handling, you decide the course content.

OWN BOAT TUITION £180 PER DAY (MAX 3 STUDENTS)
What better way of learning than on your own boat, and the cost of the tuition can be divided by three of you, as you are only paying for the instructor, the syllabus is exactly the same as RYA Power boat level 2 or the advanced syllabus. (minimum safety equipment required, The vessel is insured by the owner for loss damage and legal liability to third parties, The owner remains the skipper and legally responsible for the safe management of the vessel at all times even when under instruction).
Own boat tuition can be taken anywhere in * Hampshire* , *Southampton* , *Hamble* , *Portsmouth *, *Poole* ,* Lymington* and *Isle of Wight*. For overseas training the cost of flights, accomodation and transfers will be added.

ONE TO ONE TUITION RYA LEVEL TWO,  INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED £385
A very intensive course with personal coaching for the above levels. This is a popular option for some, as you have the instructors undivided attention, and can really cover a lot of ground over the two days, some schools will put you on a waiting list until they have enough students to fill a course, this can be very frustrating for you the student, our aim is to get people out on the water enjoying this great pastime of ours thatís why we run courses seven days a week throughout the year.

HALF DAY TUITION £75 PER PERSON (MAX 3 STUDENTS)
An ideal course for those of you who want to refine certain aspects of your boat handling either on your boat or ours we can cover any subject chosen by you.

NIGHT NAVIGATION £100 PER PERSON (MAX 4 STUDENTS)
This is one of our most popular courses, held over 5 hours (approx) three hours of theory on Rules of the Road, Lights, Navigation , Passage Planning and Chart Work, then the practical out in the Solent using our passage plan to a destination decided by the instructor great fun and fast. The hours logged can go towards your Day Skipper or higher exams.

ROYAL LIFE SAVING SOCIETY INSHORE RESCUE BOAT £225 PER PERSON
This course is only available to qualified Beach Lifeguards; course content covers rescues of various craft and casualties, First Aid, deep water Resuscitation, CPR afloat, Communications (vhf /flags) Patrol Zoning, Engine maintenance, Navigation and Rules of the road. Held at WIGHT WATER ACTIVITY CENTRE SHANKLIN I.O.W. www.wightwaters.com
Boats used are 6.9 SOLENT RIB 150 hp with consul steering and two 3.4 BOMBADIER
SIBS (SOFT INFLATABLE BOATS) with 25 hp and tiller steering. (VHF recommended)

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Griffin Marine Services, 4 Hampshire Crescent, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5RX.  01983 826026 - 07876 623124  info@griffmarineservices.co.uk