Powerboat Courses - State Boat Licence
Start PowerboatingLooking to gain a powerboat licence? The best way to gain your boat licence while gaining valuable powerboat operating skills is through the CYCSA Marine Academy's Start Powerboating Course.
The Start Powerboating course is a Yachting Australia accredited course recognised by Transport SA to qualify you with a State Boat Licence with no further testing. This Course is aimed at people with a desire to own and/or be in charge of a recreational Powerboat, teaching practical skills to safely operate a small Powerboat. You will gain the knowledge and skill to safely handle a recreational powerboat. Gain your boat licence through practical training with a knowledgeable, caring and qualified Yachting Australia Powerboat Instructor.
Before the course you will be issued with a theory pack that includes some pre-course learning. The rest of the course is spent on the water driving our training powerboat. Learning the correct pre-launch checks, start up and low speed manuovers. We then move onto docking, man overboard and high speed planning. Throughout the day we will teach you how to plan a Powerboating trip to finish off our hands on practical assessment for your boat licence. Along the way you will pick up on all the tricks and tips to be a safe, diligent and confident Powerboater.
All this without sitting a written test! So let the wind blow through your hair and give it a go!
Check our Bookings Page for Group Course Dates
Minimum of 3 people and maximum of 8 per course.
Price: $325 | Members $295
Start Powerboating with a Friend
Available anytime given a minimum booking of two weeks in advance. This is a private course for two people only.
Price $385pp | Members $350pp
Private Start Powerboating
Available anytime given a minimum booking of two weeks in advance. This is a private 1:1 course. Price $525 | Members $500
Designed for people with previous powerboat skills to develop key concepts to efficiently and safely use a powerboat. Required for Yachting Australia dinghy and windsurfing instructors.
Powerboat Handling is run on the same day as the Start Powerboating group course dates and has a prerequisite of holding a state boat licence.
Price $250 | Members $200
Private Powerboat Handling is also available anytime given a minimum booking of two weeks in advance.
Price $350 | Member $300