Tuition using XS Ribs

There are LOTS of Sea Schools that use XS Ribs, here are links to some of them.  Contact them direct and discuss with them what tuition they can offer.

Ashby Power Boat School (All Over the UK)


Contact: Brian Clough
Phone: 01980 622970



Ashby Powerboat School are accredited by the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) as a BSAC Seamanship Centre. Allowing them to teach BSAC Seamanship Skill Development Courses.

Ashby Powerboat School Founded in 2001 as a RYA Training Centre by Brian and Ashley Clough. With more than 40 years boating experience between them they
have been teaching RYA courses to powerboat users.

As Avid divers Brian and Ashley have enthusiastically been teaching RYA courses to BSAC members as well as leisure boaters the recognition by the BSAC is seen as a small but significant expansion.

“We are excited about the prospect of Teaching BSAC seamanship courses to divers, this has enabled us to double the type of training on offer and to reach out to the wider boating community” Says Brian.

“I believe this is a significant step forward for us and the BSAC. Bringing seamanship to more divers will add additional awareness of the sea and proficiency to there boating skills” Added Ashley.

The BSAC courses offered by Ashby Powerboat School include Boat Handling, Chart work & Position Fixing and Diver Cox’n assessments.

More on the courses offered can be found at

Stormforce Coaching (Solent & Greece)

TEL: 02380 231122



A dedicated training company, offering a wide range of courses on new and well-maintained craft.

The RYA Training centre in Shamrock Quay, Southampton hosts 4 training rooms and a small flotilla of 17 craft. Powerboat training courses are taught onboard their XS600, XS700 RIBs and their Rigiflex 400 boats. Own boat tuition is a speciality. The school runs RYA Powerboat Level 2 courses every weekend and most weekdays and programmes Advanced and Instructor courses regularly. They will also train you in VHF radio, safety, navigation and outboard engine maintenance.


· RYA Powerboat Level 1, 2 & ICC

· RYA Powerboat Intermediate & Advanced

· RYA Safetyboat

· RYA Dayskipper, Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster

· RYA First Aid, VHF, Diesel, Radar, Sea Survival

· BSAC Outboard, Boat Handling and Diver Cox’n

· BWS Ski Boat driver Award

· RYA Personal Watercraft

· RYA & BSAC Instructor

· And loads more

More course information, dates and prices can be found at


Solent Charter

Solent Boat Training ( Southampton & Solent )









Tel : 02380 659944

Email :

Website :


Solent Boat Training runs the full range of RYA training course with its fleet of ribs, motorboats, jet skis and yachts.


The RYA Powerboat courses run on MCA coded XS700 ribs powered by Mercury 200 engines meaning they are safe and powerful.


Their classrooms are air conditioned and overlook the marina, with the host of local facilities including bars, cinemas and restaurants , the perfect location for practical and theory courses alike.


Marine Matters (Solent)

Marine Matters UK Ltd Tel: 01489 579589



A dedicated Powerboat & Motor Cruising RYA Training Centre based on the River Hamble offering the highest standard of tuition. RYA Courses are world renowned as a hallmark of competence and confidence by leisure users and commercial operators alike. Training is offered on our 6.5m XS RIB together with own boat tuition.

Since our inception in 2001 Marine Matters has gone from strength to strength by directing our focus on customer service and our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme to ensure high quality at a competitive price. Our excellent reputation is something of great value to us so we endeavour to maintain this by constantly working to find improvement in our service. The result is Excellence as Standard.

We offer the full range of practical courses as listed below together with all supporting theory courses such as RYA VHF, RYA First Aid, and RYA Radar.

RYA Powerboat Level 1
RYA Powerboat Level 2
RYA Intermediate Powerboat
RYA Advanced Powerboat
RYA Powerboat Instructor
RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor
RYA Day Skipper Practical
RYA Yachtmaster Prep & Exam

For more information on course dates and prices please visit our website.



Fairlop Sailing Centre (NE London)

Powerboat training by Fairlop Sailing Centre normally combines the RYA levels 1&2 coastal powerboat certificate into a two-day course at Burnham Yacht Harbour on The River Crouch. Courses are run using five metre RIBs, fully equipped with modern navigationalaids and VHF radios. Personal buoyancy and wet weather clothing can be supplied. These are planning craft, both slow and high speed manoeuvres are covered. After successful completion, the International Certificate of Competence can be applied for from the RYA. You will have to make your own way to and from Burnham. We meet on Saturday at 09.45 and leave approx. 16.00 and Sunday 09.30 and leave approx. 15.00.The courses are run according to demand so please complete a booking form and let us have some possible dates. Presently courses cost £200 per person which includes course notes, logbook and certificate.Safety boat courses and CEVNI tests are also available – prices on request.If you would like further information regarding any of the above courses please do not hesitate to contact us.

TEL: 0208 500 1468
FAX: 0208 501 1669