Welcome to Powerboat Training New Zealand, the nationwide providers of quality powerboat courses based in Auckland, New Zealand.
Our boating courses are mainly geared for Kiwis who want to be safe on the water and would rather have boating lessons on a boat, not in a classroom. We do however also teach Day skipper, Boatmaster and Marine VHF courses.
We offer boat courses on all types of powerboats from Jet-skis to large motor launches.
We can offer private tuition on your boat or you can come and join a small group of 3 on ours. Unlike some other providers we believe cramming 20+ people into a class deteriorates quality. All our practical courses are run with a maximum of 3 people and our classroom courses rarely exceed 9. This way, we get to know you personally and your style of boating.
Our Boat Training Courses
Our most popular powerboat course is the RYA Powerboat Level 2 course. This course results in a photo ID which will be accepted as a license in many countries around the world where a license is required to operate a boat.
An important question you should ask any boat training school in New Zealand is, “Will my instructor have suitable experience?” Here at Powerboat Training NZ all our instructors come from commercial backgrounds and have spent their whole lives working on boats. All our instructors have professional education qualifications.
If you are unsure which course is right for you try our What course is right for me section.
If you are going to operate a rigid boat, don’t train on an inflatable boat. A rigid boat and an inflatable both handle differently. Other providers use inflatable boats or RHIBS, but we recognise that most Kiwis don’t use RHIBs. This is the reason we introduced an Atomix 600cc to the school fleet as below.
Read Our Reviews
Why not check out our reviews from previous clients and see what they thought of our courses HERE