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Practical Training Specialists
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 get training on ours. We are highly specialist providers and 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.

Practical Courses
We offer a broad offering of boating courses, including RYA level 2 courses and new boat owner courses. If you don’t find the exact boating course.
Own Boat Tuition
We offer a broad offering of boating courses, including RYA level 2 courses and new boat owner courses. If you don’t find the exact boating course.
About Us
Powerboat Training NZ is owned by Andrew Flanagan who is originally from the west coast of Ireland but emigrated to Auckland in 2009.
Most Popular Courses

Our most popular courses are the ‘private‘ or ‘own boat tuition’ courses, which ensure you receive the best possible quality training which quickly brings you to a competent and confident level in the operation of a powerboat.

Which Course For Me?

If you are unsure which course is right for you try our What course is right for me section.

Why Choose Powerboat Training NZ

We only teach Powerboating and nothing else which means we are highly specialist and focused in this area.

We strongly urge you to ask any of our competitors what qualifications their instructors have. More than likely the response will be “RYA Level 2 Instructor” You need to know that this is considered a basic junior instructor in the boating world. As we are a niche specialist provider of powerboat courses only, our dedicated instructors have worked very hard to achieve “RYA Advanced” and “RYA Yachtmaster Power” Instructor which is the highest instructor qualification available, Therefore our instructors are at the top of their game. Our Chief Instructor is an RYA Trainer which means he is qualified to train Instructors, which only 6 people in New Zealand are qualified to do.

Please check our reviews as testament to our professional service.

Our School Boat

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 shown below.

We have just added a new Jetski to our training fleet, so do get in touch if you need some training on this.

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