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We have been asked by a lot of people to produce a basic generic launch and recovery checklist. The below list is a good basic guide. Obviously your vessel may differ so don’t treat this list as conclusive, it’s just a guide to offer some basic help.   Before leaving home:   Engine trimmed fully […]

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Powerboat Training NZ has now created a new course combo featuring the RYA Level 2 and RYA PWC certificate which are 2 of the main qualifications required in the superyacht industry.   So if you are looking at heading overseas for employment in the superyacht industry you will benefit from these courses. Whats more, if […]

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Powerboat Training NZ has just added a new Seadoo Spark to our training fleet. If you are new to boating or have just bought a jetski, it’s strongly suggested you get some training as there have been a lot of incidents cause by lack of awareness around these high powered craft.

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A boat got into distress last Sunday in the middle of the White Sea. Unknown to them their distress was received by an Oscar class Russian nuclear submarine who were on exercise in the area and promptly made their way to assist them.   Due to weather conditions the boat was lost but all crew […]

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Man Overboard     You may not have spent much time thinking about it but a person falling over the side of a boat can be one of a boaties worst scenarios to deal with. There are numerous reasons for falling over including inappropriate enthusiasm on the throttle and a rough sea state. Most MoB’s […]

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