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Solent Boat Charters & Training

Unit 11 Saxon Wharf Marina, Southampton SO14 5QF, England
+44 23 8065 8790
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Powerboat level 2 and VHF radio course

I completed the one day VHF course in Nov and the two day Powerboat level 2 course in Dec. Paul was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chris D
Powerboat level 2 Course for 3 junior sailors- a great weekend!

We booked 3 children (aged 12, 13 &14) onto a Powerboat level 2 course with these guys, following a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jonathan H
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Solent Boat Charters & Training offer luxury yacht charter, speedboat rib hire, jet ski safari and RYA training courses catering for private parties, celebrations and corporate marine events including Cowes Week. Based in Southampton marina we explore the Solent and waters around the Isle of Wight. Our fleet of boats are available in Southampton, Hamble, Portsmouth, Cowes, Yarmouth & Lymington.
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Unit 11 Saxon Wharf Marina, Southampton SO14 5QF, England
+44 23 8065 8790
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I completed the one day VHF course in Nov and the two day Powerboat level 2 course in Dec. Paul was the instructor for both courses and he is excellent. He has exactly the right balance of empahising the important points, especially on safety, teaching...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 4 days ago

We booked 3 children (aged 12, 13 &14) onto a Powerboat level 2 course with these guys, following a recommendation. The entire experience was excellent, from pre-booking advice, the booking, including some special accommodation requirements we had, and the course itself. As a parent of...More

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been power boating for quite a few years now and my last RYA powerboat course was back in 2004 which was safety boat. I decided that it was time I gained my Intermediate PB ticket, with a view to get Commercial Advanced powerboat....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the time, so over 3 weeks I did the day skipper theory, VHF radio and day skipper practical courses. They were all well managed, well taught and thoroughly enjoyable. The instructors (Tom 2 and Paul) were both excellent, very patient and clearly explained...More

Thank sglover057
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Joined PB2 with these fine fellows on my path to getting amongst the Superyacht Industry. Pete was our man. What a gent. He was thorough and precise in his knowledge and training technique, yet stood calm and charismatic throughout. Not only did he inspire confidence...More

Thank Ben C
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Solent Charters are the right company to go to for sailing. I have chartered boats on 2 occasions and they are very sensible in their approach, offering help and support as required but leaving you to get on with it. The boats are clean and...More

Thank AlanPappa1
SolentBoatCharters, Owner at Solent Boat Charters & Training, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Hi Alan Thanks for the kind review. All our yachts should have binoculars on board. A little something for us to check on and improve.

Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

An excellent, albeit long, day. Lots of good instruction and practice on working radios. Thoroughly enjoyed the day; even passes the exams too! Will definitely return next year for RYA intermediate power boat training!

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 1 November 2017

This was the second time I have trained with Solent Boat Training having done a PB2 course with them a few years ago. The competent crew course is an excellent course for anyone wanting to get into sailing. SBT is a very well run outfit...More

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The course spanned over two weekends... and it was superb! There were a lot of hands-on exercises, with plenty of room for discussions and additional explanations. All lightened up with a good dose of anecdotes. But most importantly, our instructor Matt -- he's the Don!...More

Thank Steini93
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Started in August 2017 with Competent Crew course (also based on TripAdvisor reviews) I have spent great week gaining loads of experience in theory and practical boat handling. Based on this I have purchased "Zero to Zero" package followed by Day Skipper theory course, VHF...More

Thank pprucha
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