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Powerboating

Get certified to travel safely at speed on the water.

Get an Australian Powerboat licence with our short courses that provide intensive training in the practical skills and background theory knowledge needed by small boat drivers.

Flying Fish runs one and two day courses for beginner boat drivers in Sydney Harbour.

Both courses entitle you to the NSW General Boat Licence. The two day RYA Powerboat Level 2 course also leads to an International Certificate of Competence.

Choose a course to see details

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NSW Boat Licence

This course provides all the practical training and theory knowledge you need to get your NSW Boat Licence and is delivered in a hands-on way by an expert instructor in one, fun, day. Bookings are open to adults and kids aged 12 and upwards.

1 day

$395.00

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RYA Powerboat Level 2

This course provides intensive training in the practical skills and theory knowledge needed by the small boat driver. You will learn to drive our rigid inflatable rescue craft.

2 days

$695.00

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AS Safety Boat Operator

This course provides the safety boat handling skills needed to support water-based activities at clubs, schools and outdoor recreation centres.

2 days

$695.00

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Outboard Engine Maintenance

This one day course is for the Sydney boating enthusiast who wants a basic understanding of the operation and maintenance of an outboard motor. We teach you how to take simple measures to prevent mechanical breakdown at sea and to rectify defects which do not require workshop support.

1 day

$350.00

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RYA Diesel Engines

This course gives you an overall awareness of the main systems of a marine diesel engine. We teach you how to take simple measures to prevent mechanical breakdown at sea and to rectify defects which do not require workshop support.

1 day

$375.00

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ACMA Marine Radio License (VHF, HF, GMDSS)

This one day Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) approved course teaches you to use VHF (Short Range) as well as MF and HF (Long Range) radio for distress, urgency, safety and general calls. The course includes GMDSS and DSC

1 day

$375.00

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Marine First Aid

This course has been specifically designed for those working in the marine environment and is ideal for boat owners, watersports instructors, yacht skippers and crew. The course leads to an internationally recognised first aid qualification.

1 day

$350.00

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Essential Navigation and Seamanship - Online

This self paced online course provides a beginner's introduction to the navigation theory and safety knowledge required to go boating safely at sea.

self paced

$350.00

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AS/ISAF Offshore Safety and Sea Survival

This two day course meets the requirements of ISAF, RYA and AS for crew planning to take part in offshore yacht races like the Sydney to Hobart race. The course is also highly recommended for anyone going to sea for any purpose.

2 days

$695.00

  • Try Yachting

    3 hours
    Experience the magic of sailing on Sydney Harbour on one of our comfortable yachts. This short lesson introduces you to the exciting sport of sailing in a safe and controlled way.
    $179.00
  • Discover Yachting

    1 day
    Spend a fabulous day sailing on Sydney Harbour aboard one of our comfortable sailing yachts. This is a great way to meet new friends and have fun in the great outdoors.
    $395.00

Boat licence overview

See our video to get an overview of what our NSW boat licence course covers.

Further training

Most boat drivers require a radio licence as well as training in navigation and sea survival techniques.

For details of the relevant courses go to our Safety, radio and maintenance section.