Welcome to Nottinghamshire Boat Training

We are a Royal Yachting Association recognised boat training centre based within Newark Marina, Nottinghamshire.
All our courses are delivered by fully qualified RYA Instructors. Our extensive knowledge and practical experience allows us to deliver a variety of courses.
The courses we offer, whether it be a certified RYA course or one tailored to your own needs, will help you become more confident, competent and safer on the water.


Here at Nottinghamshire Boat Training all our instructors have undertaken extensive training and are fully accredited by the RYA.
In order to provide the highest quality training, ongoing Instructor development is essential. The performance of all our Instructors is monitored through our Continuing Professional Development programme.

Stuart Parker
Principal and Chief Instructor
Email: stuart@nottsboattraining.com
Mobile: 07976 356688

Courses offered by Nottinghamshire Boat Training include RYA courses as well as bespoke family courses and 'own boat' tuition.

We'd be happy to provide you with additional information about individual courses offered by Nottinghamshire Boat Training. Stop by the office or drop us a line.

Opening Hours
Mon - Fri: 09:00 - 17:30
Sat: 09:00 - 17:30
Sun: 10:00 - 17:00

Courses offered

Powerboat Training

Level 1 : Everyday boat handling and the use of safety equipment.
Level 2 : Two-day entry level course provides the skills and knowledge to drive a powerboat.

Inland Waterways Courses

Crew : Course can be run in conjunction with higher level courses for mixed ability groups.
Helmsman : Difficulty and hazards of boat handling in the marina.

Marina Radio (SRC)

The RYA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate (SRC) is the minimum qualification required to operate marine VHF radio equipment on a UK flagged vessel.

Bespoke Training

Whether its your first boat or brushing up on your skills, a bespoke training package can be tailored to your requirements.

Assisted Passages

Passage planning and pilotage are a fundamental part of going to sea or cruising the tidal section of the River Trent.

ICC & CEVNI Testing

The ICC is a certificate which is intended to provide evidence of competence when requested by officials in foreign countries.

First Aid

Our one-day course covers all the usual first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective.

Navigation & Seamanship

• Essential Navigation & Seamanship Course
• Day Skipper Shorebased
• Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore

Diesel Engine

A one-day beginners course to help you prevent and solve diesel engine failure.