Power ICC up to 24m Combined course

with Boatability

Power ICC up to 24m course


Dreaming of heading abroad on a sunny powerboating holiday, or looking to gain enough experience to feel comfortable powering around the UK? ICCs are now required in many European and worldwide destinations, and this internationally recognised course will outfit you with everything you need to operate a powerboat up to 24m across the world. 

Thanks to our partnership with Boatability, you can get yourself qualified. See Boatability's website here

Course syllabus



  • Knows responsibility for keeping a proper lookout 
  • Can determine a 'safe speed' 
  • Can recognise a potential collision situation 
  • Can identify 'give way' vessel in a collision situation 
  • Knows what action to take as 'give way' and 'stand on' vessel 
  • Knows responsibilities of a small vessel in a narrow channel 
  • Can recognise manoeuvring signals (1.2.3 & 5 short blasts) 
  • Can make and recognise visual distress signals 


  • Can recognise, by day and night, and understand significance of buoys of the IALA system 
  • Knows sources of information on: local regulations, port entry and departure signals, VTS and Port Operations Radio 
  • Can plan a harbour entry/departure, taking account of possible presence of large vessels and avoiding navigational hazards 

Safety (can use and instruct the crew on )

  • Life jackets 
  • Fire extinguishers 
  • Distress flares  
  • 'Kill cord' (if fitted)


  • Can interpret a navigational chart, understand significance of charted depths and drying heights and can identify charted hazards 
  • Can plot position by cross bearings and by Lat/long 
  • Can determine magnetic course to steer, making allowances for leeway and tidal stream 
  • Can use a tide table to find times and heights of high and low water at a standard port 
  • Can determine direction and rate of tidal stream from a tidal stream atlas or tidal diamonds on a chart 
  • Understands basic use of GPS 

All candidates from the start

  • Can give a safety briefing including the use of safety equipment carried 
  • Has listened to weather forecasts 
  • Can carry out pre start engine checks 
  • Start the engine 
  • Knows how to check cooling 
  • Knows the fuel range 

 Can depart from a pontoon 

  • Understands the use of springs to depart from a lee wall lee wall/pontoon.
  • Can communicate with crew effectively
  • Has positioned fenders correctly  

Do a 360° turn in a confined space 

Secure to a mooring buoy 

  • Communicate effectively with crew 
  • Prepare warp 
  • Choose correct angle of approach 
  • Control speed of approach 
  • Secure boat effectively 
  • Depart from the mooring safely

Man overboard 

  • Observe MOB or instruct crew to do so
  • Demonstrate correct direction and speed of approach 
  • Make suitable contact with MOB  
Carry out high speed manoeuvres
(if appropriate)
  • Use of kill-cord as appropriate 
  • Choose a suitable area 
  • Show awareness of other water users 
  • Warn crew before each manoeuvre 
  • Look around before S and U-turns 
  • Control speed on U-turns  

Coming alongside windward pontoon 

  • Communicate effectively with the crew
  • Show awareness of other water users 
  • Prepare warps and fenders 
  • Choose the correct angle of approach 
  • Controlled speed of approach 
  • Stop boat in place required and secure to pontoon 
  • Stop engine

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Destinations worldwide
Flotilla routes
Types of yachts
40 yrs
Creating holidays
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