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Powerboat Refresher Course


Refresh your powerboating skills with BoatWise on Sydney Harbour!

Looking to brush up on your powerboating skills and gain hands-on experience on one of the most iconic waterways in the world? Our Powerboat Refresher Course is the perfect choice for you!

Our experienced instructors are passionate about sharing their knowledge and helping you become a better, safer boater. Our course is designed to give you the confidence and skills you need to navigate Sydney Harbour’s bustling waterways safely and enjoyably.

We’ll cover a wide range of topics, including navigation, safety procedures, manoeuvring, weather, and the rules of the road. But unlike other courses, we’ll also give you the opportunity to practice what you’ve learned in a real-world setting.

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Gladesville Bridge Marina

Runtime: 4hrs

per session


7 Days a week

Why choose Boat Wise?

Personalized instruction from experienced captains

Our instructors will work with you one-on-one to help you master the skills you need.

Real-world training

You’ll learn and practice essential powerboating skills in a real-world setting on Sydney Harbour.

A fun and relaxed learning environment

BoatWise instructors are passionate about boating and want to make sure that their students have a fun and enjoyable learning experience.

A focus on safety

Safety is BoatWise’s top priority, and students will learn all about the latest safety procedures and regulations.

Hands-on training

Students will spend the majority of their time on the water, practicing their skills and building their confidence.

Personalized feedback

Instructors will provide personalized feedback to each student to help them improve their skills.

A chance to explore Sydney Harbour

Students will have the opportunity to practice their skills in one of the most beautiful boating destinations in the world.

Comprehensive coverage

Our course covers everything you need to be a safe and confident boater!

Here’s a taste of what you’ll learn:

Safety and preparation

Learn how to stay safe on the water, including how to use a kill cord, life jackets, and communications equipment. You’ll also learn how to position your crew and ensure their safety.

High-speed handling

Get behind the helm and learn how to handle your boat at high speeds. We’ll cover topics such as trim, stability, driving position, crew safety, waves, and quick stops.

Low-speed handling

Learn how to navigate close quarters, stand off from other vessels, and deal with wind and tide at low speeds.

Rules of the water

Boat etiquette, signs, and managing busy traffic are all essential for safe boating. We’ll teach you everything you need to know.

Boating skills

Anchoring, berthing, handling lines, and mooring buoys are all essential skills for every boater. We’ll show you how to do it all with confidence.

Emergency situations

Learn how to handle a variety of emergency situations, including man overboard recovery and marine radio distress calls.

Personal equipment

Make sure you’re properly equipped for a day on the water with our guide to boating clothing, life jackets, and other essential gear.

Parts of the boat

Get to know your boat inside and out with our guide to basic boat terminology.

Types of craft

Learn about different hull types, engines, and fuels so you can choose the right boat for your needs.

Basic weather

Understand weather forecasts, sea state, and the effects of wind and tide on your boat.

Buoyage, basic collision regulations

Learn about the different types of buoys and basic collision regulations so you can navigate safely and avoid accidents.

Onboard safety

Understand your legal responsibilities and obligations as a boater.