I would highly recommend that you and your crew consider attending a RYA Powerboat Level 2 course - no need to do Level 1 beforehand. The following link will give you more details
Level 2 | Powerboat | Courses | Learning | Courses & Training | RYA
The next link may help you find a centre close to you or other Ribnetters may be able to recommend a Centre from "local knowledge".
Find A Training Centre | Learning | Courses & Training | RYA
I would also recommend that you talk to a RNLI Sea Safety Advisor who will be only be too glad to chat to you and give you free
and impartial advise in respect to any questions that you may have concerning safety. This link will help you organise a free SEA Check where ever you live.
Book a SEA check
Also for those going out to sea, the RNLI's top sea safety tips are:
- Wear a lifejacket
- Get relevant training
- Carry a means of calling for help
- Check engine and fuel
- Tell others where you are going
- Check weather and tides.
If you require any other information do not hestitate to PM me.