Originally Posted by jlandells
The RYA Advanced Powerboat course covers handling boats at night, and I would guess that in this instance, by carrying passengers, they should have had the commercial endorsement of the Advanced course.
Ah right, thanks. Not done that one yet, as I'm only PB2 and trying to gain much more experience before doing more. I must admit I feel confident enough to handle my boat at night (in known areas) and I have done so. But I certainly wouldn't do it in unknown areas and without the added backup of my lights/plotter/sounder not working!!
Sounds like those guys did it without lights, and possibly without nav equipment too?