East Coast Motorboat Training is an RYA recognised training centre situated on the beautiful River Waveney at Somerleyton. With over 120 miles of navigable inland waterways and access to the North Sea, the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads offer the ideal location for all levels of training.
The centre was established in 2015 by our Principal and Chief Instructor Chris Billson, who has over 25 years boating experience on inland waterways of the UK and at sea. We have a mission to deliver professional, quality tuition that is fun, safe and rewarding for the whole family.
Our clients range from leisure boaters with their first day boat to those with 40ft cruisers. Whether you are new to boating or have owned a boat for years, we can offer courses tailored to your needs.
Training can either be taken on our training vessel Maujon or on your own boat. Our main base is situated in East Anglia but we are happy to discuss training throughout the UK. We also run the Short Range Certificate VHF course from our classroom near Diss, Norfolk. We teach this course to a wide range of clients from private boaters to commercial clients such as local authorities.
Our courses are fully certified by the RYA for Inland Waterways Crew, Inland Waterways Helmsman and Short Range Certificate VHF.
For those wishing to boat abroad we also offer the International Certificate of Competence (ICC) training and assessments for Inland Power craft under and over 10m LOA including the CEVNI examination.
If you would prefer to concentrate more on a particular subject we can offer non RYA clinics that focus on areas to improve your skills such as Boat Handling, Crew Safety and Deckwork. These can either be as an individual or as part of a club or organisation.
For those wishing to venture onto coastal waters we can offer assisted passages either on your boat or alongside our training vessel.
To discuss your training or to find out more information on what we can offer, please do not hesitate to contact us on 07570 794196 or by email. We are open seven days a week.