Based on the banks of the River Tay, one of the fastest flowing rivers in Europe,
we are ideally placed to provide you with exciting and varied conditions for your
Powerboat Training. With its quick flowing tidal waters and shifting sandbanks the
Tay offers our students/customers a variety of testing conditions and navigation problems
that can rarely be equalled in any single river or estuary system. Once mastered
on the Tay these skills should equip you to handle most open water situations, anywhere,
up to the conditions/waters applicable to your chosen course level.
Our Instructors are all very experienced and knowledgeable boat handlers, with many
years experience of the River Tay (and other sea areas) and are keen to pass on their
skills and knowledge to enable you to experience the sense of freedom that comes
with being able to take a boat safely out on to the water.
Our Principal, Darryl Mayer, has been on the water for as long as he can remember,
indeed one of his most vivid memories, at the age of eight, is that of helping his
father waterproof their homebuilt "stick and canvas" Canadian canoe by painting boiling
hot pitch on to the canvas skin of the canoe (no health and safety in those days!).
Darryl was always keen to join his father on his boat trips, sometimes testing outboard
motor repairs other times on his father's diving trips. Sadly, Darryl lost his father
several years later in a motorboating accident where he too nearly lost his life,
on the Tay. This experience prompted him to reinforce and increase his huge respect
for the seas, instilled on him by his father, by undertaking organised training and
gaining recognised qualifications, for his loved one's peace of mind, and has ultimately
led to a desire to pass these skills on to others by training as an RYA Advanced
You, and your loved ones, can rest assured that your training with us, whilst striving
to keep it exciting, will always be conducted with safety in mind.