FIFE POWERBOAT TRAINING CENTRE

TAKING YOU FURTHER BY EXPANDING YOUR HORIZONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

109A High Street, Newburgh. Fife KY14 6DA

Mobile No: 07764 827573   E-mail: fptc111@yahoo.co.uk

 

Our Story

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 Powerboat Instructor.

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.

 

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