Anglesey Powerboat Training Centre

We are based at Gallows Point Beaumaris on the banks of the uniquely spectacular Menai Strait. The Menai Strait is famous for its beauty, wildlife, sheltered waters and of course tides. The sheltered waters attract many boaters; with plenty of marinas, piers and moorings, several places to launch and recover and the proximity for easy access to the rest of the north Wales coast.

While the Menai Strait offers shelter there are also phenomenal tides so our local instructors and skippers can give you some insights to when and where slack water can be found, safe passage and navigation and where you might find some back eddies to get out of the full force of the tide. The tidal range at the northern end of the straits can be over 7.5m on spring tides, so with some of Britain’s most challenging tidal conditions and navigation it’s a great place to learn under safe, skilled and professional instruction.

Our yard and fully equipped heated classroom are based at Gallows Point, Beaumaris where there’s also a chandlery, petrol station and several other marine based businesses.

Our Boats

We have 8m commercial RIBs with powerful engines, but don’t let that put you off if you’re new to boating we also have a 5.5m RIB with a75hp outboard for a more gentle introduction.

We will ensure you’re on the right boat for your needs.

SatZoomer - Vanguard 8m commercial RIB 300hp super charged single Mercury Verado engine; used mostly for our Adventure RIB Safaris.

Ocean Predator - Vanguard 8m commercial RIB twin 150hp Mercury engines; used for RIB Safairs and commercial work including pilot boat services.

Edna - 5.5m Humber RIB 75hp Mercury engine; mostly used for pleasure but a perfect boat for first time powerboaters.

Meet the instructors

Scott Waterman - Commercial Skipper for over 20 years, Scott is a Powerboat and First Aid instructor. Scott served most of his time in the diving industry and is more than happy to tell a tale or two of his adventures at sea.

James Williams - Commercial Skipper, ex RNLI volunteer and local lad born and bred. James started coaching sailing from a young age, he’s a Powerboat and VHF instructor.

Nadine Jones - Commercial Skipper and Powerboat Instructor, Nadine also started her boating career on dive vessels and is a Marine Biologist.

 

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