Boat and PWC - NSW Licence Training in ACT/Queanbeyan

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Experienced local training provider IceWater Marine Training brings boat training to your doorstep, with recreational boat and jet ski licence courses in Canberra.

As a local provider, we can offer amazing value on PWC and boat theory & practical training. Why are others charging you $320 or even $370 for a course we offer for only $140? We are affiliated with the registered training organisation M.A.S.T. NSW, a not-for-profit group. That ensures further savings on course costs for all our trainees. We can conduct practical training too but, the rules for lake Ginninderra or Tuggeranong are that you must remain under 10 knots.  We believe staying under (what is equivalent to 18.5 KMs) this speed is not getting you to understand the implications of the rule regarding "safe speed". At speed and up on the plane the boat gets lighter and the steering gets twitchy. You need to experience this to understand it. So if you really want to train locally, we can do it, but our advice is to do your theory locally (Lately we have been training at the Canberra Irish Club, Weston). Then come up to do your practical training in Jindabyne.

Training with IceWater Marine training you also benefit from M.A.S.T. NSW's resources: manuals, helpful links, aids and commercial vessel training.

IceWater Marine courses are run by marine trainer Mick Newman. Mick works on ships at sea in addition to training newcomers to boating. On an IceWater Marine course, you'll get not just the rulebook, but the wisdom of many years of maritime experience.

Why get a NSW licence in Canberra?

You need a recreational boat licence to drive a power boat at 10 knots or more on NSW waters. ACT residents are able to gain a NSW licence.

This licence permits people aged 12 years and over to drive any vessel (except a PWC) at 10 knots or more. This is the speed at which most accelerating boats will start to plane (rise up and skim on top of the water, instead of ploughing through it).

(Transport for NSW)

To jet ski at any speed in NSW, it's essential to hold a personal watercraft (PWC) licence. You can do your boat and PWC licence training together. Or you can gain a general boat licence first and upgrade to PWC later.

Upcoming Courses

Sat 27 Mar 2021, 11:00am

Boat & PWC Theory
Canberra Irish Club, 6 Parkinson Street, Weston
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IceWater Marine Training is approved by NSW Roads and Maritime Services to provide practical Boat Training and/or Knowledge testing for the general boat licence and PWC driving licence.