Power Boating

Motor Cruising at Plymouth RWYC

Plymouth Power Boating

Motor Cruising – ‘It’s quiet, it’s relaxing and we can be out in 10 minutes’ Get Afloat, see the RYA video.

Probably the fastest growing sector in recent years, Power Boat sales of new boats now represents over two thirds of the leisure marine industry turnover. In response to this increased interest the Club has formed a new Power Boating Section open to anyone with an interest in powered craft of all sorts from RIBS to Super Yachts, and interests as varied as local fishing through boat handling and seamanship development, navigational challenges to long haul passage making.

Social activities include shadowing the coastal yacht races and joining in the shore side events; the winter programme of Wednesday evening club house talks with supper; monthly outings on members craft to local beauty spots with lunch; Friday evening seminars and workshops on Power Boat related topics, and the general Club programme running throughout the year.

Monthly Motors

This activity is primarily aimed at those who no longer have their own boats or access to boats but still wish to get out on the water. They are monthly pre-arranged outings running in most seasons and weather.

A small group of powerboat owners have volunteered to give their time and access to their boats. The crews are mostly club members or potential members of about 6 people and the destinations somewhere in the Plymouth Sound or local rivers. Costs of fuel, berthing etc are covered by a voluntary contribution of about £10 per head for local trips with lunch costs borne personally.

A typical day would start by meeting at the clubhouse at 10:00 with a lunch venue at 12:30 and a return to the berth by 16:00. If you’d like to get involved as either a boat owning skipper or a crew then please look out for the Crew Roster on the Club Notice Board or by email inviting attendance for the following week.