About

Founded in 2023 but with a team having over 25 years of marine teaching experience, Marine Power Training delivers the RYA Powerboat syllabus, from Powerboat Level 1 right up to Powerboat Advanced Certificate of Competence, along with a wide range of shore based courses to help you in your Powerboat Training journey including RYA VHF, RADAR, DaySkipper and Yachtmaster Theory / Coastal Skipper. Based at the mouth of the Hamble River we are only a few minutes onto the expansive Southampton Water which provides a great venue to learn and develop your Powerboat skills in. 

Marine Power Training RYA Training River Hamble
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Our Mission

Marine Power Training wants to support you in your Powerboat learning journey, providing the training you need with superbly qualified instructors and a first class learning environment.

Our Values

Training underpins the development of all skills we develop in life. Spending time on the water should be enjoyable and without stress and the RYA’s World Class range of training courses helps you develop your skills from early steps right up to the amazing potential to earn a living on the water. Marine Power Training’s team are professional skippers and instructors, who bring the benefit of their decades of experience on the water into every course they deliver. We look forward to helping you choose your training path to your chosen goal. 

Meet The Team

Ian Fiddaman

Ian Fiddaman (Fids)

Some say Ian (or “Fids” as his friends call him) was born on the water! What we do know is that from the age of 18 he was a founder member of the A34 Sailing Club (if you know, you know!). Rising to Chief Instructor Power of the renowned Hayling Island Sailing Club, Ian has had an amazing career on the water including 10 years Senior Helm in the RNLI, 15 years in HM Coastguard service as well as acting as the Head of Safety around the World for the Extreme Sailing Series where he provided support for skippers such as Dame Ellen MacArthur and many, many others. With a strong focus on safety and First Aid, Ian served for 10 years as a Community First Responder, in addition to being an RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor he is an approved MCA and RYA First Aid trainer. Just don’t ask him about his favourite curry! When ‘Fids’ isn’t teaching at Marine Power Training, you’re most likely to find him in his ‘other’ role as Chief Skipper for the Wetwheels Hamble boat.

Logan MPT Boat

Logan

Our gorgeous training boat, Logan is a Ribeye A600 Custom. Ribeye produce some of the very best RIB’s on the market from their base in Dartmouth, Devon, UK. With high quality Hypalon tubes, a superb Yamaha F115BETL outboard and recently fitted Garmin 9” chart plotter, she is a great boat to learn in providing a stable ride with smooth power delivery. Coded for commercial work within the Solent Waters, she has a full complement of safety. Logan is a wonderful boat to learn on. Logan is fully RYA TG43-22 compliant as a learning vessel.

Philip Taysom

Philip Taysom

Philip’s earliest memories on the water were learning to sail at Felpham in the 1970’s (yes, he really is that old!). Many years spent on big sailing boats (Contessa 32 being his love), Philip discovered the joys of Powerboats relatively late but soon became hooked, acting as Safety Boat Skipper for National and International sailing events locally on the Solent. As a Professional Skipper, often working alongside ‘Fids’ on Wetwheels Hamble, or Camera Boat Skipper for the glamour of the Sail GP, Philip is an RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor as well as a VHF Instructor Assessor / examiner. Sharing ‘Fid’s’ focus on safety in a Powerboat environment, in his role as Principal, Philip builds Marine Power Training’s systems and procedures, constantly working to deliver outstanding training in a first class learning environment.